Lowe's customers can make online purchases without a MyLowe's Card or account number, as of 2015. To do so, prospective customers can simply select Guest Checkout when prompted and decline to fill in the optional registration for a MyLowe's account. Shipping information and a valid credit card number are required.
While a MyLowe's Card is not required to make a purchase, it is required for other services, including expedited checkout, purchase tracking, online home inventory and online shopping lists. MyLowe's cardholders also receive automated reminders to purchase products that require periodic replacement, such as air filters. Lowe's also sends promotions and targeted advertisements to MyLowe's cardholders, allowing a customer who previously purchased landscaping equipment to see specials on similar items, for example.