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PayPal Express Checkout

Thread began 6/21/2010 4:13 pm by keith505 | Last modified 6/22/2010 10:15 am by Jason Byrnes | 830 views | 3 replies |


PayPal Express Checkout

Does anyone know if it is possible to use PayPal Express checkout without a PayPal account and as the only checkout solution?

After contacting PayPal, their sales dept. says you must have a PayPal account to use Express.. but then after being transferred to tech support, they said that you do not have to have a PayPal account and that there is an option to pay with a credit card.

Any more information would be helpful.



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To use PayPal Express you or the client for whom you are building the site must have a PayPal account. But if someone clicks the paypal checkout button, they have the option to use their paypal account - and if they don't have one, they can pay by credit or debit card.

But you - as developer - must have access to a PayPal account in order to set up the pages that will allow you clients to checkout their purchases.

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Thank you for that information... I wasn't 100% clear... I did mean the end user and not the business owner.

I have called sales twice, and they have told me twice that Express Checkout requires the purchaser to have a PayPal account and that paying my credit card is not an option. The tech person at PayPal said you could.

If you indeed can do this, it seems like an attractive solution.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the Business account settings, there is a setting called "PayPal Account Optional" enabling this setting will allow customers to checkout without having a PayPal account.

This is a setting that is enabled or disabled in your sellers paypal account.

more details here:

If you need assistance enabling or disabling this setting, you will need to contact paypal, it is not something that we can assist you with.

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