Setting up Shopify Payments for POS

Shopify Payments is the simplest way to accept payments. It eliminates the hassle of setting up a third-party payment provider or merchant account and having to enter the credentials into Shopify. With Shopify Payments you're automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store.

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

Shopify Payments is available only to stores in certain countries and regions. With Shopify Payments you're automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store.

Accept card payments without a signature

You can accept card payments without a customer's signature if you meet the following requirements:

  • Your store is located in the United States.
  • You're using Shopify Payments.
  • You're using an EMV card reader.

This option is turned off by default, but you can enable it from the Shopify POS Payment settings screen.

Steps:

  1. From Shopify POS, tap > Settings > Payment settings.

  2. Under Shopify Payments, tap to enable or disable Skip customer signatures when possible.

Supported countries and regions

Use the following list to find out if Shopify Payments is available in the country where your business operates:

If the country where your business operates is not supported by Shopify Payments, then review the list of other payment gateways that Shopify supports.

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.
  • Austria - 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.
  • 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 - If your payout currency is EUR, then 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. If your payout currency is DKK, then the bank account must be in DKK currency, be eligible for SEPA transfers, and have an IBAN that starts with DK.
  • 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.
  • Italy - 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.
  • 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.
  • Sweden - If your payout currency is EUR, then 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. If your payout currency is SEK, then the bank account must be in SEK currency, be eligible for SEPA transfers, and have an IBAN that starts with 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.

Edit bank account information

If you change banks or if your bank account details change, then you can update the information in your Shopify Payments settings.

You can't use prepaid bank cards as bank account credentials to receive payouts from Shopify Payments.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payment providers.
  2. In the Shopify Payments section, click Manage.
  3. Under Payout bank account in the Payout details section, click Change bank account.
  4. Enter your bank account information, then click Save.

Prohibited businesses

Some types of businesses and services are not permitted to use Shopify Payments. To see whether you can use Shopify Payments, check the list of prohibited business types for the country where your business operates:

More details can be found in the Shopify Payments Terms of Service (TOS) and in the Shopify Payments FAQ.

If the type of business you run is not supported by Shopify Payments, then review the list of other payment gateways that Shopify supports.

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