How To Find PayPal Account Number: In 4 Steps (With Photos)

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How To Find PayPal Account Number: In 4 Steps (With Photos)

Most financial institutions provide some variation of account numbers. We use them for various things, from paying for things online to signing up for a direct deposit. However, PayPal isn’t like most financial institutions. While PayPal doesn’t issue account numbers, we can show you how to find important information about your PayPal account.

PayPal uses your email address to identify your PayPal account. On the other hand, some PayPal customers (business customers) and those with PayPal Prepaid debit cards do have ID numbers. Scroll through the sections below to learn how to find your PayPal account’s identifying information.

How to Find PayPal Account Email on Mobile

We’ll start by covering the basics. Anyone with a PayPal account has a registered email. We often use this email to identify our accounts, send money, and receive it. So, if that’s what you need to do, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the PayPal App

Launch the PayPal app on your mobile device and ensure you’re signed into the right account.

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Paypal App is accessible from your phone’s home screen.

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Step 2: Tap Your Profile Icon

Now, tap your profile icon in the top left corner.

Navigate to the profile icon and tap it.


Step 3: Tap Account Info

Select Account info at the top of the menu.

Go to Account Info under your Profile.


Step 4: View Your Email

Finally, you can see the email address you used to sign up for PayPal.

Your email address is just under your profile image.


How to Find PayPal Account Email on a Web Browser – Personal Account

If you prefer to find your account email on a browser, you can. Of course, the steps vary depending on whether you have a personal or business PayPal account. If you have the former, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into PayPal

Start by logging into your PayPal account on a web browser.


Step 2: Click the Settings Cog

Those with a personal PayPal account will see a settings cog in the upper right corner. Select the settings cog.

The gear icon is next to the Log Out link.


Note: If you don’t see a settings cog but you see your profile information in the top right corner, go to the next section.

Step 3: View Your Account Email

Now, you can see your email near the top of the screen.

You can update your Paypal’s primary email.


How to Find PayPal Account Email on a Web Browser – Business Account

Finally, follow these instructions to reveal your account email if you have a business account:

Step 1: Log Into PayPal

Sign into your PayPal account on a web browser.

Sign into your PayPal account.


Step 2: Click Your Profile Icon

You won’t see a settings cog at the top right corner. Instead, you’ll see your name and profile icon. Click that.

Navigate to your account name at the top right of the screen.


Step 3: Click Profile Settings

A small drop-down menu will appear. Click Profile Settings.

Navigate to profile settings in the drop-down menu that appears.


Step 4: View Your Account Email

Finally, view your PayPal account email.

Your email address is under the Login and security section of your PayPal profile.


How to Find PayPal Merchant ID – Business Account

If you’re a business owner, you should know how to find your PayPal Merchant ID. This number is the identifier that lets you receive payments. If there’s ever an issue with your account or chargebacks, this is the number you’ll need.

Here’s how to find it:

Step 1: Log into PayPal

Start by logging into your PayPal account.


Note: Ensure you log into your business account. Personal accounts won’t have the option to view a Merchant ID.

Step 2: Click Your Profile Picture

You’ll know you are logged into a business account when you don’t see a settings cog in the top right corner. Rather, you see your profile picture and name. Click that to move forward.

Tap on your profile picture.


Step 3: Click Account Settings

Click Account Settings in the small drop-down menu.

Navigato to Account settings in the drop-down menu.


Step 4: Click Business Information

Now, you’ll see a menu on the left. You may need to scroll down a bit, but select Business Information when you see it.

Navigate to Business information under Business Profile.


Step 5: View Your Merchant ID

Finally, you can view your PayPal Merchant ID.

You can find your PayPal Merchant ID under the Business Information section of your Business Profile.


Helpful hint: It may be a good idea to copy this ID and save it somewhere. However, it’s also a good idea to keep this ID safe and secure.

The above steps should be able to guide you through the process of finding a PayPal account number. However, if you still have any lingering questions or if you’d prefer a tutorial, we found this helpful video on YouTube to help you navigate finding a PayPal account number.

How to Find Your PayPal Credit Card Account Number

If you have a PayPal Prepaid Debit Card, you’ll need a routing number and account number to set up direct deposit. Fortunately, there are a few options to find this number. The routing number to Bankcorp Bank is 114924742. But here’s how to find your PayPal account number.

Via Text

You can send a text to get your account number. It’s a completely automated process. Of course, you must send the text from the phone number that’s linked to your PayPal account. Here’s what to do:

Send a text to 22622. Type Direct in the text field.

PayPal will automatically reply with your PayPal Prepaid Debit account number to your phone.

Note: This method won’t work if you haven’t enrolled in Real-Time Alerts.

Via Phone

You can also call PayPal to get your PayPal account number. Dial 866-753-6440. Then, select Other Services from the menu options. Finally, you can retrieve your PayPal account number.

Via Your Online Account

Finally, you can retrieve your PayPal account number in your online account.

If your PayPal Prepaid Debit card is linked to your online account, you can click Add/Manage Money from the account center. Select Direct Deposit. Then, you can view the information you need to enroll in direct deposit.

PayPal Account [Number]?

PayPal makes our lives so much easier. But at times, finding some information associated with your account can be a hassle. You can use your email address for almost any feature PayPal offers. If you have a prepaid PayPal debit card, you won’t struggle to find your account number.

How To Find PayPal Account Number: In 4 Steps (With Photos) FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How do I get a PayPal prepaid debit card?

If you’d like to have a PayPal Prepaid Debit Card, click this link to set one up. After you get your card, you can link it to your online account and load it. You can also set this card up with your direct deposit with your employer as a new way to access your money.

How do I know if I have a PayPal account number?

The easiest way to know whether you have a PayPal account number is by checking to see if you have a PayPal prepaid debit card. However, you can also call the number above if you’d like.

How do I change my PayPal email?

If you can’t access your current email anymore, or you just want to update your PayPal email address, you can follow the steps in the first 3 sections of this article. Then, click or tap Change. Input a new PayPal email address and start using that one.

Can I get a PayPal account number?

Unfortunately, no. The only way to get a PayPal account number is to sign up for a prepaid debit card.

Can I cash a check with PayPal?

Yes! PayPal does give us the option to cash checks. You’ll need the mobile app and a working camera to do it, though. Open the app and tap Wallet at the bottom. Then, scroll to the bottom of the Wallet page and tap Cash a Check (it’s a green box with a picture of a phone). Finally, take a picture of the check.

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