The Military Postal History Society (MPHS) offers a number of publications for sale. In order to accept payment for these publications, especially internationally, we are set up to accept payment by PayPal. In addition, we now accept PayPal for dues payments, both for new members and annual membership renewal. This web page describes some simple "how to" points for successfully using this money transfer system.
This commercial company was founded to make it easier to transfer money between people and businesses using the Internet. In a way, they are a bank, but a bank that allows transfer between a large number of countries.
You need to set up an account with PayPal, before you can send money to the MPHS. It is recommended that you set up only the Basic "Personal" account, since this account type is free.
When you set up an account you need to provide information about your bank account (from which money will be taken) and/or a credit card (from which money will be taken). There is more information at the following very helpful website that takes you through the steps for signing up for PayPal. You should also read the "help" web pages for PayPal itself, and become familiar with their policies. These types of transactions involve money, and should be treated seriously.
As is usual with internet shopping systems, you need to create a user account with a password. In this case it is very important that you create the most secure password setup that you can, since the PayPal system has access to your banking and/or credit card information.
There is additional help at this website with additional information about using PayPal, which describes how to make a payment to someone using PayPal.
After you log into your PayPal account, you will see
a page much like this:
You want to click on the "Pay or Send Money" icon, or the "Send and Request" menu entry.
You should know what you want to buy, and the total amount
in US Dollars. (Be sure to add $1.50US to the
total you are ordering, in order to cover the
transaction fees for the Society.)
When you send money to MPHS,
use the following destinations:
When you have completed the purchase, you should print out the confirmation screen from the PayPal website. You will receive a confirming email from PayPal, as well, which should be printed, and saved in a secure place.