I have decided to break down how i use paypal service. As an internet marketer I get asked with my fellow sisters and brothers how paypal works. I will try and cover all the Information as much as possible.
So to start with i will answer some of the basic questions
What is paypal?
PayPal .is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.
Paypal is a trusted leader in online payments, enables buyers and businesses to send and receive money online. PayPal has over 100 million member accounts in 190 countries and regions. It’s accepted by merchants everywhere, both on and off eBay.
How is works in simple terms
Create a free paypal account www.paypal.com ( Business account or Personal account I use a personal account) then you connect to your bank account in this case in Zimbabwe it has to be a visa card or master. The cash balance on your bank card is the balance on your paypal. though sometime you may log in your paypal account and see $0.00. When making a purchase online Merchants will ask you to make payment via paypal account , once you click the paypal button you will be prompted to log in your paypal account. Fill in the paypal log in details and complete the process. The goods your purchased will be delivered to you.
How do I connect my bank to paypal in ZImbabwe?
Please contact you bank as some banks in ZImbabwe don’t have that facility. Personally I use FBC bank (contact the bank and ask about a PREPAID MASTER CARD) Here is my experience with FBC bank and I love their service
1. Support 24/7 (Quick response) via whatsapp , Skype , email. I even get support when I am out of the country
2. The master card is easy to connect with paypal they have instructions on how to do that.
3.An online portal where you can check your balances and other things. visit www.fbc.co.zw
4. Each time they see suspicious activities in my account they contact me to check if i am aware of the transactions
I could go on and on about FBC Bank but for now lets move on
Is it safe to use Paypal ?
PayPal helps protect your credit card information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is never shared with the merchant.
Payments with Paypal
At the time I am writing this article you can only make payments for the goods you want, but you cant receive payments or money into your Zimabwean paypal account.I once contacted paypal about this they said “The service will be available in Zimabwe but they don’t know when?”
As an internet marketer I have to receive money one way or the other so I asked one of my close friends to use his paypal to receive my payments and they send the money to me with other means. Sometimes I ask my friend to use Ecocash Diaspora to send money to me.
Comment below if you have any questions