How to Set Up Your Paypal Account to Accept International Currencies

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At present, your PayPal account may be set up for your own domestic market and currency only. For UK Sellers, this would usually mean adding (at a minimum) EUR, USD and AUD. Likewise for US Sellers, set-up would likely allow for payments in GBP, EUR, CAD & AUD.


Adding Currencies allows you to accept payments into specific PayPal currency accounts, USD to USD, Euro to Euro, GBP to GBP etc. It also enables you to ''Hold'' the balance of these additional Currency accounts rather than converting the currency immediately. This provides the potential benefit of being able to convert against the exchange rate whenever you choose.


To accept international payments:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account
  2. Click the Business Profile icon next to "Log Out" and select Profile and settings
  3. Click My selling tools
  4. To enable International payments, untick the Block payments from users who ''Have non-US (UK etc) PayPal accounts''


Now you're set-up to receive International Payments, let's add the Currencies you want to your Account. This differs depending on whether you have a Business or Private Account.


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