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If you haven't opened a PayPal account before, it may be easiest to start with a Personal account, just to get a sense of how PayPal works and what you can do with it. Later, when you're ready, you can always upgrade to a Premier or Business account.
On the other hand, if you're the type of person who likes to jump right in, you may want to pass “Go” and go straight to Premier (or Business, for that matter). All three types of accounts are quick and easy to open and your choice depends upon the type of flexibility you need when conducting financial transactions.
No matter which type of account you open — Personal, Premier, or Business — they all give you a basic set of functionality. Each of the accounts lets you do the following things: