Sure, it’s the 21st century, but not everyone is an expert at paying online. These days we’re always on the go with our phones or other devices, and there are new means every day to make life more convenient. As a non-profit, we’ve been hustling since 1994 to keep up with the latest, greatest tech, but at the end of the day KEEP IT SIMPLE still rules. (We are posting this tutorial with the generous permission of Snug At Home Pet Sitting, who have been using Paypal.Me for sometime with great success.)
Sometimes, Snug At Home says, clients get rushed; they are new in town, waiting for new bank cards, they run out of checks, or in the hectic press of making it out the door for that long road trip or to make that important flight, they run out with all their bags and forget to leave the money on the counter. But you gotta pay your petsitter! What’s a client to do? Nobody wants to sweat over the petsitter being upset about not getting paid but still being obligated to drive across town to care for your pets while you’re away for three weeks. These convenient Paypal.Me links make it easy to pay on the fly.
But if you have never used Paypal before, or don’t have it set up to make payments online, we have set up a quick tutorial to make sure you can enjoy your vacation, or, as an ARC supporter, have easy access to donate or make payments to ARC any time at all. The fastest method is to Send Money, or click the cell phone image above right. Weewoh sez it’s fast and easy, and you will see both a Paypal and a Pay With Credit option when you get there. Both Snug At Home Paypal and Animal Refuge Center, Inc. accounts are featured with Paypal Account Optional, so our clients can pay petsitting fees or make donations on the fly by credit card on any computer or mobile device without even having a Paypal account.
But if you are in extraordinary circumstances and DO NOT have access to your credit or debit card, that is a little trickier. You will want to make sure to add your credit or debit account to your Paypal account, so that you have access to your money at any time.
Link your bank account to PayPal
In order to get “verified,” lift receiving limits, and make your payments from your PayPal account, you will need to link your bank account. Follow this link to Get Verified.
Enter your bank account information and click Continue:
Then follow the instructions to confirm your bank account information:
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Click Wallet at the top of the page.
- Click Link a payment method and select a credit or debit card.
- Fill in your details and follow the on-screen instructions to add the card.
If, in the process of linking your credit card you run into obstacles like being locked out of your account during the verification process, click Customer Support for instructions on how to complete this process securely.
Once you are set up you will have access to make payments and transfers between accounts at any time. Be sure to order a Paypal Security Key OR secure your cell phone number and/or Security Questions to protect your account with added security and give you access at any time…even if you’re far away. So that’s it! You’re all taken care of, and the Animal Refuge Center thanks you for all your support. We couldn’t do what we do without YOU.