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How to Add Stripe to Shopify: Setup Payment Integration Guide

How to Add Stripe to Shopify: Setup Payment Integration Guide

Shopify is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the business. It’s available all over the world, and allows users to make easy payments from just about anywhere. It also provides plenty of reporting features for business owners to find the data they need to enter into their accounting software. Shopify has partnered with Stripe to provide Shopify Payments, Powered by Stripe. This new service has confused some people, since it looks different than ordinary Stripe.

So, how do you accept Stripe payments via Shopify? Here’s a quick guide to adding Stripe to your Shopify store.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

Stripe Basics

Adding Your Stripe Account – A Step-by-Step Guide

What Happened to the Stripe Payment Gateway?

Key Takeaways

Stripe Basics

Before we talk about integrating Stripe, let’s talk about what Stripe is. In many ways, Stripe is similar to PayPal or Venmo. It’s an online sales channel that lets you send and accept payments via the internet. They support everyone from individuals to small businesses to some of the world’s biggest corporations.

The main advantage of Stripe is its cloud-based infrastructure. Because everything is in the cloud, users can take advantage of the scalability, as well as the reliability of cloud architecture. Not only that, but the service is exceptionally secure, and maintains a strong security team that helps prevent fraud and abuse. Stripe also makes it easy to run reports, so you can easily manage your revenue. As a result of all these features, it’s not surprising that Stripe has become one of the web’s most popular payment processors.

Adding Your Stripe Account – A Step-by-Step Guide

Now that we know a little bit about Stripe, it’s time to talk about adding your account to Shopify. To begin with, if you haven’t already, Create a Stripe account. Open a new tab in your browser right now, and do it. Otherwise, you won’t have anything to link.

Now, log into your Shopify store as usual. In most countries, you’ll have the option to accept Shopify Payments, Powered by Stripe. In some, you’ll only be able to add Stripe as a secondary option. And depending on your account type, you may not be able to link your Stripe account at all. In that case, you’ll have to create a new Shopify account.

Now, navigate to your Shopify Admin page, and click on the Settings button at the bottom of the screen. On your Settings page, you’ll see a link that says “Payment providers.” Click on that. This will bring up a window where you can choose from a variety of third-party payment providers. Choose the option for third-party credit card providers, and a drop-down menu will appear. Find Stripe in the list of options, and select it.

At this point, you’ll need to enter your Stripe email address and password. As long as you properly remember your name and password, you shouldn’t have any trouble. Click the Activate button, and you’ll be all set to accept credit card payments. That’s all there is to it!

What Happened to the Stripe Payment Gateway?

Stripe has been a viable online payment solution for several years. It’s already been an option for merchants on Shopify for a while. So if you’ve already been using Stripe, you may be wondering what happened to the payment gateway. Don’t worry. You don’t need it anymore.

No, Shopify hasn’t stopped supporting Stripe for credit and debit card payments. They’ve integrated it into their existing Shopify Payments platform. So where you used to log in and see separate gateways for Stripe and Shopify Payments, now you’ll only see one. This is Shopify Payments Powered by Stripe, and it’s the new and improved way to take payments on Shopify.

To make things more complicated, you actually get a different product variant depending on what region you live in. In some parts of the world, the Stripe gateway remains in place, due to local regulations. In other areas, where Stripe is not available, you may only have access to the old Shopify Payments system. But in most countries, you’re not going to have any issues with integration.

Key Takeaways

As you can see, while the appearance may have changed, Shopify’s Stripe payment processing still works just as well as it used to. Integration with Shopify Payments simplifies your financial reporting and invoicing. Other than that, it’s the same payment provider you know and loves. And for first-time Stripe users, the whole process works seamlessly.

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