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PayPal Account Optional setting

Updated: 20/08/13

  • Ensure that a PayPal account isn't required to pay with a credit card
  • Turn the PayPal Account Optional setting to On

Tip: If you've chosen to use PayPal to process payments for your event, your attendees are NOT required to have a PayPal account to complete payment. They can pay using their credit card, in an experience almost as smooth as our standard credit card processing.

You, the event organiser, must set the PayPal Account Optional setting to On in your PayPal account to allow customers to pay by credit card without logging in to a PayPal account.

Here's how to turn on this setting within your PayPal account:


Log in to your PayPal Account here and select the Profile tab near the top of the screen.


Click on My selling tools on the left side of the page.  


Click on Update next to Website preferences.


Scroll down the page to the section titled PayPal Account Optional and select On, then click Save at the bottom of the page .

That's it! Now, when registering, your attendees will be given the choice of signing in to their PayPal account or paying directly with a credit card.

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