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Do I really need Paypal business account?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by tuntun, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. tuntun

    tuntun Newbie

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    I want to start dropshipping with shopify and oberlo but I noticed that shopify needs Paypal business account.
    I don't have registered business, I'd like to do this as my side hustle since I have 9-5 job and I don't even know if this is all going to work.

    I have my personal account for more than 8 years and I don't want to use this one either. I'm not US/CA citizen. I don't plan to scam people, I just don't feel comfortable using my personal account.

    Can I just open PP business account with my domain name as business name? What do you suggest?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Splatterfox

    Splatterfox Junior Member

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    When I started with Shopify around 2 years ago I didn't need a business PayPal account, and for my last store I opened (a few weeks ago) I didn't do so either. I have and use one though, but its not a requirement. Yet I STRONGLY recommend to get both a registered business AND business PayPal. Doing eCommerce requires a business - whether you do it just as a "side hustle" or full time. I know that many people don't do this, but setting up a business usually is quite cheap and easy so I'd go for it.
     
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  3. PBM Bob

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    I have made contact with you regarding an account.
     
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    Yes, if you are serious about your business then it is better to get a PayPal business account as well as setting up a business in your name helps.
     
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  5. tuntun

    tuntun Newbie

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    Thank you for your responses @Sristy and @Splatterfox. Sorry for a late reply, I was unusually busy last few days.