Go to https://www.paypal.com/nz/signup/account and work through the steps to signup for a business account using the email address you wish to associate with Paypal and your website. Often this will be sales@yourdomain.co.nz or similar.

You should find it pretty straightforward but there are quite a few questions to answer regarding the business. Please ensure you:

  • link your bank account and credit card (linking your credit cdard gives you a higher withdrawl limit and other benefits)
  • verify your email address

Once you have done this do not continue trying to setup paypal to work with an ecommerce cart or any other system that PayPal prompts you to use, as we will be utilising the API. Please send us the login and password details so we can connect Woocommerce to Paypal for you.