Alternative payment methods

You can set up an alternative payment method to allow your customers to pay for their orders online using something other than a credit card. For example, cryptocurrency is a popular option that allows your customers to pay without going through a bank or another institution.

Activate alternative payment methods

  1. In the Alternative Payments section, click Choose alternative payment.

  2. Choose a provider from the list.

  3. Enter your account credentials for the provider you chose.

  4. Click Activate to enable the provider.

After you've activated an alternative payment method, your customers will be able to use it at checkout.

Deactivate alternative payment methods

  1. In the Alternative Payments section, click Choose alternative payment.

  2. Choose a provider from the list.

  3. Click Deactivate to disable the provider.

If you want to remove an alternative payment option, then you can deactivate it.

Alternative payment method apps

You can install some alternative payment providers as apps from the Payments section of your Shopify admin Settings. After you install an alternative payment method app, you need to configure and activate it before you can use it.

Install an alternative payment method app

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payments.

  2. In the Alternative Payments section, click Choose alternative payment.

  3. Select a provider from the list.

  4. Click Connect.

  5. Click Install app to install the alternative payment method app.

Configure and activate your alternative payment method app

You need to configure and then activate your alternative payment method app before you can use it. Each alternative payment method app has its own requirements for authentication and configuration, but typically, you're asked to log in or create an account with the payment provider. After you activate the alternative payment method app, the payment method is visible on checkout.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payments.

  2. In the Alternative Payments section, click Choose alternative payment.

  3. Select a provider from the list.

  4. Click Manage.

  5. You're redirected to the payment provider's app where you can connect your external account.

  6. After configuration is complete, click Activate.

Deactivate an alternative payment method app

If you no longer need an alternative payment method app, then you can deactivate it. When you deactivate the app, it's removed from your list of available payment methods, but it's still available if you need it for cases such as order returns.

  1. In the Alternative payment methods section, click Choose alternative payment.

  2. Choose a provider from the list.

  3. Click Deactivate to disable the provider.

  4. Click Deactivate Payments App.

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