‘How do I pay with Paypal‘ is an article written to help internet newbies and those who would like to order items online understand how to use Paypal as a method of payment. Before we guide you into how to order your products and services, let’s first look into what Paypal is and why use Paypal for your online payments.
What is Paypal?
Paypal is by far the preferred method of payment for most online purchases and transactions. It is recognized n most countries around the world which allows for instant, safe and secure online payment. In some countries, you can link your bank account with your Paypal account so you can easily fund your Paypal to make payments. Otherwise, all major credit cards are usable by linking your card to your account.
How To Get A Paypal Account?
To get a Paypal Account, which you will use for your online payments and incomes, simply go to https://paypal.com to sign-up for a personal account which is free. To do this, click on sign-up and fill in the form and submit.
* Note that the email address you use to sign-up will also be your Paypal Email Address from which payments are issued or received. This email address is your Paypal ID as well.
After your information have been submitted through the form, you will need to verify your email. Simply go ahead and click on the verification link provided in an email send to you by Paypal after completing the sign-up form. Once this is done, it will be time to verify your account itself. The simplest way to do this is to log into your new Paypal Dashboard by entering your username and password and click on ‘verify your account’. You will then receive instructions on how to proceed by linking your credit card and entering a code which you will receive on your credit card statement.
The good thing about Paypal is that they will make you go through the needed verification process to minimize risks of fraud as far as possible.
Paypal Credit Card Payment
As Paypal users, we are definitely concerned about how Paypal will use our credit card information whenever we are sending a payment. Well, you can rest assure as Paypal won’t send your credit card details to the person or business your are making payment to. Paypal will only issue the payment by withdrawing the money from your account and/or credit card and send the money to the intended recipient. Thus, your credit card information or bank details are securely stored with Paypal and not shared to third parties. This means that even though you are making payments to hundreds of other Paypal accounts, none of them will have access to your card details.
How Do I Make A Paypal Payment?
To pay with Paypal is quite a simple process. If you are making the payment via a website you will need to click on the ‘Pay with Paypal’ button so you are automatically redirected to Paypal to complete the payment by logging in to your account and authorizing the payment. However, if you are sending money directly, you will then need the other person’s Paypal Email to send fund to him/her. To do this, log into your Paypal account and click on ‘Send Money’. You will then need to enter the recipient email address which is also his Paypa ID, the amount you want to send and a brief note if you want to. Next step is to authorize the transaction by submitting and confirming the details filled in the send money form. The fund will now be taken from your account if available or from your credit card and transferred to the recipient account.
Payments made using Paypal are done safely, securely and instantly unless further verifications are needed. So you have nothing to worry about when using Paypal as your method of payment.
This is a brief on how you can pay with Paypal for your online purchases without fear of having your credit card details being misused.