Let customers pay without a PayPal account

Your customers don't need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal. They can pay with their credit cards.


In some countries, even with a Business account, PayPal will require your customers to pay using a PayPal account. To confirm this, please contact your local PayPal support team.

With PayPal Express, the default is set to ask customers to login into PayPal (or create a PayPal Account). Let's say you don't want this to be the first thing customers see. You want customers to be able to throw in their credit card numbers right away!

This function is only available if you have linked your credit card to your PayPal account.

  1. Login to your PayPal account on PayPal.com.

  2. Click Profile.

    Paypal profile
  3. Click My selling tools.

    Paypal selling tools
  4. Next to Web Preferences, click Update.

    Paypal update
  5. Set "PayPal Account Optional" to On.

    Paypal account on

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