If your group wants to accept payments on-line, you will first need to set up a business account at PayPal™,
by going to their web site at www.PayPal.com
If your group qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, you can obtain a lower transaction rate if you provide PayPal™
with the necessary documentation.
PayPal™ will require you to identify and confirm your group's checking account, a process that may take several days to complete.
Once you have a PayPal business account, the next step is to identify your PayPal Merchant ID.
While you are logged on to the PayPal™ web site,
click on the cog icon in the upper right corner to open the Profile menu.
Then select "Account Settings" from that menu. This will open a new page.
Click Business Information on the menu on the left to display your PayPal Merchant ID, as shown below.
You will need to know this Merchant Account ID when you get to the
PayPal Configuration page later on, so make a copy of this value.
You should also note the current balance of your PayPal™ account for when you set your starting balance.