I’ve had a number of people ask about how to make payment via credit card when they don’t have a PayPal account or they don’t want to sign up for one. While I understand that PayPal allows people the option of paying using their cards without having to sign up, I contacted them to be doubly sure and they have reassured me that it is correct. Nevertheless, I have encountered situations whereby people are taken to a different page whereby they have to register for an account in order to use their credit card. Now, I’ve contacted PayPal and PrestaShop regarding this and am waiting for their answer.

In the meantime, here are the screenshots of what you should see (it’s weird because I get the option to pay without signing up for an account while a customer got the whole “sign up for an account” page and we were going through the checkout process TOGETHER – I was walking her through it. BAH!).

For credit card users, just look out for the words “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available)” and the link next to it on the left side of the page (see below in the highlighted area):

PayPal payment page 1

Clicking on the “Continue” option will take you to the following page. Ignore the fields on the right which asks for you to log into your PayPal account. Just fill in the necessary credit card details and after you have checked everything, click on “Review Order and Continue”.

PayPal payment page 2

In this page, you get to see your order, credit card number, amount to be billed as well as shipping address. If all is good, click on “Pay Now”. Once that is done, payment has been made and all without ever signing up for a PayPal account!

PayPal payment page 3

Now lets hope PayPal gets back to me soon on the matter…otherwise I just might have to call up the Singapore “branch” and query them on the issue. Bah bah.


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