Using my email address to set up website client's PayPal account?


I am designing a website for a client who wants me to set up a PayPal account for donations. The new website is not live yet, but we would like to install the PayPal account within a Donate Now process. I am thinking that I could set up her PayPal account using my email address and her bank details and when the site is launched, change my email address to the client's email address.


Can I do that?


What are the implications of establishing the client's PayPal account with my email and, after website launch, changing to the client's email address?

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Hello @LarryBohen


Welcome! Thanks for visiting PayPal's Community Forum. This is a great question. I would recommend having the account owner setup the account with all of their information first for security and legal reasons. They need to be the one to agree to the user agreements, and they should not provide you with the personal information needed to complete certain verification steps. 


Once everything is up and running, they can add you as a user to their account. As a secondary user, they can set certain permissions for you to help manage their account, setup buttons, and more without granting access the entire account. 


I hope that helps!


 - Jon K

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