Alternative payment methods

You can set up an alternative payment method to allow your customers to pay for their orders online using something other than a credit card. For example, BitCoin is a popular option that allows your customers to pay using digital currency.


If your customers use an alternative payment method, then you will be charged transaction fees for their purchases. To avoid transaction fees, you can activate Shopify Payments.

Activate an alternative payment gateway

To enable an alternative payment gateway:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings, then click Payments (or press G S P).

  2. In the Alternative Payments section, click Select an additional payment method.

  3. Choose a gateway from the drop-down menu.

  4. Enter your account credentials for the gateway you chose.

  5. Click Activate to enable the gateway.

After you've activated an alternative payment method, it appears as an option to your customers at checkout.

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