i'm currently testing around in our shop paying via PayPal Plus in sandbox mode. Paying via paypal is working so far with the sandbox accounts, now i want to activate "Enable PayPal Guest Checkout" but the option is simply missing.

version: Magento 2.4 Community

Default Country: Germany (configuration->general)

Merchant Location: Germany (Sales->Payment Methods->Merchant Location)

In the Paypal business account(PayPal Plus is Added): PayPal Account Optional is enabled

Thanks in advance

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As per vendor/magento/module-paypal/etc/adminhtml/system.xml, the Enable PayPal Guest Checkout setting is not available for Germany:

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If you change the Merchant country to UK for example, you will see the option there.

  • That makes me wonder because this page(developer.paypal.com/docs/integration/direct/payments/…) shows Germany in the list for "Guest payments supported countries" and Magento is using a Shopping Cart procedure as default if i'm correct.
    – ralf
    Apr 6, 2021 at 12:32
  • Check this docs.magento.com/user-guide/payment/paypal-countries.html. As you can see, for Germany, only the PayPal Express Checkout is available and as the code suggests, the option for guest checkout within paypal express checkout is not available, even if the documentation states otherwise. Code doesn't lie :)
    – Diana
    Apr 6, 2021 at 13:03
  • Interesting here is that if i change the 'Merchant Country' to 'UK' for example, it works, PayPal shows up to pay directly with credit card or debit. On the German PayPal Plus Website it states: "even customers without a PayPal account". Code doesn't lie, but it can be wrong ;) Not sure if this was a misconception or if it has changed in the meanwhile for german PayPal business accounts with PayPal Plus.
    – ralf
    Apr 7, 2021 at 9:54
  • well yes, it can be wrong, what i was trying to emphasize is that although the documentation states that this functionality is available 'on paper', in fact, by checking the code and the application you can clearly see this is not available in Magento. you could try to overwrite this somehow, but i am not sure which are the repercussions. Maybe write to Magento team and sort things out with them?
    – Diana
    Apr 7, 2021 at 10:17
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    Yes, i will consider sending them an email. thx
    – ralf
    Apr 8, 2021 at 13:01

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