How to Send Money to a PayPal Account

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PayPal gives you a plethora of options when using its service. For example, you can use your PayPal account to purchase items from eBay or any other merchant that accepts PayPal. You can also send money to other PayPal accounts. PayPal supports several currencies, so you are not restricted when sending funds. You can send money straight from your PayPal account, bank account or credit card.

1 Sign in to your PayPal account

Sign in to your PayPal account. Select the "Send Money" tab.

2 Enter the email address or mobile phone number

Enter the email address or mobile phone number of the person to whom you wish to send the money. Select the amount of money you wish to send and the currency you wish to send it in. As of May 2010, PayPal supports 23 different currencies.

3 Select whether this money

Select whether this money is payment for a purchase or for personal reasons. Click "Continue."

4 Select to send your money

Select to send your money from your PayPal account, credit card or from your bank account in the form of an e-check.

5 Enter an optional message

Enter an optional message in the message box at the bottom of the page. A message lets the account holder know who you are and why you're sending him money.

6 Click Send money .''

Click "Send money." PayPal redirects you to a confirmation page, letting you know your money was successfully sent.

Located in Pittsburgh, Chris Miksen has been writing instructional articles on a wide range of topics for online publications since 2007. He currently owns and operates a vending business. Miksen has written a variety of technical and business articles throughout his writing career. He studied journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County.