How to Download and Install the Outlook Payment Request Wizard

By Marsha Collier

The Outlook Payment Request Wizard enables you to give the e-mail that you send to your eBay customers a more professional look by including a custom icon link to a PayPal payment page. If you’re using Outlook or Outlook Express 2000, 2002, or 2003 and Windows 98, 2000, or XP, you can get this great tool.

To download and install the wizard (it’s a 3.8MB file for Outlook and 1.9MB for Outlook Express), follow these steps:

  1. On PayPal, go to the Merchant Services tab and scroll down to locate Request Money with Outlook (under the Manage Payments heading).

    You can also go directly to the PayPal wizard page.

    The super-tool — the Outlook Payment Wizard.
    The super-tool — the Outlook Payment Wizard.
  2. Click the Download the Payment Request Wizard Now link.

    A window appears, asking what you’d like to do with the file you’re about to download.

  3. Click Save.

    A new Window appears, showing the contents of the hard drive of your computer.

  4. Select the directory where you want to save the file; then click Save.

    The file is downloaded and saved to your hard drive.

  5. Open the directory you saved the file to and double-click the filename.

    The file opens and is installed on your computer.

    The newly installed Payment Request Wizard.
    The newly installed Payment Request Wizard.

Now that the wizard is installed, you’ll see a new Payment Request Wizard option at the top of Microsoft Outlook, as shown here.