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How do I use PayPal for starting an online business?

Asked by LostInParadise (28378points) December 5th, 2011

I would like to do some moonlighting doing online math tutoring. There are online whiteboards that I could use and I was thinking of using PayPal for handling payments. What I want to know is how I match up client information with PayPal payment information so that I know who owes me what.

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Judi's avatar

Allll you really need to do is exchange email information. You can send their email an invoice from paypal and they can pay you from the link.

LostInParadise's avatar

I get it. I use the email address to refer to the customer. That works out great, because invitations to share whiteboards is done by way of email.

whitetigress's avatar

On PayPal you can send invoices to your clients e-mails who also have PayPal. I don’t know if there is an automatic function per say. But I know you could do it the good old fashion way and jot it down on calender and send out invoices of how much they owe you :D

ETpro's avatar

If you want to go beyond eBay, and set up your own store with a shopping cart checkout system, you are going to need to contact PayPal, get a PayPal rep assigned, and up a PayPal Pro account. This can be used to process orders just as if you had a full-blown merchant account, and shoppers do not have to be PayPal members in order to purchase using their credit of debit cards. I build Yahoo! Stores and they have full integration into the PayPal Pro processing. Lots of other carts do, as well.

LostInParadise's avatar

Thanks, I will look into Yahoo!Stores

ETpro's avatar

Best of success with your venture.

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