One of the best ways to send and receive money online and make payments is through PayPal. PayPal mobile payments are accepted in some physical stores, but not always. So, signing up for a debit card can be helpful. Here’s how to get a PayPal card.
PayPal Debit Card Fees and Limits
Before we talk about how to get a PayPal card, let’s first talk about any fees and limits that you may have. While it’s free to open a new card and there are no maintenance fees or ongoing charges, there are a few fees to be aware of.
First, if you want to use an ATM that’s not a MoneyPass ATM, it will be $2.50 per withdrawal. Also, there’s a 1% fee to cash payroll and government checks if you need to do so. However, you can request money from friends and family, and you’ll pay the regular percentage fee if you invoice clients as a freelancer.
Now that you know about the fees, let’s talk about how to get a PayPal card.
Step 1: Log In
Step 2: Request New Card
Next, you’ll go to PayPal’s debit card sign up and request a new card. This will take you to a private and secure page to fill in the rest of your info.
Step 3: Fill In Private Info
Most of your information will already be added to your form, but there are a few “secret” items you’ll need to fill out, like your social security number.
Step 4: Activate Card
Once you’ve submitted this information, you’ll need to wait to for your card to arrive. Once it does, you’re ready to activate it!
You can do it easily online by:
- Going to Money and clicking PayPal Business Debit Mastercard,
- Clicking Activate Card,
- Entering the card’s expiration date and clicking Activate Card.
Step 5: Confirm Earnings
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be taken to the card’s dashboard. From here, you can see your earnings, cash back, and more.
How to Get a PayPal Card: Wrap Up
It can be difficult to choose a payment method these days, especially with so many options available. Thankfully, it’s easy to know how to do it and actually take the steps to sign up for one!
For a quick overview of how to get a PayPal card check out the video below.
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