By default, PayPal Express Checkout prompts customers to pay by logging into their PayPal account. If customers don’t have a PayPal account it also gives them the option to create one.

However, you can allow customers to pay for orders with their credit card, even if they don’t have a PayPal account.

In order to set this up, you must first have your own credit card linked to your PayPal Business account. 

Once you’ve done that, you can enable guest payments by changing the following settings in your PayPal account. This is handled outside of Shopify’s platform.

Step #1: Log in to your PayPal Business Account.

Step #2: Select “Selling Preferences” from your “Profile.”

Step #3: Navigate to “Website Payment Preferences.”

Step #4: Select “Yes” under “PayPal Account Optional.”

Now customers who don’t have a PayPal account can still buy from your Shopify store without being forced to sign in or sign up for PayPal.