How to Set up a PayPal business account for art commissions

Set up a PayPal business account for art commissions

If you are an artist, who wants to sell your artwork online or run a business out of it. Most probably you'll need to be a secured & easy to use payment platform that will accept the payment and send customers the Payment invoice.

Most people choose PayPal as the payment medium. Because it is easy to adapt to online business.

After choosing PayPal as the default payment option, one question that comes to mind is How to set up a PayPal business account for art commissions?

    How to set up a PayPal business account for art commissions?

    We can use any social media platform to promote our art to gain more art-related customers. Some people sell our artwork there. There we can create art pieces and post them to those platforms.

    If anyone likes that they approach the artist to make the same artwork for them. Artist delivers their product and asks him/her for art commissions.

    Artists can use any method to collect a commission from buyers. The most suitable way for commissions is PayPal Business. Because can do request money and give him/her invoice of commission!

    So, how can we set up a PayPal business account for art commissions? 

    1. Create a PayPal personal account & upgrade it to a PayPal Business account. (I'll recommend you go with a Business account)

    2. To sign up or upgrade to a Business account, select on Upgrade account option from account settings.

    3. Now it will open the business account setup. Choose an Individual as you are an individual artist.

    create PayPal business account for art commissions

    4. In Describe your business, select Art dealers & Galleries as a Product or service keyword and P1109 - Other personal, cultural & recr... as Purpose code. Fill in other details and click on submit.

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    5. You have upgraded your Paypal account to a Business account successfully.

    6. To receive payment from your customers, just put your Request payment link(PayPal.Me) anywhere on your website! Or alternatively, you can add their details in Request payments from anyone.

    Request link for art commissions

    7. As your commission is received, generate the invoice and send it to the payer.

    8. To generate the Invoice, Click on an invoicing and then select Create an invoice in the Manage invoice section. Fill in the mandatory details(as per the screenshot).

    invoice for art commissions

    9. Now you have successfully set up PayPal for art commissions!

    Is PayPal good for artists?

    Yes, if you are a normal or freelance artist Planning to choose Paypal for an art-related business.

    PayPal provides good features for artists according to the size of the Team. Individual Freelancers can also use PayPal to sell their art pieces and manage their billings with ease.

    Is a PayPal Business account free?

    PayPal doesn't cost any Initial fee for a Business account. But, they do charge more fees while transactions and accept payments than Standard PayPal accounts.

    According to the data from Jotform about the Paypal business account feeIf your Transaction type is Online, then your percentage of the total transaction amount is 2.9% and the Fixed fee amount is US0.30.

    If your Transaction type is In-Store, then your percentage of the total transaction amount is 2.7% and there is no any Fixed fee amount.

    How to accept payment for art?

    There are many ways to accept Payment for an art piece you deliver to your customers.

    You can accept payments through digital payment methods like PayPal, Payoneer, Google Pay, Apple pay, etc.

    Out of these, PayPal Business is more advanced than others as it provides plenty of features like Invoicing, Creating estimates, Subscription plans, Donation button(to accept art donations), etc.

    A detailed method to accept payment for art through Paypal is explained in this article.


    From the above post, we have figured out that. You can do anything you want which is needed for the Business payment method by using PayPal Business. It provides us Great support for its customers along with cool features. 

    So, to set up a PayPal business account for art commissions you can use the given methods. The Paypal Business version is free of cost.

    If you have any queries regarding this article guide, feel free to ask in the comments. I will definitely help you to solve your problem.

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