What does using PayPal mean for you ...

  • PayPal is always free to use for buyers.
  • Setting up an account is simple.  When you sign up for a PayPal account, you enter details of credit cards and bank accounts that you wish to use for purchases using the secure PayPal system. Once that is complete, you never again have to disclose your credit card information online. By paying with PayPal, you keep your financial information private, meaning that you can shop without worrying about anyone else accessing your account data.
  • When using PayPal, Finders Cafe and any other online merchant never see your credit card or bank account details.

Finders Cafe uses PayPal for two purposes:

  • Firstly, it is the secure financial mechanism we have incorporated for Members to purchase Finders Cafe Credit.
  • Secondly, many Organisations (and Members) have published Threads and made them available for other Members to fully unlock.  These Organisations and Members can be rewarded financially for these contributions.  Finders Cafe pays these rewards into a PayPal account.

Purchasing Finders Cafe Credit ...

To purchase Finders Cafe Credit you need to do nothing more than use your PayPal account.  If you don't have one yet you can easily and securely create one here.  Then, access the "Buy more credits" option from the "Credits" menu on the Finders Cafe website.  This will display the "Purchase Credits" window where you can choose how many credit bundles you wish to acquire.  Then click the "Buy now with PayPal" button.  This will start the PayPal "express checkout" process.


Here you simply follow the normal PayPal process of entering the email address  1  you have registered with PayPal and your password  2 .  Then click the "Log In" button.  Alternatively you may wish to "buy as a guest"  3  where you can use a credit card without having to have a PayPal account.  If you have previously logged in to PayPal with the "Remember me" option ticked then this window may not show at all.

Then PayPal will present the actual purchase screen that indicates that you are buying Finders Cafe Credit and the cost of this in USD as well as the currency of your account.

Simply click the "Pay Now" button and your purchase of Finders Cafe Credit will be complete.

Using PayPal to Receive Your Rewards ...

Important Note:  this is for individual Members only.  Organisation Members need to contact Finders Cafe to link their PayPal account.

To be able to receive rewards from Finders Cafe you will need you own PayPal account.  We will then pay any earned rewards directly into that account.

Firstly, if you do not already have one, you will need to set up a PayPal account here.

Then, on your own profile page within the Finders Cafe website you will need to link this PayPal account to our financial system.  To do this ...

  1. Make sure you are signed in to the Finders Cafe website
  2. Click the "Account" menu item in the top right of the screen and then click the "Profile" option.
  3. Open the "PayPal Details" panel.

  4. Select the currency that you are using in your PayPal account  1 .
    • Currently, Finders Cafe only supports Australian dollars, United States dollars, and British pounds.  We are working to include other currencies very soon.
  5. Enter the email address that you used to register with PayPal  2 .
  6. Click the "Save" button at the bottom right of the screen.
  7. This will display a confirmation box.  If you wish to link to PayPal and your details are correct.  Click "Yes" on the confirmation box.
  8. Our system will then send $0.01 to your PayPal account with a specific verification code.
  9. You need to log into your PayPal account, retrieve this verification code, and enter it into your Finders Cafe profile screen.
    • When in your PayPal account, you will find the transaction in your recent transaction history, something like this ...

    • Click the "Details" link  1 .  This will show the details of the transaction.
    • Copy or note down the Verification code  1 

  10. Now return to your profile in the Finders Cafe website and enter the verification code  1  and click "Save".

  11. Your "PayPal Verified" status will now be confirmed and you will be able to list your Threads to be unlocked by other Members for "Full Access".

  12. You will also then be eligible to receive rewards paid directly to your PayPal account from Finders Cafe.

Regards and Happy Searching,

The Finders Cafe Team.