If you have created a PayPal account, your next major concern would be how to find the address or account number.
Of course, without your account number, it’s impossible to receive payments and since you can’t go to a PayPal office to get your account number, here are easy steps to find it.
What Is PayPal?
PayPal is an electronic commerce company that facilitates payments, between parties through online transfers. PayPal allows customers to establish an account on its platform, which is connected to a user’s credit card or checking account.
Once identification and proof of funds are confirmed, users can begin sending or receiving payments to and from other PayPal accounts online or through the company’s app.
PayPal is a service that enables sellers to accept online payments easily and allows buyers to pay quickly and safely. Originally, an independent company was founded in 1998.
It became so interconnected with eBay that it was purchased by the online auction giant in 2002. Today, it is used not just by independent sellers on sites like eBay and Etsy, but by many major online retailers as well.
How PayPal Works
PayPal offers payment services and solutions for both personal consumers and businesses. The company allows personal consumers to shop, make payments, and transfer money with relative ease.
Users need an email address to sign up for an account and must provide a credit card, debit card, or bank account to complete the setup.
PayPal verifies all the information to make sure the person setting up the account, is the rightful owner before the service can be used.
PayPal account holders can use the company’s website or mobile app to transfer money, to others using the recipient’s email address or mobile phone number.
Shoppers can choose the PayPal option to complete purchases online if the retailer has the service. Transactions are completed within minutes, and the company promises that transfers are available for payment or withdrawal to a bank account immediately.
PayPal also offers businesses a range of solutions for their day-to-day operations. This includes payment portals for both online and in-person transactions, business management solutions, as well as credit and financing options.
Business owners must also provide an email address in order to create an account. PayPal attempts to make online purchases safer by providing a form, of payment that does not require the payor or payee to disclose credit card, or bank account numbers.
Therefore, money is secure, privacy is protected, and, since the customer base is so large, transactions are faster than traditional methods.
PayPal, unlike the others, does not give you an individual number, like a bank account number. PayPal accounts are linked to email addresses, so a PayPal address is simply an email address that has been verified as a valid recipient of payments.
After you sign up, you receive an email that allows you to verify your request for a PayPal account.
When creating a PayPal account, you enter an email address. This email address is your PayPal ID. It will be used for different purposes: to confirm your account, receive mailings and restore access.
Thus, the account number replaces the PayPal email address to which you registered the account. Therefore, if you need to give someone or find someone’s PayPal account number, just enter an email address.
You can double-check the address by logging in and going to Profile, and then Add or Edit Email. If it’s the only email address on your account, then you’re logging into your account using that email address as well. Don’t send your password, though!
The payer only needs your email address.
Security of your PayPal Wallet
Since an email address is pretty much public information, its security should be treated with greater responsibility. Be sure to register your email address only on trusted and reliable services, such as Gmail from Google.
Set a complex password and all available identification methods, mobile numbers, trusted addresses, security questions. We recommend using different passwords for email and wallet.
All payments in the system are performed through a secure connection, and all numbers of payment cards are kept secret. Do not give anyone your card number to which the wallet is linked.
The first sign of a fraudster is the requirement to provide any information other than the mail address, your payment card number, CVC / CVV code, expiration date, and other information.
Also you, as a seller, do not need to specify this information when receiving the money to an account. First of all, PayPal is required if you are willing to sell on eBay, where payment for goods is carried out directly from your personal account through PayPal.
In conclusion, to receive money with PayPal, you will need the email address with which the PayPal account was created, as that serves as your account number. However, you will need to keep it secure, using a strong password.
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