How PayPal works
PayPal allows you to make payments in almost any online store in the world, send money to other PayPal users and, of course, receive money.
To use PayPal, you just need to create an account (we’ll show you how to do it), and associate a card or a bank account with your account; that’s as simple as that.
How much do you have to pay to use PayPal?
- PayPal is free of charge. Creating a PayPal account and purchasing products or services is free of charge.
- PayPal only charges small commissions when international payments involving currency changes are made.
- You can delete your PayPal account at any time and completely free of charge.
In all cases, PayPal always informs you of the cost of the purchase before making the payment. Thus, if a purchase involved a commission, the buyer would be informed before making the payment.
For those who wonder how PayPal can work if it is free; the answer is that PayPal charges a small commission to stores selling products or services, but nothing to consumers.
Advantages of using PayPal
Without a doubt, PayPal’s great popularity is due to the fact that it is extremely secure and easy to use. If you want to make a payment, simply enter the email address of your PayPal account and your password; and if you want to send money to a friend, you just need to know their PayPal email address.
So, instead of always entering all our card data to make purchases, or having to know our friend’s account number to make a payment, with PayPal we just need an email.
How to create a PayPal account
1| Go to: https://www.paypal.com/
2| In the main menu, click on ‘Sign Up’ button
3| Choose if you want a personal account or a business account (normally, you will need a personal account)
4| Start filling in all the details PayPal ask you in order to create an account.
5| At the end of the process, just remember to enter in your email address to confirm your account.