How Can I Retrieve My PayPal Account Number?

By Jesa Lynn

According to the PayPal website, PayPal users without premier or business accounts do not have account numbers of any kind. Instead, these account holders use their registered email addresses as their account ID to send and receive funds. To retrieve your registered email address, if you have lost or forgotten it, you can attempt to log into your account using the "Problem Logging In" link. You can enter up to three possible email addresses, and PayPal will find a match. You can then answer your security questions and have the password sent to your email address, allowing you to log in to your PayPal account. For premier and business accounts, a merchant ID number is provided. It is a unique number primarily used for ID verification in the case of credit card transactions.

Step 1

Log in to your PayPal account to retrieve your merchant ID number if you have a premier or business account.

Step 2

Click the "Profile" tab.

Step 3

View your merchant account ID number at the bottom of your profile page, if you have a premier or business account with PayPal.

Step 4

Contact PayPal by phone if you continue to have problems getting your log in information.

Tips & Warnings

  • Contact PayPal at 1-888-221-1161.

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