Getting paid through PayPal is not easy for a Zimbabwean bank/card account holder, as some have had to have relatives open bank accounts for them in friendly nations and then have them trading under another name, albeit against PayPal’s T&Cs that don’t allow you to do this.
PayPal launched in Zimbabwe in 2014, but users were only allowed to send funds or make payments. All that’s changed now and Zimbabwe citizens can both send and receive funds via PayPal.
Source – techzim.co.zw
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Well, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here’s how to go about opening your PayPal account in Zimbabwe that will allow you to receive funds:
- Visit PayPal.com
- Opt to Sign Up
- Select Business Account, then click Continue
- Enter the email address you’d like to register*
- Fill in your information** (Enter 9990 for post code)
- Advise what type of business it is (Private Company)
- Select what category it’s in, together with Sub-Category, add if there’s a website you’ll be trading from and when the business was established
- Give the details of the account holder (their Date of Birth, Nationality and Home Address – if different from the work address)
- Click Set Up Account and when you get in, on the top right, you’ll see a bell that has a ‘1’ indicating that you need to submit additional information. Fill in that information
- Go confirm your email address by clicking on the confirmation link that they send you
- Link a bank card to the account that will allow you to receive money in the US as opposed to a local Zimbabwean bank account.
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