Setting up Shopify Payments

After you set up Shopify Payments, your customers can make credit card payments on your store. You can activate Shopify Payments from the Payment providers page in the Shopify settings. When you set up Shopify Payments, you need the following information:

  • your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • your banking information
  • the average price of your orders
  • the average shipping time of your orders

Accepting payments

With Shopify Payments you're automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store. Your card rate is based on your Shopify plan, and you can change plans whenever you want.

Businesses in the United States can accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club debit and credit cards.

Businesses in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom can accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express debit and credit cards.

Businesses in Denmark can accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express debit and credit cards. If you want to accept payments using MobilePay, then you need to enable an alternate payment provider in your Shopify Alternative payment methods settings.

Businesses in Germany can accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express debit and credit cards, as well as payments using SOFORT and Klarna Pay Later.

Businesses in the Netherlands can accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express debit and credit cards, as well as payments using iDEAL.

Costs of using Shopify Payments

Shopify Payments costs vary based on your plan. You can lower credit card rates by upgrading your subscription with Shopify. You can see the full list of pricing broken down by plan on Shopify's pricing page.

Beyond the credit cart rate and the subscription fees for your store's Shopify plan, there are no monthly fees, no hidden fees, and no setup fees for Shopify Payments. There are no additional charges to accept American Express or international orders. When you're using Shopify Payments as your processor, any other subscription transaction fees are waived.

If you decide to change your plan at any time, then your Shopify Payments credit card rate is updated. When you activate Shopify Payments, you stop paying the subscription transaction fees listed on Shopify's pricing page. Likewise, if you're using Shopify Payments and switch to another payment processor, then you begin paying the subscription transaction fees to Shopify. These fees are over and above the fees paid to your new third party payment processor.

The total fees for each payout and pending transaction are displayed in the All payouts table. You can navigate there from the Dashboard and scroll down to click All payouts.

Bank account requirements for Shopify Payments

Make sure that your bank account meets the following requirements before you connect it to Shopify Payments:

  • The account is a full checking account, or a current account in the UK and Ireland.
  • The account uses the payout currency of your region.
  • The account can accept electronic bank transfers.

Each region also has local requirements that the bank account must adhere to:

  • Australia - The bank account must be with a physical bank in Australia, in AUD currency, and eligible for BECS transfers.
  • Canada - If your payout currency is CAD, then the bank account must be with a physical bank in Canada, in CAD currency, and eligible for ACH transfers.
    If your payout currency is USD, then the bank account must be with a physical bank in Canada or the US, in USD currency, and eligible for ACH transfers.
  • Denmark - The bank account must be a business bank account in either EUR or DKK currency, and have an IBAN that starts with the following letters: AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GI, IE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, or SE.
  • Germany - The bank account must be in EUR currency, be eligible for SEPA transfers, and have an IBAN that starts with the following letters: AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GI, IE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, or SE.
  • Hong Kong SAR China - The bank account must be with a physical bank in Hong Kong SAR China and in HKD currency.
  • Ireland - The bank account must be with a physical bank in Ireland, in EUR currency, and eligible for FPS transfers.
  • Japan - The bank account must be with a physical bank in Japan, a Futsu account, and in JPY currency.
  • The Netherlands - The bank account must be a business bank account in EUR currency, be eligible for SEPA transfers, and have an IBAN that starts with AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GI, IE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, or SE.
  • New Zealand - The bank account must be with a physical bank in New Zealand, in NZD currency, and eligible for BECS transfers.
  • Singapore - The bank account must be with a physical bank in Singapore, and in SGD currency.
  • Spain - The bank account must be in EUR currency, be eligible for SEPA transfers and have an IBAN that starts with the following letters: AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GI, IE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PT, or SE.
  • United Kingdom - The bank account must be with a physical bank in the United Kingdom, in GBP currency, and eligible for FPS transfers.
  • United States - The bank account must be with a physical bank in the United States, in USD currency, and eligible for ACH transfers.

Most checking accounts can accept the electronic bank transfer types listed above. Checking accounts that are set up to accept only wire transfers don't work with Shopify Payments. To confirm that your account can accept the transfer type listed for your region, contact your bank.

Set up Shopify Payments

Only the store owner can change the payment provider.

Steps:

  1. Activate Shopify Payments in one of the following ways:
    • If you haven't set up a credit card payment provider on your account, then click Complete account setup in the Shopify Payments section.
    • If you have a different credit card payment provider enabled, then click Activate Shopify Payments in the Shopify Payments box, and then Activate Shopify Payments in the dialog. This removes any other credit card payment provider from your account.
  2. Enter the required details about your store and your banking information, and then click Save.

After you've set up Shopify Payments, you can configure your settings or make a test transaction on your store.

If you want to transfer ownership of your Shopify Payments account, then contact Shopify Support. If you sell your store using Shopify's Exchange Marketplace, then the process is taken care of by the Exchange team.

Ready to start selling with Shopify?

Try it free