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Do I Need a PayPal Account to Use The HOT Checkout?

The answer is NO.

We use the PayPal payment gateway because the brand is synonymous with on-line purchases, is simple to use AND it offers shoppers the choice of using a PayPal Account (if they have one) or a debit or credit card of their choosing to make their purchase.

How does it work?
When you have added the items you wish to buy into the HOT Shopping Cart you will proceed (like all on-line shops) to the Checkout area. Here you will fill-in details about yourself – name, address, telephone & email address, etc. – so that we may process your order and send your chosen goods to you at your address, in a timely manner.

When you click ‘Purchase’ at the bottom of the Checkout you will be taken to the PayPal Payment gateway page. You will see that the url address has changed to https:// and is now coloured green. This denotes that the PayPal site is an encrypted and secure site and you may shop in safety.

The page looks like this (without the large ‘1’ and ‘2’ in red):


Under the Choose a way to pay area there are two choices:

1. Pay with a PayPal account – for account holders this is the quickest and easiest payment method. Simply enter your username and password and follow the on screen instruction

PLEASE NOTE | You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account or create a PayPal account to complete your transaction, Simply choose the second option:

2. Pay with a debit or credit card – Clicking this link opens the following window:



Simply fill in the fields – including your choice of debit or credit card from the drop down menu – as you would making a purchase elsewhere on the internet. In this instance PayPal acts as the processor of the payment made with your credit or debit card. There is no requirement to create a PayPal account or any other obligation to PayPal.

When you have finished adding the information requested – click on the Pay button and follow the on screen instructions.