PayPal is the payment method that is widely used to purchase on eBay, so if you want to buy or sell on eBay you’d better open a PayPal account. The article below will help you if you are going to create a PayPal account.


  1. Enter the PayPal website.

    PayPal website

  2. Click on “Sign Up”. You will find the “Sign Up” button at the upper right corner of the homepage.

    Sign Up

  3. Choose a country and language.

    country and language

  4. Choose a preferred account type. Different fees are attached to the different account types. There is a ‘Get Started’ button under the chosen account type. Click on that button.
    account type
    • There are three different business accounts. They have different fees and benefits:
    • Standard is free, but customers must route via PayPal to check out.
    • Advanced takes a $5 month fee, and customers can check out directly on their website.
    • Pro costs $30 a month, and a customer you can customize it and host checkout directly on your website.
  1. Provide your contact information, and enter a password, once prompted by PayPal. Give your current email address in case you forget your password, they can retrieve it.

    contact information

    • Password must be 8 or more characters long. You have to save it in a secure location in order not to forget it (anyway a forgotten password can be retrieved).
  2. Answer a “Security Challenge,” if prompted.
    Security Challenge

Congrutalations! You have a paypal account!
paypal account

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