If you have an online business and have a PayPal account, changing to a new PayPal business name should be on your to do list. The more names you use, the better. Think of all the other businesses you’ve done business with over the years. The more diverse your portfolio looks like, the better. So, let’s change PayPal for our online business.
Here are a few things we need to do. We have to write our brief mission statement. This will give us something to work with as we pick our PayPal business name. It will also help to make our customers feel more comfortable about doing business with us. PayPal was created to facilitate online transactions.
Our mission statement should be short, sweet, and to the point. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a penny to write it. All you need is a computer, internet connection, and a word processor. We could also take advantage of a PDA or a smart phone. That would make it easier for us if we ever had to change our business name.
Once we have written our brief mission statement, we have to go about changing our PayPal business name. Go to the PayPal home page, and sign in with your user name and password. If you’re changing your password, make sure it’s a strong one. You don’t want to pass your account out to someone else, do you? Changing your password ensures that no one else has access to your account, which will keep your business secure.
After you have changed your Paypal business name, you will need to decide what your Paypal URL will be. Your PayPal web address will be on the website from which you can withdraw your money. On the new Paypal website, under the section where you enter your Paypal email address, you will see a tab for “Change your address.” Click this tab, and you’ll be prompted to change your PayPal address.
If you’d like to change your business name for whatever reason, all you have to do is log on to your PayPal account, and click “Change your address.” The next step will be to enter the new PayPal business address you’ve found. Be as detailed as possible when you enter it. Include any other names or places you might use as the name of your business. You will need to confirm your new PayPal business address. You can do this by clicking on the “Get Involved” link that’s shown beneath your PayPal business profile.
When you’ve successfully completed the change, log back onto the PayPal website. Check to see that all your funds are where they should be. If you don’t see them there, don’t worry – just check your PayPal email for a confirmation that your transaction was completed. Once you’re sure that your money is where it should be, you can then use the Change your Business Name button on your Paypal email to activate the change your Paypal address. It’s as easy as that! It really couldn’t be simpler.
Changing your PayPal business address should be one of the first things you do if you’re starting up your online business. It’s an easy way to make your business stand out from the rest and get more customers. Just be sure to change your business name soon after you do it to keep track of who your customers think your business is called by.
This feature is free to everyone who signs up with PayPal as a retailer or seller. As long as you’re not claiming ownership of the ‘Paid’ part of your PayPal ID (that’s what you’ll be paying with if you use a credit card), then you can try it out. It will take less than a minute to do. When you do this, go to your Paypal home page and click on “Change Paypal Address.” You’ll need to input the new PayPal business information and click “Submit.”
Just be sure that you enter the name of your company correctly. Don’t misspell anything – PayPal will catch it and flag it. Also, don’t change your email address or you’ll have to start all over again.
Changing your PayPal business name won’t seem like much until you try it out. But you’ll have more customers coming to your site using your new name and you might end up spending less money in PayPal checkout fees. And if you don’t have a good name, chances are your customers won’t be repeat customers either. So keep your eyes open and be creative…they’ll come to you!