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Setting up a Business PayPal with an eCommerce Store


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Being able to accept payments through Paypal is one of the most common ways to do business between online sellers and customers. With your upgraded eCommerce Gator account, you can quickly link your PayPal account to receive payments at checkout.

In this article, we will cover where to go to get help with Setting Up an eCommerce Store as well as how to Link and Verify your email with your Business PayPal Account.

First, Build an eCommerce Store

Setting up an eCommerce Store with Gator is both quick and easy! For a step-by-step guide on how to add a store to your website, check out this article: How To Add An eCommerce Store.

Create and Add PayPal to your eCommerce Store:

Selecting Payment Provider

Ensure you have a Business PayPal Account:

For help upgrading your Account to a Business Account, you can follow these steps provided by PayPal:

Next, Verify your Email:

Once linked via Email, You will receive a confirmation email from PayPal with instructions to finish setting up your PayPal Merchant account after you've sold your first product or service.

Keep in mind your account needs to be verified by PayPal before the Payment status of an order is updated.

If you need help confirming your email address, check out this helpful guide from PayPal here: Confirm Your Email Address 

That’s It! Once verified, you can now receive payments via PayPal.