My recent pondering – can I use more than one email address with a single PayPal account or will I have to open a new one?
Since I started my new site – www.LetsPersonalizeit.com – I’m figuring out how to make it all work and make sense. Now I essentially have three branches to my business:
- Tara Reed Designs – where I create and license my art
- Art Licensing Info – where I blog, write, talk and teach about the business of art licensing
- and Let’s Personalize It! – where I sell personalized products featuring my art.
I want to separate out the emails and payments, etc for Let’s Personalize It! from my Tara Reed Designs email. So the other morning I decided to investigate the PayPal piece of the puzzle – would I need separate accounts or not?
I was VERY HAPPY to discover that one PayPal account can have up to 8 emails associated with it.
This allows companies with multiple sites or brands to customize and not confuse the consumer, without having to have and manage a bunch of PayPal account.s This is obviously good for PayPal as well.
Here is how it works – straight from PayPal:
Manage multiple lines of business using multiple emails
PayPal makes it easy for sellers who use different brand names to manage multiple lines of business. For example, a seller who sells a line of expensive jewelry under the name “JoAnne’s Gems & Jewels” may also sell a line of second hand clothing under the name “Eric’s Eccentric Closet.” Using PayPal, it’s easy to receive payment notifications and manage orders by using a different email address for the two lines of business.
A single PayPal account may have up to 8 email addresses, and you can use any or your Confirmed email addresses to send automated PayPal Auction Money Requests or receive PayPal payments. Here’s How:
If you sell from a website:
When you set up your PayPal Payment Button (PayPal Shopping Cart, Buy Now, or Subscriptions and Recurring Payments), click the Add More Options button. Under the ‘Choose an email address to receive payment’ title, select one of your Confirmed email addresses from the drop-down menu. Every time you receive a payment, the notification will be sent to this email address.
If you are editing your PayPal Payment Button code by hand, you can change the email address by changing the “business” name in the code. Just make sure that the email address you add has already been confirmed with your PayPal account.
If you sell on an auction:
You can sign up to customize the End of Auction email that eBay automatically sends your winning buyers when your listing ends successfully.
PayPal also makes it easy to keep track of the payments sent to each email address you maintain. Just go to the History subtab and choose ‘To [your email here] from the ‘Show’ drop-down menu. Choose the time period and click Submit, and your payments are automatically sorted.
Remember, you can always add and confirm a new email address to your account by going to the Profile subtab and clicking on the ‘Email’ link in the “Account Information” column.
This information came from here >> https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/sell/multiple_emails-outside
One detail I found missing from this information was HOW to add extra emails! So I will add those details.
1. Login to PayPal
2. Under “My Account” go to the “Profile” drop down menu and click “Edit Email”
This takes you to a screen where you see your primary email associated with the account (the one you login with) and any others.
3. You can add up to 8 by clicking the ADD button in the lower right and then clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to that email address. Super easy!
Now that I have my Let’s Personalize It! email set up, I will dive into the other topics like tracking payments, customizing invoices, etc. Wish me luck!
Here’s to your creative success!
– Tara Reed