How to Make a Payment to PayPal Without a PayPal Account

by Ron Legendario
Connect PayPal to your bank account to withdraw funds.

Connect PayPal to your bank account to withdraw funds.

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PayPal is an electronic payment processor that allows customers to send money securely without divulging your bank information to the merchant. You can use this service even if you do not want to sign up for an account of your own. Making payments with PayPal is free of charge for the buyer. The person or business receiving the money is responsible for paying any PayPal transaction fees.

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Click on the PayPal link on the merchant's website. Depending on how the website is designed, you may have to choose a "PayPal" option from a payment type selection screen, then click "Continue" or "Submit" before you can move on to the PayPal payment screen.

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Look for a section on the payment screen that reads "Don't have a PayPal account?" You should see a link titled "continue checkout" somewhere in this section. Select this link to open the credit card input screen.

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Enter your personal information, billing address and credit or debit card information into the appropriate lines on the input screen. Click the "Review Payment" button when you are done.

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Review the payment details displayed on the screen to make sure everything is correct. If you need to edit any of the information, click the "Change" button at the bottom of that section. When you are satisfied that your credit or debit card information is accurate, click the "Pay Now" button to finalize your payment.

About the Author

Ron Legendario began writing in 2001. He spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. He is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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