You can use the secure Shopify checkout to accept orders and take payments wherever you sell online. After a customer adds products to a cart, they use your checkout to enter their shipping information and payment details, and then place their order.
When a customer completes any step of the checkout, their cart is checked against your store's inventory levels. If the inventory is available, then the customer can proceed through the checkout steps. If the inventory has become unavailable, then an error message appears. Inventory is held only when the customer submits their payment information. If a payment fails, then the hold is released until the customer reaches the payment method page again.
You can view and change your checkout settings from the Checkout settings page in your Shopify admin, where you can also manage how you want to collect customer email addresses for promotional marketing.
If you have an online store, then you can also change the appearance and layout of the checkout pages by editing your online store theme.
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Customizing payment methods and delivery options at checkout