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How Do I Set Up Payments on Shopify?

Last updated on October 1, 2022 @ 2:29 pm

As a business owner, one of your main goals is to get paid for the products or services that you sell. To do this, you need to set up payments on your Shopify store. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up payments on Shopify so that you can start processing transactions and getting paid.

There are two ways to set up payments on Shopify: using Shopify Payments, or using a third-party payment gateway.

Shopify Payments is the easiest way to accept payments on Shopify. It’s available in over 50 countries, and there are no setup or transaction fees. You can use Shopify Payments even if you’re not based in the United States.

To set up Shopify Payments:

1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payment providers. 2. Under “Accept credit cards,” click Complete account setup or Add another provider. This takes you to the Shopify Payments page. 3.

Enter your country and currency, then click Activate Shopify Payments. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process. If you’re not using Shopify Payments, then you need to choose a third-party payment gateway and set it up on your store. There are over 100 payment gateways that work with Shopify, so you’ll need to compare them and choose the one that’s best for your business. Some of the most popular payment gateways include PayPal, Stripe, and

To set up a third-party payment gateway:

1. Under “Accept credit cards,” click Choose a provider.

This takes you to the Select a provider page where you can compare all of the available payment gateways. When you find a gateway that you want to use, click its name to read more about it, then click Activate gateway under its name to add it to your list of active gateways. If you’re not sure which gateway to choose, then we recommend contacting the gateway’s support team for more information before making your decision.

PRO TIP: When setting up payments on Shopify, it is important to be aware that there are fees associated with each transaction. Shopify also offers a number of different payment gateway options, so be sure to research each one thoroughly before making a decision.


After reading this article, you should have a good understanding of how to set up payments onShopify.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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