PayPal accounts are either Personal or Business.

If you have a PayPal Personal account, then your customers will have to also have a PayPal account to be able to pay. PayPal Personal accounts are free to setup and use.

If you have a PayPal Business account, then you can accept payments by credit card without your customers having to have a PayPal account. The Business accounts are either Website Payments Standard (free) or Website Payments Pro (you have to pay a subscription). Either will work.

To upgrade your current PayPal Personal Account to a Business or Premier Account:

  1. Go to and log in to your PayPal account
  2. Click the Upgrade Now button at the bottom of the page.
  3. The next page will allow you to choose a personal Premier Account or a Business Account. Simply select which type of account you would like, and click the Continue button.
  4. If you have selected a Business Account, you will be asked to enter your Business Information and click Submit.
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