There are 2 main payment processors you’ll be using for your drop shipping store and I’ve mentioned them before.
Paypal and Stripe.
Not all countries accept the above two and there’s some limited work arounds for those situations but most western countries do and it’s good practice to set them both up so you have both available options.
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Some people don’t pay using credit card and only Paypal. Some people pay only credit card on not Paypal so I’ve found in my experience you lose sales if you don’t offer both as payment options.
Setting up Paypal
Setting up Paypal is fairly straight up. I always advice to set up a business paypal account because if you suddenly start doing a ton of order, (happens a lot when you take this business seriously), Paypal has been known to freeze your withdraws until you verify your account.
It also seems that a Business account is necessary for Shopify nowadays, they just won’t let you use your personal one.
Whatever the case, make sure you set it up right. This is a real business so don’t shy away from providing your actual details to payment gateways. The only people that should be worried about this process are those who’re doing something dodgy. I’ve seen people take all those orders and not go ahead and fulfil them!
This tutorial series is not for those people.
Anyway go ahead and set up Paypal.
Credit Card Payments
By default Shopify has ‘shopify payments’ selected which is their very own, inhouse, payment gateway. The issue with this is that, for some reason, Shopify don’t allow you to change the currency of your store to something other than your local currency if you have this payment gateway selected.
This is one of the reasons I looked for a different processor. I’m in Australia and need my store to be in USD as most my advertising is done there.
These days it doesn’t matter as much as I have some auto currency changing apps installed that change the currency based on the visitors geo locations.
I used to sell to a lot of international countries so I know localisation of language and currency definitely work.
In place os Shopify Payments I use Stripe.
Stripe is very popular and used on not only Shopify but also other web store integrators.
You’ll of course, need to create a Stripe account and get your API/log in details to set up the processor in your Shopify.
Not very complicated but you’ll need to go through some verification steps to open your account.
Once open, it operates similar to Paypal. It’s like an online bank that will hold on to the payments that come through credit cards for a brief period of time till they release it into your bank account.
I’ve personally had no issues with stripe so I’ve stuck with it the whole way through. Some people use 2Checkout which I’ve seen work well.
But for the most part set up both Paypal and Stripe and you’ll be fine.
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