How to set up your PayPal to accept foreign currencies (PayPal interface)

At present, your PayPal account is probably set up for your own currency only. With revenue coming in from your foreign listings, however, you are going to need to set up your account for other currencies too. For UK sellers, this would mean adding EUR, USD and AUD.  If you are using the “old” PayPal interface, see this post. If you are using the new PayPal interface, here’s how:

For Commercial PayPal account users:

Log in to your PayPal account, then from the main menu (Summary) select Currencies, then on the following page, Add Currency.

Please note that for UK sellers, EUR is a must have. USD and AUS are also important to add. 

For Private PayPal account users:

Log in to your PayPal account, click on Wallet, then click on PayPal balance. On the subsequent popup, simply click on Manage currencies, then on the following page Add Currency.

You’re done! Now your PayPal account is ready to receive payments in the different currencies.



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    Oh. Fantastic. So how to we avoid PayPal currency exchange rates or rather avoid PayPal doing the conversion ? 

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    Jan Falcondale

    But you need a bank account in those currencies in order to withdraw it. Or do you have a workaround?

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