How to log into PayPal

PayPal is nothing more than an Internet money transfer service that allows you to buy products online without revealing your credit card number or bank account details to the recipient of the payment. 

How to log into PayPal

Browsing through the meanders of the Web, you came across an offer that you absolutely do not want to give up but the only supported purchase method is PayPal and you do not have very clear ideas about what it is and, above all, how to go about it. be able to open an account. I am wrong? No, indeed. Well, given the situation, why don't you take a few minutes of free time and focus on reading this tutorial of mine on how to access PayPal ? I am sure that in the end you will have perfectly clear ideas about it.

First of all, it seems only right to explain to you, in detail, what we are talking about. PayPal is nothing more than an Internet money transfer service that allows you to buy products online without revealing your credit card number or bank account details to the recipient of the payment. The use of PayPal is free (you only pay commissions on some particular operations) and to use it it is sufficient to have a credit card, even a prepaid one, to be associated with the account. Payments can be made directly with PayPal credit, with the funds present on the credit card or even with a bank account (if associated with the account).

How do you say? Have you finally figured out what it is but now you'd like to take action and find out how to access PayPal? But let's do it now! Take a few minutes for yourself and start following the step-by-step directions below. You will see, in no time at all, PayPal will no longer have secrets for you and, if necessary, you will also be ready to provide all the necessary explanations to your friends eager to receive some similar advice. Let it bet?

Do you want to understand what you have to do to access PayPal from your computer? Very well, then the first step you need to take is to create an account on the website of the service. To do this, connect to the PayPal home page by  clicking here  and then click on the  Register button  which is located at the top right.

In the new web page that is shown to you at this point, choose whether to open a  personal account  or a  business account  by selecting one of the two available options and then click on the  Continue button  to go on. If you don't know what to choose, the main differences between PayPal personal and business accounts are explained below.

  • Personal account (also called PayPal for you or Premier account)  - This is a type of account intended for a single, private user. It allows you to buy goods and services online, send and receive money to other users subscribed to the service.
  • Business account  - This is a type of account intended for companies and allows access to up to 20 users. It includes all the functions of the personal account plus extra features, such as email payments, cumulative payments and advanced payment logs.

Once you have selected the type of account to create, fill in the form that is proposed by typing in the appropriate fields displayed on the screen your country of origin, your email address and the password you intend to use to access the service (with relative confirmation repetition) . In this regard, I recommend: try to choose a secure password, not complete sense, which is composed of at least 8 characters and which contains lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers and special characters (e.g. exclamation points, hashs etc. ). Your safety and your savings are worth it!

Once this is done, click on the  Continue button  and proceed to fill in the second form that is proposed to you by entering all your personal data (name, surname, address, mobile number and so on). Then put the check mark next to the item  Confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of use and the PayPal privacy policy  and then click on the  Accept and continue button which is located at the bottom so that you  can move on to the next step.

Associate a credit card or checking account

Now you have to associate a credit card (also rechargeable) to your account. The credit card, keep this in mind, is used to verify your identity and to make online purchases even when there are no funds available on the PayPal account. In other words, the PayPal account acts as an "intermediary" allowing you to pay for goods and services online without having to provide third parties with your credit card details.

Associating a credit card with the PayPal account is also an operation that must necessarily be carried out in order to remove the withdrawal / deposit limits initially envisaged on the account. To be exact, in case of limits it is not possible to withdraw more than 750.00 euros per month or 1,000.00 euros per year from your account and it is not possible to collect sums greater than 2,500.00 euros.

Then proceed by clicking on the Connect a card button and then enter your credit card details in the appropriate form, verify that the billing address is correct and click on the  Connect a card button  to complete the entire procedure by which to access to PayPal. If you do not have your credit card details at hand, click on the PayPal logo located in the upper left part of the displayed web page to access your account directly. In this case, you will proceed to associate the card with your PayPal at a later time.

Once this is done, a small charge will be made on the card you have decided to associate with PayPal which will be used to provide you with a special 4-digit code that you will need to type into your online account to confirm that you are the real cardholder. Keep in mind that the code to be entered on the PayPal account is essential to confirm that you are the true cardholder will be indicated in the reason for the charge. To find it, you will therefore have to wait a few days (usually a couple) and then you will have to consult the card statement. All clear?

After obtaining the special code you will need to go to the  Wallet section  of your PayPal account, click on your card icon and select the  Confirm credit card item  to type the code found in the statement and confirm your identity.

Do you prefer to associate your current account with your account rather than a credit card? No problem. On the web page where you are asked how you intend to pay for your purchases, click on the Link a bank account button, then type the IBAN code of your account, click on Continue and provide the rest of the data requested on the screen .

Once the operation is completed, to prove that you really are the holder of the selected current account, you will need to follow a verification procedure similar to the one just described for credit cards and propagated cards. A couple of credits of a few cents will be made and in the description of the operations you will find a couple of  codes  that you will have to type in the  PayPal Wallet section  , after selecting the icon relating to your account.

Confirm email and phone number

At this point you can finally say you are satisfied: you managed to complete the whole procedure to access PayPal, congratulations! To confirm this, you should finally see the main screen of the service through which you can manage the account. However, there are still a couple of steps you need to take to be able to sing victory: validate your e-mail address and your mobile number that you provided during registration. Below you will find explained how to do it, both in one case and the other.

  • To validate the e-mail address provided during the procedure to access PayPal, connected to the main page of your PayPal account, click on the  Confirm email address item , access the previously specified email address, access the  Inbox section , press the subject of the message that was sent to you by PayPal and then click on  Confirm email address  that you find in the message.
  • To validate the mobile number provided during the procedure to access PayPal, connected to the main page of your PayPal account, click on the item  Confirm the mobile number  which is located at the top and then click on  Send code  to receive a verification code by SMS to be typed in the space provided on the PayPal website.

Furthermore, if in the previous step you have not proceeded to associate a credit card to your PayPal account, I invite you to carry out this operation as soon as possible for the reasons mentioned above. To do this, click on the  Wallet item  located in the menu at the top of your Paypal account page and then click on the  Connect a card button  and fill out the form that is proposed to you by entering all the required data.

Then select  VISA  or  MasterCard from the Card Type  drop-down menu  , enter the card number, its expiry date and the CVV (the three-digit secret code found on the back of the card) and click on the  Save button  to complete the 'operation.

Then go to the main page of your account, click on the  bell -shaped button  located at the top on the right and click on  Confirm your credit or prepaid card . Then follow the instructions that are shown to you on the screen.

Log in to your account later

Needless to say, once I believe the account on the PayPal website to be able to access it at a later time you just need to go back to the home of the service as seen at the beginning of the guide but, this time, you will have to click on the Login button . Then you will have to type the e-mail address that you have chosen to associate with the account and the relative password in the appropriate fields that are shown to you and you will have to press the Login button . Easier than that?

Once logged in, you will be able to fully use all the functions of your PayPal account as I have explained to you in detail in my guide on 

To access PayPal on other sites and therefore use your account to shop, simply select PayPal as the payment method and, when requested, enter the login data relating to your account. Then confirm your willingness to make the payment and to proceed with the purchase. Very easy, isn't it?

Log in to PayPal on your mobile

PayPal can also be accessed on smartphones and tablets. To do this, just use the official application of the service available for  Android ,  iOS  and  Windows Phone .

You ask me how to use the app? Nothing could be simpler: just download and start it, tap the  Register button  at the bottom right, press the  Ignore item  and fill out the registration form for the service. The information to be provided is always the same: email, password, personal data and credit card. Then, accept the terms of service by placing a check mark next to the appropriate item and then tap on  Accept and create account .

Once the operation is complete, you will be able to access PayPal and then manage your account and send and / or receive money quickly and easily. The app, in fact, has for good or bad the same characteristics as PayPal via the Web.