Upgrade to Premier or Business PayPal account

To use PayPal as a payment gateway on you marketplace or receive payments with it, you need to upgrade your account.

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To process and accept payments through PayPal, you must have a Business or a Premier PayPal account. This is required to process credit card payments from non-PayPal users.

If you do not have a PayPal Business account yet, to upgrade, follow this link https://www.paypal.com/upgrade/ or go to your PayPal account settings. You’ll find a link to upgrade to a Business account there. When the platform asks for a business name, you can simply fill in your name.

Upgrading your existing PayPal account or creating a new Business or Premier account is quick and free of charge. There are no additional costs involved.

Please note that PayPal services vary between countries. If Business accounts are not available for individuals in your county, you should have the option of a Premier account, which also works with our integration. In some countries, users have even been able to connect their personal PayPal account to our system without needing to upgrade, but this is not common.

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