This post will teach you how to successfully setup your paypal account for business without being banned!Contents hide
Of course I know how painful it is when you have your dropshipping store setup and ready for business, but you keep having issues setting up your paypal account as your preferred payment gateway!
Sometimes, Paypal as a payment gateway may seem difficult to set up for some users, because honestly speaking PayPal itself requires a technical approach when setting it up, especially when you’re not a UK or US citizen as it very evident of the common issues faced by those who try to use PayPal are mostly those from other countries.
Before we dive into the full details of how you can set up PayPal for dropshipping without being banned, let us take a critical look at some metrics which serve as reasons why most dropshippers usually get banned by PayPal.
REASONS WHY YOU GET BANNED BY PAYPAL
PayPal is a security-oriented and security-conscious organization that values its reputations strongly and will always want users to have safe and well-secured use of their services.
Most things that caused the ban of accounts for dropshippers is the violation of certain rules, also another reason is several complaints from customers about the kind of products that they receive, the kind of services they render to people, all of these counts and have caused lot’s of dents to the reputation of PayPal, this caused them to ban most dropshippers who perpetrates this acts.
Some of the Complaints are:
- Ghosting of products: Products never arrived
- Product was Damaged
- Retarded Quality of product
- No means of Monitoring or Tracking Ordered products
- Different Order, Different Product
- There’s No reply or means of communication between dropshipper and customer
The intensity and grossness of the above complaints to PayPal have caused them to ban most dropshipping accounts that treat customers in these unlawful ways.
Now, Having said and analyzed the core reasons why PayPal punishes many dropshipping accounts, how do I set up my PayPal account the right way? How do I do it so I won’t get banned?
READ THIS POST ON HOW TO SETUP YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT THE RIGHT WAY
REQUIREMENTS YOU NEED TO FULFILL WHICH WILL PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING BANNED BY PAYPAL
Okay, we’ve stated the reasons why PayPal banned many accounts, now here’s a complete tip on the things you need to get done to prevent your account from getting banned by PayPal.
In great faith, if you can apply these principles and follow them, you’re account is definitely excluded from the lists that get banned.
1) CREATE YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT WITH GENUINE DOCUMENTS
When setting up PayPal account for dropshipping, it is very necessary to note that there are two types of account types, and mindfully, these account types to have a long way to go as it affects the nature of services you’re using your PayPal account for.
The two major account type are:
- Personal Account and
- Business Account
Whenever you’re setting up a PayPal account for dropshipping, the type of account required of you is the Business Account. This business account is necessary as it oftentimes saves you from the surety of getting ban when issues surface.
When you set up your PayPal account as a business account, PayPal will require you to submit certain documents that will back up your business, also save you from the loss of getting banned.
Now there are lots of folks out there who would always submit fake documents with false locations of registration, guess what? Your account will be banned and all your income would be withheld for about 180days!
It is always advisable for every dropshipper that if you’re truly setting up your account for dropshipping, it is good you create it honestly according to the country you’re from so that when submitting documents, these references would not contradict each other.
Another tip for you is to always make use of business emails other than using the native mails like Gmail or outlook. Using professional mail makes your account more secure and assumed serious for business.
2) MAKE USE OF GENUINE AND REAL TRACKING NUMBERS
I will advise that when you’re figuring out a preferred shipping method for your shipping, it’s advisable you make use of the Track and Trace method and then you keep track of the number you want to.
What are the advantages of having a tracking number? A tracking number saves you from any disputes which may surface in whatsoever form such as:
- It provides evidence of shipment
- Gives assurance to customers that their goods are coming
- It’s proof you can use to save yourself from ban when errors occur
Whenever you have certain disputes with PayPal, you can win your arguments by submitting your tracking numbers as a reference to your sincerity of delivery and monitory of every product you sell.
In the light of having your tracking numbers automatically pushed to your Paypal account, there are some apps which can do this task as they connect Shopify and PayPal API together in order to automatically send in the tracking number to your PayPal account but you also need to be careful because some of these apps are from third party sites and they can get details of your PayPal if they are not trusted.
3) BE THERE FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS
For every business in life, relationship which customers plays a vital role which must be played inevitably! Your customer values your relationship with them and whatsoever service you’re serving them. So be there to always have smooth communication with your customers whenever they are expecting a particular product from you.
Always notify them of every bit of information that is vital to them. Let them know when their product has taken off, let them know when in how many days interval their product will land at their destination.
You can always download some vital apps which can help you give delivery updates to your customer. A typical app is AfterShip which can help you create your own format of sending delivery information to your customers.
Here is a template from dodrophsipping.com which you can utilize for sending your own delivery updates.
4) FIX ISSUES IN THE RIGHT RIGHT WAY
Talking about issues, these are things which cannot be avoided, as long as mistakes are bound to happen in life, issues are bound to happen between you and your customers, so be ready that your PayPal account may be prompted with a particular dispute from your customer.
The way you respond to certain disputes or complains laid by your customers will determine if your PayPal account will be banned or will continously be available. So in this wise, you winning any complain laid is a very critical thing to your account.
Finally guys I believe if you should apply these guides to your PayPal account and dropshipping business, your account will not be banned by PayPal anymore.
In case you have ecounter any issues with your dropshipping PayPal account after applying all of these guides, you can reach out to the official PayPal FAQ forums.
Also if you need us to help you setup your PayPal account for dropshipping no matter the country you are, you can reach out us in the comment section, or if you have further questions for problems you’re facing which is not listed here, you can reach to us in the comment section.
Avoid being banned by PayPal and enjoy all your cash for day!