Sometimes our customers get confused by our use of PayPal as a credit card processing service. The confusion arises because PayPal started and was perceived as a "way to buy stuff on ebay from every day people". Few people know that PayPal purchased Verisign a number of years ago, positioning them as a major player in the online payment market. Paypal's services now compete head on with services available through major business banking institutions. more info
We use PayPal to process our credit cards, just like any online payment gateway thru a traditional bank operates. Using this system does NOT require you, the customer, to have a PayPal account.