Do I need a PayPal account to use the PayPal gateway?
To use the PayPal gateway, it is always a necessity to have a PayPal account.
In order to facilitate a secure and open channel for payment, PayPal offers Payflow Gateway. Using PayPal’s application program interface (API), clients can process their credit and debit card payments and authorizations. Clients have the option to choose any payment processor or bank to complete their transactions. Those who would like to have control even over the back-end part of the transactions can make use of their own pages and process them through the API provided by PayPal and hence have total security.
If you do not have your own PayPal account and want to setup one, click the following link.