Third-party credit card providers

If you're not using Shopify Payments and you want to accept credit cards, you can choose from over 70 payment providers for your Shopify store.

Note

You'll be charged transaction fees each time a customer makes a purchase using a third-party provider. To avoid transaction fees, you can activate Shopify Payments instead.

Shopify supports two different types of credit card 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.

Tip

Not sure if your payment provider is a direct provider or an external provider? Check the list of commonly used direct and external providers.

You can activate or change a payment provider from the Payments page of your admin.

Activate a credit card provider

To activate a credit card provider:

  1. In the Accept credit cards section, click Add a provider:

    Add cc provider

    Note

    If you already have a provider enabled, then click Change provider instead.

  2. In the Change provider dialog, select Third party credit card provider:

    Select third party provider

  3. Select the provider you want to use from the drop-down menu, and then click Continue.

  4. Enter your account credentials for the provider you selected.

  5. Click Activate.

Note

If you're based in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia, then you can use Shopify Payments to accept payment by credit card. It is not available to US territories except Puerto Rico.

Change your credit card provider

To use a different credit card provider:

  1. Click Change provider:

    Change existing cc provider

  2. In the Change provider dialog, select Third party provider:

    Select third party provider
  3. Select the provider you want to use from the drop-down, then click Continue.

  4. Fill out your account credentials for the provider you selected.

  5. Click Activate.

The payment provider you selected will now be active on your store.

Add a payment provider using ActiveMerchant

We're no longer accepting new payment providers into Shopify using ActiveMerchant. The GitHub project is still free and available to developers who want to use it with other projects.

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