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Accept debit cards without asking customer to create a paypal account

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I need to accept debit and credit cards payments in my website.

I have one paypal account

I have created this button for testing purpose

It doesnt have the option to pay by credit card.

Its forcing the customer to create one paypal account.

And dont want to force customer to do that, they will run away if they have many steps to do in order to pay us.

Ive seen that option in another sites, not requested to have a paypal acccount to pay online.

How to enable that?



Accept debit cards without asking customer to create a paypal account

PayPal Employee

Hi @inintra,


Thank you for contacting PayPal community.


Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.


If you(i.e merchant) have implemented PayPal Express checkout integration, you can try ( on your website.

I request to please contact your website developer (or) third-party shopping cart provider to pass the variables "SOLUTIONTYPE=Sole" and "LANDINGPAGE=BILLING" in the SetExpressCheckout API call to make sure guest checkout is offered as often as possible. 


Guide link for reference.

Unfortunately, Guest payment checkout(i.e payment via credit/debit) is not applicable for all users. It's important to remember that guest checkout is not guaranteed for every transaction. PayPal runs a risk check to determine eligibility for guest checkout. There will be times when guest checkout is not available.

This is intended behavior of the product. Customer/buyer need to create PayPal account to process the payment.


Note - Guest checkout payment option is currently unavailable for Indian PayPal accounts. Customers should create PayPal account.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.




PayPal, Inc.


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