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Do I need a PayPal account to sell?

Yes, you must have a PayPal account so that buyers can pay you, and so that you can pay your selling fees.

What kind of account do I need?

You should have a Business account on PayPal if you’re selling. This enables you to receive payment. PayPal are now phasing out the old Premier account and so if you have an existing Personal account or if you are setting up a new account, please choose or upgrade to 'Business'.

Types of PayPal account

How do I set up a PayPal account?

Please make sure that you follow all the steps to setting up your PayPal account. It’s very important to do this correctly, otherwise buyers can’t pay for their order from you or they may be charged an incorrect shipping amount.

One of the options PayPal gives you is to set a shipping fee or accept a shipping fee from the host site. You should select the latter and not override the shipping fees. You can see how to do this in the guide to setting up your PayPal account.

Where do I add my Paypal address?

In order to receive payments, you must add your PayPal email address to the PayPal address field in Profile - please make sure this is correct!

(To access ‘Payments Methods’, please log into account and select 'Settings' > 'Payments Methods' from the menu at the top of the page)

How do I receive payments?

When a buyer pays for their order, the payments goes directly from them into your PayPal account. If you log into PayPal and view your transactions, you should see any payments from your customers.

What if my buyer does not pay?

Money stays in your PayPal account unless you spend it or withdraw funds to your bank account.
How to withdraw funds to your bank account