Upgrade PayPal account

You can upgrade an existing PayPal account anytime free of charge. Please remember, however, that while you can send and receive money for free with a Personal account, you will pay a small fee when you receive payments with a Premier or Business account. Learn more.

To upgrade your PayPal account from a Personal to a Premier or Business account so that you can begin accepting credit card payments, you'll need to sign in to PayPal and visit your account page. In the left column, click the "Upgrade Account" link and follow the instructions provided. You'll be able to choose which type of account you want and, if you choose a Business account, to enter your business information.

To upgrade from a Premier to a Business account, which will allow you to include your business name on your customers' credit card statements, sign in to PayPal and visit your account page. Click the"Profile" tab, then the "Business Information" link, and follow the instructions provided.

Please note: The PayPal Buy Now and Donations buttons and PayPal's payment services are provided by PayPal, not by Yahoo! Inc. This help page is provided for informational purposes only, and Yahoo does not represent or warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information contained herein. Please consult the PayPal web site for all applicable PayPal terms, conditions, and fees associated with your use of PayPal's Buy Now or Donations buttons and services.

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