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How to get a paypal Merchant / Business account without having a business?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by BlueWaterLover, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Hey everyone.
    I am planning to start a instagram like and follower selling business.

    I am just making a simple landing page and I want people to checkout with paypal.
    I have seen that you can open a business account for that.

    The only problems are:
    -I don't have like my business registered.
    -I don't have a credit card. I may send the money to my main paypal in order to get it to my bank account.

    Does anyone know more about this how I can get a business account?

    I hope someone can anwser me.
     
  2. JNJSAR

    JNJSAR Newbie

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    Maybe opening an offshore company can help you :)
     
  3. DIe$el

    DIe$el Regular Member

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    Well you need company details for business account or you can buy paypal business account from a seller on this forum.
     
  4. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You may want to buy a paypal account from someone here.. Opening an offshore company won't help you unless you get a director and shareholder appointet that is able to provide DD/KYC documents to paypal.
     
  5. Nochexman

    Nochexman Newbie

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    Why do you want people to check out with paypal?
     
  6. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    We'll paypal is the easiest way for people to pay I think. Every social service selling site has a paypal payout function
     
  7. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    See if 2Checkout is an option for you, BlueWater, they will accept PP for you as well as CC payments so you get the whole nine yards covered.

    I don't know if they offer service to the type of service you want to provide but, if they do, it could solve your problem there.
     
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  8. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Hey man, thanks.
    I just saw it. I also saw that igerlike is using it. The same service as I will provide.

    Do you need if you need a real business registered to get a merchant account on 2checkout? They would be a good option as they also pay out via wire & payoneer
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I am not sure if you need a real business or not to get a 2CO account as we actually use them but they are tied to one LLC or another. I would bet no though as they are used to the small guy online offering a service.

    I'd set up your site, make sure you have the requisite pages in their TOS, and apply. If they reject you they will tell you why but if there is an error as to how your site is set up, they will allow you to fix it to get approved.
     
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  10. kypso

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    if you want to have a business account most likely a bank would like to see some kind of business license. So that is not much chance for you to have a merchant account without a business.