By Andrea Vahl, John Haydon, Jan Zimmerman

Before you choose and install a storefront e-commerce app associated with your Facebook business Page, you may need to create a PayPal account for your business. Most apps use PayPal for payment.

Using PayPal has these main benefits:

  • Many of your users already have PayPal accounts.

  • Those who don’t have a PayPal account can use a credit card with the PayPal interface.

  • You don’t need to open a bank merchant account to start collecting payments.

Setting up a PayPal account is quick and easy, but verifying the bank account that you associate with PayPal can take several days. After you have your PayPal account set up and verified, you can start installing and connecting any third-party shopping application.

If you need help setting up a PayPal account, click the Business tab.