Get Set Up With PayPal

What is Paypal?

PayPal is an online payment service that allows its users to send money, and make payments online without the need to use their credit card directly. They’re known for the highest in online banking security standards, and we trust them with everything we do here at YouCanSend.me

How do I get an account?

Obtaining a PayPal account is a simple process, and its free!
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What type of account do I need?

PayPal has three account levels: Personal, Premier, and Business. A Personal account (free) allows you to receive donations from other PayPal users. A Premier account (also free) gives you the added ability to receive donations from anyone with a credit card, whether they have a PayPal account or not. A Premier account is also required to use YouCanSend.me Add-on’s such as Recurring Donations. For best results, we recommend a PayPal Premier account.

PayPal Fees?

Like all credit card merchants, PayPal retains a small fee when processing credit card transactions. If supporters donate directly from a paypal account these fees don’t apply.
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Receiving Money

How do I receive Money?

All donations received through YouCanSend.me are credited directly to your PayPal account. You will receive a notification e-mail for each donation you receive. Then, when you’ve reached your goal, login to PayPal and transfer the money to your bank account.

How do I link my bank account

PayPal makes withdrawing money simple by allowing you to link your bank account and make an online transfers.
Learn more on linking your bank account with PayPal »

Why should I link my bank account?

Linking your bank account makes it quick and easy to transfer the fund you’ve raised straight to your bank account to pay for your trip. Along with easy fund transfers, having a linked bank account verifies your PayPal account and upgrades it to PayPal Premier for free.

What do I get for being PayPal Premier?

Having a PayPal Premier account allows supporters to donate using a credit card, confirms your identify, increases the security of your PayPal transactions, and raises your withdraw and transfer limits.

Premier accounts are also necessary for some YouCanSend.me Add-on’s like Recurring donations.

How do I confirm my bank account?

Before you can make a withdraw or transfer to your bank account you will need to confirm the account with PayPal.
Learn more about confirming your bank account »

My donations are not showing up?

If you’ve received notifications from PayPal but cannot see your donations when logged into the PayPal account, you may need to confirm your e-mail address.

To confirm your e-mail address click the link in the bottom of the PayPal notification e-mail, follow the steps to setup your security questions, and complete the confirmation. Your donations will then appear in your account within a few minutes.

Can’t find your notification email? You can also confirm your e-mail from the PayPal website.