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 credit card payment providers for your Shopify store.

Shopify supports two different types of credit card payment 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.

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

Activate a credit card payment provider

To activate a credit card payment provider:

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

    The Add a provider button
  2. In the Change provider dialog, select Third party credit card 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.

Change your credit card payment provider

To use a different credit card payment provider:

  1. Click Change provider:

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