Activating your QR code
Once you receive your PayPal QR code products, you need to activate each of them in order to start accepting payments. Here’s how to activate:
2. Log in to your PayPal account on the PayPal app Log in with the account where you would like to receive payments. (You can also create a new account using the PayPal app.) Double check the account you are using because once a QR code is scanned and linked to a PayPal account, it cannot be changed to another account.
3. Locate your activation code It’s the 6-digit code we sent via e-mail with the subject line “Your PayPal activation code”. If you can’t find the e-mail, it is also on the Order Details page.
4. Enter your activation code Open the PayPal app and open the Scan QR function. Use the QR code reader and scan the QR code on any product. You will then be prompted to enter your 6-digit activation code. Your product is now activated and ready to accept payments!
5. Repeat this process for all products in your order Use the same activation code for each product in your order. For business cards, stickers, and other products that come in sets, you only need to activate one product from the set.
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How customers pay you
Scan: Customer opens the latest PayPal app on their smartphone and taps "Scan/Pay." To scan, they hold their phone up to the QR code.
Pay: Customer enters the amount due and taps "Pay Now".
Go: Customer shows the PayPal payment confirmation on their screen to confirm the correct amount was sent.
Linking your account to a QR code
Make sure you link your QR code to the account you’d like to use to process payments. You select this account when you login to the PayPal app (Step 2 of the activation process). If you’re already logged in to the PayPal app, check to make sure it’s the account you want to use for accepting payments.