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keithwym

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Have you looked at "Purchase Without Account" add-on? That may work for you if the intent is to not require a store account be set up. If you're looking for a way for someone to purchase via PayPal without having a PayPal account, I'm not sure the "standard" payments will allow that. I seem to recall that there is at least one PayPal method that allows non-members to pay by credit card, but I don't know the details.

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@@keithwym

 

In ALL cases, no matter what payment processor you use, Your customer will have to enter their name, address and telephone number to complete an online transaction. As Phil mentioned, PWA is available however your customer STILL has to complete all information anyway so PWA is redundant.

 

 

 

Chris

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I think with paypal standard you need a business account with paypal to allow customers to pay using a card. I use paypal standard, and have this feature but I had to upgrade my paypal account.

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i have this problem too... did some sandbox testing with a paypal business and still needed to have a paypal account to complete the checkout...

 

ie sandbox = test accounts

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If you mean how do you turn this feature on in paypal then...

 

In your "profile" in paypal, there is a page under the sub heading "Payment Settings", "Website Payment Preferences"

 

If you click on that you can alter your settings and

there is a setting

 

PayPal Account Optional, with a check box for on and off. Check "On"

 

Then when users are transferred to paypal to pay, they can choose between logging in or paying without a paypal account.

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just a heads up, when a user pays using paypal without an account, unless they physically click on the link saying "return to your website" after paying, then they do not return and they do not receive an order confirmation email from your site. I put in large red letters before they confirm their order, to click "return to website" after paying. But most dont. You will still know you have received a payment as you get an email from paypal about that, as do they, also the order can be seen in admin/orders.php, but the usual ending of the order process whereby the order confirmmation goes out, their cart gets emptied and you receive an order process email...does not happen.

 

This is even if you have auto rteun switched on in paypal.

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hmm.... my inital thought was "shit"

 

but well it kind of forces the use of an paypal account so far... until there is a fix

 

right now i'm to deep in creating a kind of open source printer that can print orders on one of those tina thermal printers.... almost done, just need an alternative page to update order status from pending to processing...

 

call a page and add ?o=xx where xx is order number

 

that page should update the order and send the e-mail to the customer... much like editing the order by hand and select new status and hitting the button to update

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just a heads up, when a user pays using paypal without an account, unless they physically click on the link saying "return to your website" after paying, then they do not return and they do not receive an order confirmation email from your site. I put in large red letters before they confirm their order, to click "return to website" after paying. But most dont. You will still know you have received a payment as you get an email from paypal about that, as do they, also the order can be seen in admin/orders.php, but the usual ending of the order process whereby the order confirmmation goes out, their cart gets emptied and you receive an order process email...does not happen.

 

This is even if you have auto rteun switched on in paypal.

Are you sure about this? How does the process get updated if they do not return? Maybe all of my customers click the link?

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