PayPal series

3. How to signup for a new PayPal premier account

This tutorial will show you how to signup for a new PayPal premier account

1) Click the Sign Up link

2) Select your country from the drop-down menu

3) Select your language

4) Select the Get Started button for a Premier account

5) Enter your first name

6) Enter your last name

7) Then enter your address

8) Enter your home phone number

You have the option to enter a mobile phone number as well

9) Enter your email address

10) Enter a password

11) Re-enter the same password

12) Choose a security question from the drop-down menu

13) Enter your answer to the security question

14) Choose a second security question

15) Enter your answer to the security question

16) Enter the characters from the image on the right. You must first agree to the PayPal User Agreement and Privacy Policy. To view those, click the respective links

17) Click here to agree and create your account

In order to get the most out of your new PayPal Premier account, you will need to confirm your email address

18) Go to your email

You should see an email from PayPal that looks like this

19) Click the link to activate your account

20) Return to your browser

21) PayPal will ask you to enter your password again

22) Click Confirm

Success! Your email address has been confirmed

In order to get even more benefits from your new PayPal Premier account, it is recommended you verify your account now

23) Click Continue

24) Click Unverified

To verify your PayPal account, you can either add your bank account or get approved for a PayPal Plus Credit Card

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will verify our PayPal account using a bank account

25) Click Add Bank

26) Enter your bank name

27) Select whether this bank account is a checking or savings account. The routing number can be found on the bottom of your checks as in this sample

28) Enter your 9 digit routing number.

Your bank account number can usually be found on the bottom of your checks as in this sample

29) Enter your account number

30) Re-enter your account number

31) Click Continue

If you have online banking set up, you can confirm your account almost instantly

32) You will need to enter your bank user ID and password

However, for this tutorial, we will not confirm the bank account online

With this method, PayPal will make 2 small deposits into your bank account. You can then either call your bank or check your next statement

Note that it can take up to 5 days for the deposits to show up on your bank statement

33) Select Confirm your account in 3-5 days

34) Click Continue

PayPal has now made 2 small deposits to your bank account. It will take about 3-5 days for these deposits to appear

You can look up the amounts online, by phone, or on your next bank statement

35) Click Continue

Until you enter the two deposits, your bank account will still show up here as unconfirmed

For this tutorial, we will enter the deposits from a bank statement

36) Go to your bank statement

The two deposits will be very small and be labeled as PayPal

37) Go back to your PayPal account

38) Select the unconfirmed bank account

39) Click Confirm

40) Enter the last two digits of the first deposit

41) Enter the last two digits of the second deposit

42) Click Submit

Success! Your bank account now shows up as confirmed

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to signup for a new PayPal Premier account