Now that you have received your PayPal debit card, it’s time you activate it before using it.
You can activate it online or by phone. To activate it online, you’ve to visit paypal.com/activatecard website, which is the official page from PayPal for activating card online.
In this page, you will find the step by step guide for activating your card online and also how to activate it by phone. But, if you just want to visit the PayPal.com/activatecard right away, click on the below given link.
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How to activate your PayPal card using PayPal.com/activatecard?
- Click on the above given link to access the official website of PayPal for activating your card, www.paypal.com/activatecard.
- Now, you will be first asked to login to your PayPal account.
- On the next page, you’ve to first click on the “Profile” link on the top bar right next to the Log Out button.
- Now, click on the “My Money” option.
- After that, click on the “Update” option.
- Here, you will be shown your cards in your account.
How to activate your PayPal card by Phone?
You can also activate your PayPal card by phone by calling the card activation hotline given below:
PayPal Customer Support
If you are facing any issues with activating your card, you can get in touch with their customer support for assistance.
Below given is the toll free customer phone number of PayPal:
If you are an online shopper, it is very difficult to miss PayPal. The company has been operational since 1998 and is today a leading payment gateway for many of the largest companies in the world.
What is PayPal?
PayPal is a payments company which supports business and personal money transactions between members. Non-members can also use it for processing payments to online merchants via guest checkouts. Payments can be done via credit or debit cards, bank transfers or through PayPal balances. All you need is an email, phone number or a membership on the official website or app to initiate the payment or download the money.
A little bit of History
In December 1998 a company which developed security systems for handheld devices called Confinity was launched. PayPal was developed as a money transfer service at the company in 1999. This attracted the attention of Elon Musk who saw the success of the service. Confinity merged with his online banking company X.com in 2000. This proved beneficial for PayPal so much so that it went public in 2002.
Growing through acquisitions
eBay bought the company in 2002 and PayPal became the most popular money transaction choice for eBay users. PayPal went on to acquire VeriSign in 2005 to expand its e-commerce business. IN 2007 PayPal partnered with MasterCard to launch the PayPal Secure Card service for use in sites which did not use PayPal services directly.
The acquisition of Fraud Sciences and Bill Me Later in 2008 saw the company better its services thus increasing its clientele. In 2011 the company partnered with Discovery cards to begin offline payment services too.
September 2014 saw eBay spin off PayPal into a separate entity. Continuing its expansion, PayPal acquired Xoom Corporation, a digital money transfer company, in 2015, and iZettle, a Swedish payment processor, in 2018.
An Advantageous proposition
PayPal has operations spread across over 200 countries and supports more than 25 currencies. Its services charges are about 2.9% + $0.30 for each transaction. The company does not require a contract to use its services. The easy withdrawal and payment options make it very user-friendly. The currency exchange rates offered by PayPal are highest in the world markets.
Merchants often find it an easy way to accept payments from customers. The company also offers the facility of making credit card payments via PayPal to individual members. Business members can also request the company to turn their PayPal accounts into online credit card swipe machines using a USB device. The excellent customer support via email, phone, Facebook and Twitter all have the best customer feedback possible. The community forum is also a helpful tool to redress your difficulties.
The company’s services are popular among almost all major companies across the globe. Upwork, eBay, Google Play, Adidas, Dell, IKEA, Microsoft, Lush and many other companies find the use of PayPal for their monetary transactions easy and handy. This puts the company at an advantageous position in the business world which is proved by its list of elite clientele.