Business categories and subcategories

You can include the following category and sub_category codes in create account requests for PayPal business accounts:

Categories

Category Description
1000 Arts, crafts, and collectibles.
1001 Baby.
1002 Beauty and fragrances.
1003 Books and magazines.
1004 Business to business.
1005 Clothing, accessories, and shoes.
1006 Computers, accessories, and services.
1007 Education.
1008 Electronics and telecom.
1009 Entertainment and media.
1010 Financial services and products.
1011 Food retail and service.
1012 Gifts and flowers.
1013 Government.
1014 Health and personal care.
1015 Home and garden.
1016 Nonprofit.
1017 Pets and animals.
1018 Religion and spirituality (for profit).
1019 Retail (not elsewhere classified).
1020 Services - other.
1021 Sports and outdoors.
1022 Toys and hobbies.
1023 Travel.
1024 Vehicle sales.
1025 Vehicle service and accessories.

Sub-categories

Subcategory Description Category Merchant category
2000 Antiques. 1000 5932
2001 Art and craft supplies. 1000 5970
2002 Art dealers and galleries. 1000 5971
2003 Camera and photographic supplies. 1000 5946
2004 Digital art. 1000 5971
2005 Memorabilia. 100 5999
2006 Music store (instruments and sheet music). 1000 5733
2007 Sewing, needlework, and fabrics. 1000 5949
2008 Stamp and coin. 1000 5972
2009 Stationary, printing and writing paper. 1000 5111
2010 Vintage and collectibles. 1000 5931
2011 Clothing. 1001 5641
2012 Furniture. 1001 5712
2013 Baby products (other). 1001 5999
2014 Safety and health. 1001 5999
2015 Bath and body. 1002 5122
2016 Fragrances and perfumes. 1002 5977
2017 Makeup and cosmetics. 1002 5977
2018 Audio books. 1003 5942
2019 Digital content. 1003 5999
2020 Educational and textbooks. 1003 5942
2021 Fiction and nonfiction. 1003 5942
2022 Magazines. 1003 5192
2023 Publishing and printing. 1003 2741
2024 Rare and used books. 1003 5942
2025 Accounting. 1004 8931
2026 Advertising. 1004 7311
2027 Agricultural. 1004 780
2028 Architectural, engineering, and surveying services. 1004 8911
2029 Chemicals and allied products. 1004 5169
2030 Commercial photography, art, and graphics. 1004 7333
2031 Construction. 1004 5039
2032 Consulting services. 1004 7392
2033 Educational services. 1004 8299
2034 Equipment rentals and leasing services. 1004 7394
2035 Equipment repair services. 1004 7699
2036 Hiring services. 1004 7361
2037 Industrial and manufacturing supplies. 1004 5085
2038 Mailing lists. 1004 5969
2039 Marketing. 1004 5969
2040 Multi-level marketing. 1004 5969
2041 Office and commercial furniture. 1004 5021
2042 Office supplies and equipment. 1004 5943
2043 Publishing and printing. 1004 2741
2044 Quick copy and reproduction services. 1004 7338
2045 Shipping and packing. 1004 7399
2046 Stenographic and secretarial support services. 1004 7339
2047 Wholesale. 1004 7399
2048 Children's clothing. 1005 5641
2049 Men's clothing. 1005 5611
2050 Women's clothing. 1005 5621
2051 Shoes. 1005 5661
2052 Military and civil service uniforms. 1005 5699
2053 Accessories. 1005 5699
2054 Retail (fine jewelry and watches). 1005 5094
2055 Wholesale (precious stones and metals). 1005 5094
2056 Fashion jewelry. 1005 5944
2057 Computer and data processing services. 1006 7372
2058 Desktops, laptops, and notebooks. 1006 5045
2059 Digital content. 1006 5999
2060 eCommerce services. 1006 4816
2061 Maintenance and repair services. 1006 7379
2062 Monitors and projectors. 1006 7379
2063 Networking. 1006 4816
2064 Online gaming. 1006 7999
2065 Parts and accessories. 1006 5045
2066 Peripherals. 1006 5045
2067 Software. 1006 5734
2068 Training services. 1006 8299
2069 Web hosting and design. 1006 4816
2070 Business and secretarial schools. 1007 8244
2071 Child daycare services. 1007 8351
2072 Colleges and universities. 1007 8220
2073 Dance halls, studios, and schools. 1007 7911
2074 Elementary and secondary schools. 1007 8211
2075 Vocational and trade schools. 1007 8249
2076 Cameras, camcorders, and equipment. 1008 5732
2078 Cell phones, PDAs, and pagers. 1008 4812
2079 General electronic accessories. 1008 5732
2080 Home audio. 1008 5732
2081 Home electronics. 1008 5732
2082 Security and surveillance. 1008 5732
2083 Telecommunication equipment and sales. 1008 4812
2084 Telecommunication services. 1008 4814
2085 Telephone cards. 1008 4814
2086 Memorabilia 1009 5999
2087 Movie tickets. 1009 7832
2088 Movies (DVDs, videotapes). 1009 5999
2089 Music (CDs, cassettes and albums). 1009 5735
2090 Cable, satellite, and other pay TV and radio. 1009 4899
2091 Adult digital content. 1009 5999
2092 Concert tickets. 1009 7929
2093 Theater tickets. 1009 7922
2094 Toys and games. 1009 5945
2095 Slot machines. 1009 5999
2096 Digital content. 1009 5999
2097 Entertainers. 1009 7929
2098 Gambling. 1009 7995
2099 Online games. 1009 7999
2100 Video games and systems. 1009 5945
2101 Accounting. 1010 8931
2102 Collection agency. 1010 7321
2103 Commodities and futures exchange. 1010 4829
2104 Consumer credit reporting agencies. 1010 7321
2105 Debt counseling service. 1010 7277
2106 Credit union. 1010 6012
2107 Currency dealer and currency exchange. 1010 4829
2108 Escrow. 1010 4829
2109 Finance company. 1010 6012
2110 Financial and investment advice. 1010 8999
2111 Insurance (auto and home). 1010 5960
2112 Insurance (life and annuity). 1010 5960
2113 Investments (general). 1010 4829
2114 Money service business. 1010 6012
2115 Mortgage brokers or dealers. 1010 4829
2116 Online gaming currency. 1010 4829
2117 Paycheck lender or cash advance. 1010 6051
2118 Prepaid and stored value cards. 1010 5999
2119 Real estate agent. 1010 6513
2120 Remittance. 1010 4829
2121 Rental property management. 1010 6513
2122 Security brokers and dealers. 1010 6211
2123 Wire transfer and money order. 1010 4829
2124 Alcoholic beverages. 1011 5921
2125 Catering services. 1011 5811
2126 Coffee and tea 1011 5499
2127 Gourmet foods. 1011 5499
2128 Specialty and miscellaneous food stores. 1011 5499
2129 Restaurant. 1011 5812
2130 Tobacco. 1011 0
2131 Vitamins and supplements. 1011 5122
2132 Florist. 1012 5193
2133 Gift, card, novelty, and souvenir shops. 1012 5947
2134 Gourmet foods. 1012 5499
2135 Nursery plants and flowers. 1012 5261
2136 Party supplies. 1012 5947
2137 Government services (not elsewhere classified). 1013 9399
2138 Drugstore (excluding prescription drugs). 1014 5122
2139 Drugstore (including prescription drugs). 1014 5912
2140 Dental care. 1014 8021
2141 Medical care. 1014 8011
2142 Medical equipment and supplies. 1014 5047
2143 Vision care. 1014 8043
2144 Vitamins and supplements. 1014 5122
2145 Antiques. 1015 5932
2146 Appliances. 1015 5722
2147 Art dealers and galleries. 1015 5971
2148 Bed and bath. 1015 5712
2149 Construction material. 1015 5039
2150 Drapery, window covering, and upholstery. 1015 5714
2151 Exterminating and disinfecting services. 1015 7342
2152 Fireplace, and fireplace screens. 1015 5718
2153 Furniture. 1015 5712
2154 Garden supplies. 1015 5261
2155 Glass, paint, and wallpaper. 1015 5231
2156 Hardware and tools. 1015 5251
2157 Home decor. 1015 5719
2158 Housewares. 1015 5719
2159 Kitchenware. 1015 5719
2160 Landscaping. 1015 780
2161 Rugs and carpets. 1015 5713
2162 Security and surveillance equipment. 1015 5732
2163 Swimming pools and spas. 1015 5996
2164 Charity. 1016 8398
2165 Political. 1016 8398
2166 Religious. 1016 8398
2167 Other. 1016 8398
2168 Personal. 1016 8398
2169 Educational. 1016 8398
2171 Medication and supplements. 1017 5995
2172 Pet shops, pet food, and supplies. 1017 5995
2173 Specialty or rare pets. 1017 5995
2174 Veterinary services. 1017 742
2175 Membership services. 1018 8699
2176 Merchandise. 1018 5973
2177 Services (not elsewhere classified). 1018 8999
2178 Chemicals and allied products. 1019 5169
2179 Department store. 1019 5311
2180 Discount store. 1019 5310
2181 Durable goods. 1019 5099
2182 Non-durable goods. 1019 5199
2183 Used and secondhand store. 1019 5931
2184 Variety store. 1019 5331
2185 Advertising. 1020 7311
2186 Shopping services and buying clubs. 1020 7278
2187 Career services. 1020 7361
2188 Carpentry. 1020 1750
2189 Child care services. 1020 8351
2190 Cleaning and maintenance. 1020 2842
2191 Commercial photography. 1020 7333
2192 Computer and data processing services. 1020 7372
2193 Computer network services. 1020 4816
2194 Consulting services. 1020 7392
2195 Counseling services. 1020 7277
2196 Courier services. 1020 4215
2197 Dental care. 1020 8021
2198 eCommerce services. 1020 4816
2199 Electrical and small appliance repair. 1020 7629
2200 Entertainment. 1020 7929
2201 Equipment rental and leasing services. 1020 7394
2202 Event and wedding planning. 1020 8999
2203 Gambling. 1020 7995
2204 General contractors. 1020 1520
2205 Graphic and commercial design. 1020 7333
2206 Health and beauty spas. 1020 7298
2207 IDs, licenses, and passports. 1020 8999
2208 Importing and exporting. 1020 7399
2209 Information retrieval services. 1020 7375
2210 Insurance - auto and home. 1020 5960
2211 Insurance - life and annuity. 1020 5960
2212 Landscaping and horticultural. 1020 780
2213 Legal services and attorneys. 1020 8111
2214 Local delivery service. 1020 4215
2215 Lottery and contests. 1020 8999
2216 Medical care. 1020 8011
2217 Membership clubs and organizations. 1020 7991
2218 Misc. publishing and printing. 1020 2741
2219 Moving and storage. 1020 8999
2220 Online dating. 1020 7273
2221 Photofinishing. 1020 7395
2222 Photographic studios - portraits. 1020 7221
2223 Protective and security services. 1020 7393
2224 Quick copy and reproduction services. 1020 7338
2225 Radio, television, and stereo repair. 1020 7622
2226 Real estate agent. 1020 6513
2227 Rental property management. 1020 6513
2228 Reupholstery and furniture repair. 1020 7641
2229 Services (not elsewhere classified). 1020 8999
2230 Shipping and packing. 1020 7399
2231 Swimming pool services. 1020 5996
2232 Tailors and alterations. 1020 5697
2233 Telecommunication service. 1020 4814
2234 Utilities. 1020 4900
2235 Vision care. 1020 8043
2236 Watch, clock, and jewelry repair. 1020 7631
2237 Athletic shoes. 1021 5661
2238 Bicycle shop, service, and repair. 1021 5940
2239 Boating, sailing and accessories. 1021 5551
2240 Camping and outdoors. 1021 5941
2241 Dance halls, studios, and schools. 1021 7911
2242 Exercise and fitness. 1021 5941
2243 Fan gear and memorabilia 1021 5947
2244 Firearm accessories. 1021 5999
2245 Firearms. 1021 5999
2246 Hunting. 1021 5941
2247 Knives. 1021 5941
2248 Martial arts weapons. 1021 5941
2249 Sport games and toys. 1021 5941
2250 Sporting equipment. 1021 5941
2251 Swimming pools and spas. 1021 5996
2252 Arts and crafts. 1022 5970
2253 Camera and photographic supplies. 1022 5946
2254 Hobby, toy, and game shops. 1022 5945
2255 Memorabilia 1022 5999
2256 Music store - instruments and sheet music. 1022 5733
2257 Stamp and coin. 1022 5972
2258 Stationary, printing, and writing paper. 1022 5111
2259 Vintage and collectibles. 1022 5931
2260 Video games and systems. 1022 5945
2261 Airline. 1023 4511
2262 Auto rental. 1023 3351
2263 Bus line. 1023 4131
2264 Cruises. 1023 4411
2265 Lodging and accommodations. 1023 7011
2266 Luggage and leather goods. 1023 5948
2267 Recreational services. 1023 7999
2268 Sporting and recreation camps. 1023 7032
2269 Taxicabs and limousines. 1023 4121
2270 Timeshares. 1023 7012
2271 Tours. 1023 4722
2272 Trailer parks or campgrounds. 1023 7033
2273 Transportation services - other. 1023 4789
2274 Travel agency. 1023 4722
2275 Auto dealer - new and used. 1024 5511
2276 Auto dealer - used only. 1024 5521
2277 Aviation. 1024 5599
2278 Boat dealer. 1024 5551
2279 Mobile home dealer. 1024 5271
2280 Motorcycle dealer. 1024 5571
2281 Recreational and utility trailer dealer. 1024 5561
2282 Recreational vehicle dealer. 1024 5561
2283 Vintage and collectibles. 1024 5521
2284 New parts and supplies - motor vehicle. 1025 5533
2285 Used parts - motor vehicle. 1025 5533
2286 Audio and video. 1025 5732
2287 Auto body repair and paint. 1025 7531
2288 Auto rental. 1025 3351
2289 Auto service. 1025 7538
2290 Automotive tire supply and service. 1025 5532
2291 Boat rental and leases. 1025 4457
2292 Car wash. 1025 7542
2293 Motor home and recreational vehicle rental. 1025 7519
2294 Tools and equipment. 1025 5533
2295 Towing service. 1025 7549
2296 Truck and utility trailer rental. 1025 7513
2297 Accessories. 1025 5533