Creating a professional PayPal account

  1. If you do not have a merchant PayPal account yet, you can open one at:
    You will have to create:
    • A professional PayPal account in Live mode for accepting real payments.
    • A professional PayPal account in Sandbox mode for accepting test payments.
    • A personal PayPal account in Sandbox mode for accepting test payments.

  2. Select the PayPal profile that best suits your business needs.
At the end of the sign up process, PayPal will send you a recurring payment confirmation e-mail. Follow the steps to validate your subscription. Otherwise, your account will not be activated.