Finding Your PayPal™ Merchant ID

PayPal Logo If your troop wants to accept payments on-line, you will first need to set up a business account at PayPal™, by going to their web site at

If your charter organization qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, you can obtain a lower transaction rate if you provide PayPal™ with the necessary documentation.

PayPal™ will require you to identify and confirm your troop's checking account, a process that may take several days to complete.

Once you have a business account, the next step is to identify your PayPal Merchant ID.

While you are logged on to the PayPal™ web site, click on the cog icon in the upper right corner to open the Profile menu.  Then select "Account Settings" from that menu.  This will open a new page.

Click Business Information on the menu on the left to display your PayPal Merchant ID, as shown below.

You will need to know this PayPal Merchant ID when you get to the PayPal Configuration page later on, so make a copy of this value.

You should also note the current balance of your PayPal™ account for when you set your starting balance.