Many people do not realize that customers can make purchase from you through PayPal even when they do not have a PayPal account.

This feature is called Guest Checkout, and it allows buyers to enter credit card details for payment instead of logging in to or creating an account.

In order for this to work properly, there is one setting in your PayPal account that you need to configure to allow this functionality.


How to Enable PayPal Account Optional

Step 1 – Log in to your PayPal account, and go to your Account Settings.

PayPal Account Settings Menu

Step 2 – On the left side of the screen, click Website Payments.

PayPal Website Payments Settings

Step 3 – From the Website Payments section, Update Website Preferences.

PayPal Website Payment Preferences

Step 4 – Turn ON PayPal Account Optional.

PayPal Account Optional

See It in Action

With PayPal Account Optional enabled on your account, now when buyers click one of your PayPal payment buttons, this is what they will see:

PayPal Guest Checkout - Pay Without Account