Guest payments, sandbox

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HI, using the API, when creating an order (/v2/checkout/orders), an approve link comes in the response. If you go through it, to confirm the payment you need to log in or create a new PayPal account. Both of my test accounts have a United States location (listed in countries that support guest pay). PayPal Account Optional is specified in the business account settings. Is it possible to make it so that when paying with a credit card, the user does not have to log in, but simply show the form for entering credit card data?

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I have the same problem, could you solve it?

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Good day @Alex4k / @softcorporate ,


Thank you for posting to the PayPal community.


Merchant can't perform self payments, If your trying to perform LIVE payments, please process the payment via valid card which is not linked to your PayPal Business account or from a different LIVE PayPal account. 


Unfortunately, Guest payment checkout(i.e payment via credit/debit without PayPal account) feature is not available for all Customers/Buyers.  


Buyers don’t always have the option to make their purchases without using or creating a PayPal account. This option is presented based on several risk factors, including but not limited to the buyer's PayPal purchase history, PayPal cookies stored on the buyer's computer, the buyer's location, and/or a credit assessment.

It's important to remember that guest checkout is not guaranteed for every transaction.

To receive guest checkout payments :

Enable the PayPal Account Optional option in your account settings.

Login >> Settings >> Account settings >> Website payments >> Website preferences >> PayPal Account Optional >> toggle "yes" .


If your website(built via third party platform) processing payments via "Express Checkout" integration, I request to please contact your website developer (or) support of your third-party eCommerce platform to pass the variables "SOLUTIONTYPE=Sole" and "LANDINGPAGE=BILLING" in the SetExpressCheckout payment API request call to make sure guest checkout is offered as often as possible.

Guide link -


Note : If you have implemented latest PayPal Smart button REST API integration, please see enable funding.

PayPal runs a risk check to determine eligibility for guest checkout. There will be times when guest checkout is not available.


Please refer the guide link - 


If your still facing any issues, please create a MTS ticket via -  with the detail information and error details.




PayPal/Braintree MTS


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