Some Helpful Info about using PayPal

Who is PayPal?

 PayPal enables any business or consumer with an email address to securely, conveniently, and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. Our network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. We deliver a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms.

We seek to become the global standard for online payments, offering our service to users in 45 countries. We have over 56 million registered users, including more than 5 million Business accounts. Our account base is growing by an average of 28,000 accounts per day, with virtually no traditional sales or marketing.

The size of our network and widening acceptance of our product has helped us become the leading payment network for online auction websites, including eBay. PayPal is also increasingly being used at other e-commerce sites for the sale of goods such as electronics and household items, the sale of services such as web design and travel, and the sale of digital content. Offline businesses, including lawyers, contractors and physicians, are increasingly using PayPal to receive payments online.

Founded by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California. PayPal is the 2002 SIIA Codie Awards winner for "Best eCommerce Solution" and is recognized by PC Magazine as one of "The Top 100 Web Sites."

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 How does PayPal work?

 PayPal can be used to send and receive payments through the Internet. You can send money to anyone with an email address using money from your PayPal balance or another funding option of your choice, such as a credit card, debit card, or your bank account. Recipients are then notified via email that they have received a payment from you.

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 How Do I pay a Merchant Through Paypal

 A customer is automatically re-directed to the PayPal system when they click on our payment button. If you are already a PayPal member, your credit card or checking account information is already on file with PayPal so you donít have to re-enter that information each time you use the services.  There are no encrypted credit card number Ďcookiesí stored on your hard drive. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to proceed to payment.

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 Can I Receive PayPal payments?

 Yes. You can login to PayPal and provide them with a checking account you want payments to be made to.  Click Here to do this. 

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 How Quick Is it?

 It usually only takes less than a minute to pay for the item and have an email notice sent to the Verified PayPal Merchant.  How quickly the merchant responds is dependant on the system they have set up to handle orders.

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 Is Express Distributing (dba a Verified PayPal Merchant?

 Absolutely, we wouldn't have it any other way.  To Learn why it is important to us, click here.
  Click on the PayPal Verified logo on the left to check.
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 What does it mean to be a Verified member of PayPal?

 For U.S. PayPal account holders, being Verified means you have added and confirmed a bank account, or have been otherwise Verified by PayPal. Because Verification increases the security of the PayPal network, you'll be able to do the following once you're Verified:
  • Lift your sending and withdrawal limits
  • Send payments instantly using a checking account
  • Become eligible for the Seller Protection Policy
  • Increase credibility with sellers and/or buyers (since being Verified means you have confirmed ownership of a bank account.

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 Is PayPal secure?

 Yes. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient won't receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don't have to worry about paying people you don't know.

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 How do I use PayPal to send a payment?

 After you sign up for a PayPal account, you will need to add a funding source for your payments. For immediate payments, you'll need to add a credit or debit card. You may also use PayPal Buyer Credit if you have been approved. Then, click on the Send Money tab and enter the recipient's email address and the amount of your payment.

You may also fund payments using your PayPal balance or your U.S. checking account. Just remember, adding a bank account will take a few days.

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 How private are PayPal transactions?

 PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. When you send or request money using PayPal, the recipient never learns your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. He only sees your email address, date of sign-up, and whether you have completed PayPal's verification process. Please review our Privacy Policy for further information.

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