PayPal is a secure method of paying on the internet. Once you've
established a simple PayPal account -- and this page will show you
what's involved -- you can use this account throughout the internet: on
Amazon, eBay, Network Solutions, Go Daddy... almost all major eCommerce sites.
Scroll though the images and information on this page to see how
PayPal payments work.
If you encounter an "error" screen when you click the Add to Cart
button, it's probably because the "cookies" that let PayPal know what
you're trying to order are being blocked by your browser.
When you click "Add to cart", a browser window (or new tab) will open
showing the contents of your cart (Fig 1).
||PayPal Shopping Cart
View your cart. You may change the quantities of items, or remove
items. When you're satisfied with the contents of the cart, click "Proceed to
You are then taken to payment pages on the secure PayPal site. To
pay by credit card, on the left, click "Sign up for a PayPal account and
continue checkout." If you prefer to pay using an existing PayPal account,
provide your login information and pay in as few as three clicks.
Before you EVER provide your PayPal username and password when
making purchases from the internet, check to be certain the address bar
of your browser shows https://www.paypal.com/... There may, in fact
will be other text in the address, but the URL will ALWAYS start with this
Fill in the credit
card information form, provide an email and a password. Be sure to use a
robust password which contains both upper and lower case letters, numbers and
at least one symbol character. Here's an example of a robust password:
Click "Agree and
Continue". Be certain to record your username (email) and password in a secure
location so you can use your PayPal account for future eCommerce
Next, you'll see
the "Payment Confirmation" page. This will give you a confirmation page that
you can print from your records. To see PayPal's own explanation of the
payment process, follow this link...
PayPal Payment Tutorial
...and click the tab that reads "How It Works". Just ignore the last
tab, "6. You Get Paid (the fun part.)". Rest assured that we take
absolutly no joy in taking your money....
...HA!!! just kidding!!!
Now... if you have a problem and after you click "Buy it Now" or "Continue",
you see a screen similar to this:
You'll have to enable site cookie
for PayPal. Here's how to do this on Microsoft Internet Explorer (other
browsers will undoubtedly require a slightly different procedure.)
1. On the menu bar, click "Tools/Internet Options". This will display the
Internet Options Preference Dialog.
2. Click the "Privacy" tab to display this Preferences Dialog:
Click the "Sites" button to display this dialog:
Enter "paypal.com" in the space marked "Address of website", then click
"Allow". \ PayPal.com will then appear in lower segment of the dialog which
is labeled "Managed websites:". Finally, click "OK" and close the Internet
Options dialog. This should rememdy any problems you might have