Customers can pay for items on your Shopify store using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or other credit cards in addition to PayPal.
If you want to get your online store set up in minutes, use PayPal to accept credit card payments. When you hit a high payment volume, you can easily upgrade to another payment gateway like Authorize.net or Stripe.
Shopify integrates with over 50 payment gateways to allow your store to accept credit cards. The list of compatible payment gateways includes PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net and these others:
Your store's shopping cart is set up to use your local currency. It automatically calculates tax rates based on where your business and buyers are located.
You can also customize the checkout page into one of 50+ languages, or translate the shopping cart checkout page yourself. Existing shopping cart checkout languages include: Danish, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Swedish and others.
Shopify includes an SSL certificate that uses industry standard 128 bit encryption technology. This is the same level of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure.
Shopify provides a shared SSL certificate at no cost to all stores. Many other hosted ecommerce solutions will charge you hundreds of dollars every year for a SSL certificate.
In order to accept VISA, MasterCard, and other credit cards, your ecommerce hosting provider must be PCI compliant. Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This compliance extends to all online stores powered by Shopify.
We are very serious about security and have invested significant time and money to certify that Shopify is PCI compliant. From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management, we work hard to keep credit card and other sensitive data secure. Learn more about PCI compliance.