How to use PayPal without creating a PayPal account

Many services and online shops require you to pay via PayPal.
Why? Because it’s easy, convenient, and provides many useful features, securities, and possibilities for both, buyers and sellers.

Some sellers, however, offer you to pay for their services via PayPal without creating a PayPal Account!
If you decided purchase an Item or a Service online, you will be automatically directed to PayPal. The standard view is the one displayed below. Yet, after being prompted to log in to an existing PayPal account, many don’t look further. If you want to pay with your credit card without signing up on the page, you should do that though. Click on “Pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit”.pay-with-paypal-without-having-a-paypal-account


Now, you are presented with a form that requires the information about your credit or debit card. Depending on your country, you may also be asked to enter your address, email address, or phone number. To continue after entering all the information necessary, simply click on “Pay” at the bottom of the form.pay-with-paypal-without-having-a-paypal-account01



Afterwards, you will be asked whether you want to create a PayPal account. If you decide to do so, you can register with the information entered. If you still have no desire to use PayPal more regularly by entering your information, you can – of course – decline.

With getting the confirmation of PayPal that your purchase has been made, the services you ordered will be available for you immediately.

Add a Pay Now Button to your Website

Enabling your website to accept PayPal (or Credit Card via PayPal) payments is as simple as placing the PayPal button on your site. To create a payment button on your site, first sign in to your PayPal account. To create a PayPal Account if you do not have one is Free. From there, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Merchant Services tab, at the top of the page.

    You arrive at the Merchant Services area.

  2. Click the Create Payment Buttons for Your website link.
  3. On the resulting page, click the Create Buttons button.

    You see the page where you create buttons for the items you’re selling on your site.

  4. From the drop-down list, select the type of button you want to use to accept payments.

    PayPal enables you to customize the buttons by clicking the Customize Text or Appearance link under Customize Button on the left.

  5. Enter your item information, including the item name, ID, price, currency, shipping amount, and tax.

    Here’s a list of all the items you’re asked to enter:

    • Item name: Type in the name of the product (or service) you will sell with this button.
    • Item ID (optional): Give your item an ID number or use the standard SKU for the product.
    • Price: Enter the item price here.
    • Currency: Decide what currency you’re accepting for your purchases.
    • Customize Button options: If your item has options (if, for example, it comes in different sizes or colors), you can create a custom drop-down list for your payment page so the customer can choose.
    • Postage: Enter the amount you charge to post the item.
    • Tax: Select your state and enter the appropriate sales tax to be applied to your in-state purchases. If you already have a sales-tax provision in your PayPal profile, you see it listed here. PayPal automatically applies the sales tax for sales shipped within your state.
  6. If you don’t like the button you chose as it’s pictured, click the Customize Text or Appearance link in the Customize Button section to see more options.
  7. Click the Step 2 tab for the option to track inventory.

    Unless you want to update your button every time you receive new merchandise, leave this option blank.

  8. If you want to add custom features, click the Step 3: Customize Advanced Features (Optional) tab.

    On this tab, you can add extended options for your button. Included (definitely use these!) are the following:

    • Quantity: If you’d like your customers to be able to purchase more than one of your item at a time, you may indicate that here by giving the buyers a quantity field to fill in.
    • Allow customer to add special instructions: If you’d like your buyers to be able to write you a note (40 character limit), select the Yes check box.
    • Shipping address: Select the Yes check box if you’d like the customer’s shipping address.
    • Insert your logo: To add a logo to your payment page, type the URL where the file is stored. PayPal will place the logo on your payment page.

      The logo you use must be sized at 150 x 50 pixels or PayPal won’t accept it.

    • Checkout landing page: If you want your customers to land on a specific page after they’ve purchased an item — setting up a thank-you page on your website is a nice idea, for example — enter that URL here.
    • Cancel Transaction page: If you want to include a page where people are taken if they cancel the transaction before completing it, you can insert that address here. If you don’t specify a page, they will land at a PayPal web page that allows cancellation of the transaction.
  9. Click Preview.

    You see a sample of the page your customer will see after making a web payment to you.

  10. If the page is okay, click the Create Button Now button.
  11. If you want to go back and edit, click the Edit button.

That’s all there is to creating your first Buy Now button and the payment page that appears when it’s clicked. When you get the hang of it for one item, you can reuse many of the settings for other items that you sell. See a real live example on THIS Website on the right Sidebar.
If you do not have the Patience or Technical Skills to set this up on your Website please contact me.

How to Create Multiple Down Menus for PayPal

Not just the big stores, but even small and independent businesses sell their products on the Internet. If you’re an online vendor selling products or services on your website, PayPal allows you to create payment and sale order menus that can help manage your business transactions.
All you need is a FREE PayPal Account. Click on the Link to set one up now.
Under MERCHANT SERVICES create your PayPal Button or Drop down Menu Code and copy and paste that Code into your Website where you want the Pay Now Button or Drop down Box to show.
Examples of Use could be:
A single PayPal Payment Button for a Single Item or Amount i.e € 50.00
A Multi Drop down Box with various Amounts to choose from i.e. € 50.00 or € 100.00 or € 150.00.
This could be used to ask for a Payment for a Product or Service OR as a Deposit towards a Product or Service Payment.
If you need help implementing this for your Website contact me. I can create the Code for you and add it to your site for a reasonable fee. You just need to have the PayPal Account or Create a new one.
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Multiple Items PayPal Payments

An Easy Way to add Payment Facility to your Website
(requires a FREE PayPal Account)
Simply Create the Payment Button from within your PayPal Account, choose your various Item Names and Prices and add the resulting Code to your Site where you want it to show.

This is an Example of what it could look like:

Services Offered


To have a Button like this installed simply choose from the Drop Down Menu above the relevant Order. The actual Item or Service Name and Price thereof will be added from within your PayPal Account.

You can set up a free PayPal Account Here


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