Setting up your online checkout

Use secure Shopify checkout to accept orders and take payments wherever you sell online. After a customer adds your products to a cart, they use your checkout to enter their shipping information and payment details before placing their orders.

You can view and change your checkout settings from the Checkout settings page in your Shopify admin:

  1. Make any changes to checkout settings:

    Customer accounts Require customers to create accounts at checkout, make customer accounts optional, or disable customer accounts.
    Form options Choose the information your customers need to supply at checkout.
    Order processing Activate automatic order notifications and automatic fulfillment, send abandoned checkout emails to customers, set up order archiving, and request permission to send promotional emails to customers.
    Checkout language View your checkout language, or click Manage checkout language to translate your checkout.
    Refund, privacy, and TOS statements Add and edit your store sales and privacy policies to the checkout.
  2. Click Save.

If you sell using the Online Store sales channel, then you can also change the appearance and layout of the checkout pages. From the Style section of the Checkout settings page, click Customize checkout to access the theme editor and make changes. Learn more about changing the style of your checkout pages.

Cart hold policy

A hold is placed on items during payment processing in checkout. If the items in the cart are in stock, then a hold is placed on those items until the payment processing is complete.

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