When you register to use PayPal, you have to give your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. You also have to make up a password.
PayPal sends you an e-mail confirming your registration. The e-mail arrives, almost instantaneously, at the e-mail address you used at registration, and the message contains a link. When you receive the e-mail, click the link to visit the PayPal site. Enter the password that was used to create your account.
You also have to add a credit card number to your PayPal account if you want to pay for anything with a credit card. If you don’t have a credit card — or would like to occasionally pay for things directly from your bank account — you have to register your checking account.
To register your credit card, you’ll have to input the name on the card, the expiration date, and the card verification number— the three-digit number on the back of the card, imprinted next to the last few digits of the card number in the area where you sign. PayPal also asks you to supply a billing address. when you enter all the information PayPal needs, click the Add Button. PayPal submits information to your credit card company for confirmation. This process may take a minute and the card is added .