Dynamic checkout buttons

Customers can use the dynamic checkout button to quickly buy the product they're viewing. They skip the cart and complete their payment with the checkout method displayed on the button. The button dynamically changes to reflect the customer's preferred accelerated checkout method.

Two example product pages showing dynamic checkout buttons. One page shows an unbranded button with Buy it now text. The other page shows a branded button with Buy with PayPal text.

The button is displayed next to the Add to cart button and can be used to buy only single variants of a product. For example, a customer can use a dynamic checkout button to buy two red t-shirts, but not a red t-shirt and a blue t-shirt.

The checkout method that's displayed on the button depends on a few factors:

  • your payment settings
  • the customer's browser
  • the customer's device
  • the customer's personal payment history

There are two different kinds of dynamic checkout buttons:

  • Unbranded - These buttons display Buy it now text. When a customer clicks an unbranded button, they skip the cart and go to the Shopify checkout.

  • Branded - These buttons show the logo for a third-party accelerated checkout method. When a customer clicks a branded button, they complete their payment with that accelerated checkout method. The following third-party accelerated checkout methods are available:

Only the payment methods that you've enabled in your payment settings appear as options to your customers. If you don't have a third-party accelerated checkout method enabled, then only the unbranded button is displayed.

When a branded button is displayed, there is a More payment options link below the button. Customers can click this link to bring up a window that shows all of the available payment options for your online store. The window includes a field for gift cards and discount codes:

The Order Summary window for dynamic checkout buttons

If your online store doesn't include additional payment options, and your store doesn't use discount codes or gift cards, then the More payment options link takes customers to the first step of the checkout.

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