payment gateway

Before you can activate as your payment gateway, you must deactivate Shopify Payments or any other credit card gateway you're using.

Deactivate your current payment gateway

To deactivate your current gateway:

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

  2. Click Edit next to your current credit card gateway.

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  3. Click Change Gateway to deactivate the gateway.

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  4. Click Deactivate in the pop-up to complete deactivation.

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Choose as your payment gateway


If you've set up a different payment gateway before setting up, you'll be able to easily reactivate that gateway again by selecting it from the credit card drop-down menu.

To activate as your payment gateway:

  1. Deactivate your current payment gateway if you have one enabled.

  2. Select from the payment gateway drop-down menu.

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  3. Once you select, you are prompted to enter your API Login ID and Transaction key to connect Shopify to your account.

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  4. When you've entered your credentials, click Activate.

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    Shopify can connect to only when your is ready to take live transactions, not when you're placing test orders.

  5. When you're ready to leave test mode, you must disable test mode in the merchant interface, as well as disabling it from your Shopify admin.

Disable test mode

Your account will default to a test mode if you've just opened a merchant account with them. The test servers aren't compatible with Shopify, so you must turn off test mode for

  1. Log into the Merchant Interface at

  2. Select Settings under Account in the main menu on the left.

  3. Click Test Mode in the Security Settings section.

  4. Click Turn Test OFF to take your account out of Test Mode.

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