Using PayPal to Purchase MPHS Publications or Pay Membership Dues
The Military Postal History Society accepts payment through the PayPal
online payment system for dues payments, both for
new members and annual
membership renewal, as well as for purchases of publications (on CD).
PayPal Payments for all of these purchases can now be directed to a single
When making a PayPal payment, please include a note as to what it is for.
This web page describes some simple "how to" points
for successfully using this money transfer system.
Introduction to PayPal
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 transfers world-wide.
Already Have a Paypal Account?
If you already have an account with PayPal, you can
skip the following section.
Setting Up An Account
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 free Basic "Personal" account.
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
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.
Paying the Society
After you log into your PayPal account, you will see
a page much like this:
You want to click on one of the "Send Money" icons,
or use the
"Pay and Get Paid" menu entry near the top. (Wording
of the menus may vary.)
NOTE: do not send email to the
address. This is to
be used only for directing money to MPHS in your PayPal transactions!
- Be sure to confirm that this is the destination for
your money payment!
- Enter the total amount, making
sure it is US Dollars.
- Under "special instructions
to seller" enter information on what you are buying. In
the case of publications include
the name of the CD book, etc. This
information helps the Society to pack the desired
book CDs for shipping. For membership dues, it is
very helpful to indicate DUES in the special instructions.
- Your shipping address will
also appear, so ensure it is correct. This
information not only helps with book CD shipping,
but confirms your address for our membership
Another item to check is the method of payment.
You may have set up more than one payment method
such as multiple credit cards, and/or
a bank account. Be sure that the desired bank or card
information appears on their form.
- When all is entered, you will then
click the "Send Money Now" button. Re-Check everything
BEFORE clicking this button!
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.
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