December 12, 2010 at 8:49 pm #2371
Hello estore w/ paypal experts
I already have a personal account on paypal.
I’d like to use paypal to sell pdf tutorials on my site.
Everything seems to work fine.
But I don’t want to expose my personnal email on the paypal page.
should I create another account ?
Actually, when I test with my account, at the bottom, there is a link
“return to firstname.lastname@example.org” with my email.
I cannot find where I could change it… maybe, it is another clue for me to create another account.
I don’t want to pay for a big account because I’m just beginning with my eshop so…
any advices would be appreciated
juDecember 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm #27334
You must upgrade to a “Business Account” with PayPal. That will allow you to use a business name, instead of an e-mail address. It is FREE to upgrade, but you must provide some “personal” information to PayPal.December 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm #27335vfontjrMember
You can also add another email address to you paypal account and send money to that one, for example, email@example.com.December 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm #27336
But you must make the second address your primary PayPal address, or else the first one will still be shown. Considering that the cost of upgrading to a verified business account is free, it is well worth forking over the personal information PayPal requires. After all, if they were a real bank, you’d have to give the same information.December 13, 2010 at 2:52 am #27337vfontjrMember
Not true. If you go to my website and click the buy now button, the sales email address displays, not the primary. The purchaser never sees my primary. But then again, I do have a business account. I haven’t had a personal account in about 7 years.December 13, 2010 at 8:46 am #27338
Thanks a lot for feedbacks.
should I upgrade my personal? Or creating another one?
It is now my question…December 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm #27339
It really depends on how paranoid you are about the government you live under. Honestly, there is no disadvantage to upgrading your account; unless you are trying to avoid something.December 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm #27340
no paranoid here
no unlegal stuff too
it was just to know more about that.
I can pay with an upgraded account too, under my name?December 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm #27341
If you upgrade to a business account, all payments to/from you will be presented to the buyer/seller as whatever your business name is. You can also have multiple e-mail addresses associated with your account. But as far as PayPal is concerned the account is in your name.
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