Third-party payment providers
This page was printed on May 28, 2023. For the current version, visit https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/third-party-providers.
If you're not using Shopify Payments and you want to accept credit cards, you can choose from over 100 credit card payment providers for your Shopify store.
Shopify supports two different types of credit card payment providers: direct providers and external providers. If you're using a direct provider, your customers can complete their purchases directly on your online store without having to pay at a third-party checkout. If you're using an external provider, your customers must complete their purchases on a checkout page that's hosted outside of your online store.
You can activate or change a payment provider from the Payments page of your Shopify admin.