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IncaQueenHandcrafts
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to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

hello. in order to sell on etsy, can I use a Personal Paypal account or does it need to be a business account?
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oddsnblobs
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

You can use a personal account but if you get a business account (you will need a business number so your business would have to be registered) it will allow you to do financial reports.

i hope that helps a little :)
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EDCCollective
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

It is against PayPal TOUs to take payments for items sold into a personal account.
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oddsnblobs
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

Really? Dang there would be a heck of a lot of people breaking their TOU :/
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GoldenStoneBazaar
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

As far as I know PayPal's Personal account can't accept credit cards payments, free upgrade to Premier or Business account is necessary.
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ALikelyStory
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

There is a limit to how many payments you can accept with a personal account before Paypal forces you to upgrade to a Premiere account, so I doubt that many people are using them.

A business account is not necessary.

I was not asked for a "business number" (I'm not sure what you mean by that) when I upgraded to a business account on Paypal.
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leatherpatternstore
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

If you are in a country that accept Etsy Payments, then that is what you will have to use. You can no longer have a stand alone PayPal.

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kitfreeman
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Re: to sell: Paypal business is necessary?

If you are in a country that takes Etsy payment then you don't even need a Pay Pal account. It will be integrated in with Etsy payment and will go through that instead of Pay Pal.
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GoldenStoneBazaar
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