To make a payment through PayPal without opening an account yourself, you’ll have to have the recipient send you an invoice or money request. This means you’ll receive an email with either a detailed invoice — usually if you’re paying a business — or a simple note explaining what the money is needed for. Embedded in the email will be a ‘Pay now’ button, which is all you need to make the payment without opening a PayPal account yourself.
Assuming you’ve received the email detailing the payment, simply click on the ‘Pay now’ button.⁴ If you can’t see the email, it’s worth checking your trash or spam folders, in case it has been sent there.
You’ll now be given the option to open a PayPal account yourself and pay that way. However, if you don’t want to do that, you just select the credit or debit card option and enter the details for the card you wish to use.