How to sign up on my mobile device – Part 1

It is very simple to sign up for an OptionRoller subscription. In our other post, we have already covered how to sign up via your computer. Though, if you are a “mobile-first” option trader, we welcome that and provide you with a mobile-friendly way to sign up.

Just like going through our regular website, there are only 2 major steps that you need to go through when you sign up via your mobile device, which are:

  1. Initiate a PayPal subscription to OptionRoller
  2. Grant OptionRoller permission to retrieve your TD Ameritrade transaction records

OptionRoller suggests you have your TD Ameritrade login ready on your mobile device when you sign up for our service.

In this post, we will focus on Step 1 first.

Why PayPal

We have done market research during our design phase, so we get a better understanding on users’ perception. Being an innovative start-up that offers potentially disruptive technologies to the option trading community, we learned that we may need more time to gain your trust, especially your trust to provide us your credit card information. Of course, there are other financial regulatory compliance that we rather not deal with at the moment, like PCI-DSS.

That is the reason why we chose to integrate with PayPal to handle your subscription. PayPal is a well-established online service, most of us may already have a PayPal account, and most importantly both sides already trust PayPal, you trust them to collect the payment from you, we trust them to distribute the payment to us.

PayPal Subscription Walk-Through

  • Start at Home page, click on the upper right hand corner “3-dash” icon to drop down a menu, then choose Pricing.
Illustration 1: OptionRoller Home page with a drop down menu
  • At our Pricing page, choose your desire package and click on the “Subscribe” button
Illustration 2: OptionRoller Pricing page
  • We send you to PayPal to start the check out process, which PayPal may start with asking you to login to PayPal, if you have not already done so.
Illustration 3: PayPal login
  • Select your payment method within your PayPal account
Illustration 4: PayPal payment method selection
  • Agree on the payment terms and complete the subscription
Illustration 5: PayPal terms agreement and subscription confirmation
  • PayPal to send you back to OptionRoller, and we welcome you!
Illustration 6a: PayPal confirmation with automatic notification to OptionRoller
Illustration 6b: OptionRoller welcomes you, and to get you ready for TD Ameritrade

In our next post, we will continue to walk you through Part 2, on how to tell TD Ameritrade to grant OptionRoller permission to retrieve your transactions.

(Mobile Spoiler alert: OptionRoller does not gather your TD Ameritrade username or password.)

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