How Shopify customer can make credit/debit card payment without creating PayPal account ?

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Hello Everyone, 


How can I change payment option to not ask customer to create PayPal account and proceed with credit card / debit cart as shown in the sample below?


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PayPal Employee
PayPal Employee

Hi @highrise,


Thank you for contacting PayPal community.


Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.


To receive guest checkout payments:

  1. Enable the PayPal Account Optional option in your account settings. 

    Login to > click on "Settings" icon > Account settings > Website payments >> Website preferences >> toggle option "PayPal account optional"

  2. Select On.

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. 

Unfortunately, Guest payment checkout(i.e payment via credit/debit) is not applicable for every user. 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.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.




PayPal, Inc.


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I have same problem even when i turned " paypal account as optional ,on". It does not changed anything and on my shopify store is still paypal account required to make a payment. Please what should I do?  

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