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Upgrade PayPal Personal Account to Premier Account

PayPal offers 3 kinds of accounts: Personal, Premier, and Business. If you want to use PayPal to accept payments your account cannot be a Personal account. If you have a personal account with PayPal upgrade this account to either a Premier or Business account to allow you to accept payments.

Personal accounts are for individual use only and have limited access to PayPal’s features. For members with a high transaction volume or the need to accept credit or debit cards, Premier and Business accounts offer the following premium services:

  1. All the features of a Personal account
  2. Unlimited credit or debit card payment acceptance
  3. Subscriptions and Recurring payments
  4. Mass Payment
  5. PayPal Shops
  6. Customizable Transaction History Logs
  7. 7-day-a-week customer service
  8. Multi-user access
  9. Ability to do business under a corporate or group name

The information contained in this tutorial teaches you, step by step, how to upgrade a PayPal Personal Account to PayPal Premier Account.

To upgrade PayPal Personal Account to PayPal Premier Account login to PayPal as merchant by simply entering the URL http://www.paypal.com in your Browser.

PayPal is capable of sensing that the site visitor is coming in from India, hence India centric information is being displayed. Click on the Log In button in order to login to PayPal as shown in Diagram 1.

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Enter the appropriate PayPal Email address and password {which was provided while creating personal account in PayPal} and then click on Log In as shown in Diagram 2.

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PayPal My Account Overview page displays as shown in Diagram 3. In order to upgrade the PayPal Personal account to Premier account, click on the Upgrade link as shown in Diagram 3.

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On clicking the upgrade link, PayPal explains the benefit of the two accounts against the current account. You can choose to upgrade your account to either a Premier or Business Account, according to your requirements.

Click on Upgrade Now to move ahead with the upgrading process as shown in Diagram 4.

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PayPal then provides the option to choose the type of Account (Premier or Business) to upgrade to.

Select the radio button of the Premier account type as shown in Diagram 5. Click on Continue to move on with the upgrading process.

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The account upgraded, success message is displayed. This message also states that any pending Payments in your personal account have been accepted and the account has been upgraded as shown in Diagram 6.

The merchant can go back to their account to check that the Type of Account been upgraded, by clicking on the link View My Account, as shown in Diagram 6.

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You can see that the Account Type has been upgraded from Personal to Premier as shown in Diagram 7.

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May 5, 2016
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