Accepting payments with Shopify Payments in France

This article will guide you through the process of accepting payments with Shopify Payments in France. Shopify Payments is a powerful payment solution that allows businesses based in France to accept a range of payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Cartes Bancaires. In addition, you can also offer your customers the convenience of Apple Pay, Shop Pay, and PayPal Wallet. With Shopify Payments in France, you can manage your transactions and streamline your payment process.

Key benefits and features

By using Shopify Payments in France, you can enjoy the following benefits and features:

  • Accept multiple payment methods: Shopify Payments allows you to accept major credit cards, providing a seamless checkout experience for your customers.
  • Automatic setup: When you create your Shopify store with Shopify Payments activated, you're automatically set up to accept major payment methods such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Cartes Bancaires. This means you can start accepting payments right away without any additional setup.
  • Automatic payouts: Funds from your sales are automatically deposited into your bank account on a regular basis, making it easy to manage your cash flow.
  • Flexible card rates: The card rate for your transactions is based on your store's Shopify subscription plan. You have the flexibility to change plans whenever you need, allowing you to choose the pricing structure that best suits your business.
  • Integrated with Shopify: As an integrated payment solution, Shopify Payments simplifies the management of your online store by consolidating your payment processing and order management in one platform.
  • Secure Transactions: Shopify Payments ensures the security of your customers' payment information through advanced encryption and fraud detection measures such as 3D secure checkout.

Ineligible or incompatible features for Shopify Payments in France

Certain features are either unavailable or incompatible with Shopify Payments in France, such as the following features:

  • Google Pay isn't available to merchants located in France.
  • Local payment methods aren't available to merchants in France at this time. However, Shopify Payments supports major international payment methods, ensuring that you can cater to a wide range of customers.
  • Point of Sale (POS) orders can't be processed using Shopify Payments in France. If you have a physical retail location, then you might consider using alternative payment methods for in-person transactions. Since France isn't listed as having a Shopify-supported card reader available, you must use an external card reader to process payments in person with Shopify POS.
  • Test mode isn't available to merchants located in France.

Currency considerations

The currency that your customers use to pay for their orders can be different from the currency of your payouts from Shopify Payments. That is, your store currency can be different from the currency of your bank account.

Fees for Shopify Payments in France

Shopify Payments fees are location-dependent and can vary. To get the most accurate and detailed information regarding fees, visit the plans and pricing page for France. This page provides a breakdown of the rates and fees associated with Shopify Payments based on your selected plan.

View payment rates in your Shopify admin

If you're already a Shopify merchant, then you can access information about the specific rates and fees applicable to your store location and chosen plan. For more specific details, you can access the Shopify Payments Terms of Service from your Shopify admin to find all applicable fees.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payments.
  2. In the Shopify Payments section, click Manage.
  3. View the rates that apply to different payment methods.
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