PayPal is a useful tool for billing, sending and receiving funds online. Because you can have a debit or credit card attached to your PayPal account, accessing your funds is simple, too. PayPal also gives you the ability to attach checking or savings accounts at your bank, making it easy to transfer funds back and forth when necessary. All of the tools in PayPal are straightforward and designed with the user in mind.
Navigate to PayPal.com and click "Sign Up" to create a PayPal account (if you don't already have one).
Choose your country and language from the pull-down menus, then select the PayPal service you would like to use. All the accounts, including "Personal" will allow you to send a bill payable to your PayPal account.
Fill in all the needed information on the next page, click "Agree and Create Account" on the bottom.
Click the "Request Money" tab, from inside your PayPal account.
Fill in the email address of the person you are requesting payment from. Type in the amount and check if it's for "Goods" or "Services." Click "Continue" to navigate to the next screen.
Verify the amount and email address of the person being billed. Modify the subject of the email and create a message if you desire. Click "Request Money" to finalize the bill and send.
Funds received from billing for goods or services with PayPal will be assessed a small handling fee of 30 cents plus a 1.9% to 2.9% surcharge (this percentage varies with sales volume, the higher the sales volume the less the fee).
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