How To Set Up Your Shopify Payment Gateway

Shopify is one of the most trusted and popular ecommerce platform that allows sellers to sell their products online at a retail pricing system with ease.

If you don’t have a Shopify account, all you need is a working email address and a password and you can get started by creating your account here.

Of course you will want to receive payment from your customers for every sales you make from your online Shopify store, it is however easy to set up your payment gateway on Shopify.

To set up your store’s payment option, navigate to your Shopify admin page, click on Settings > Payment Provider, you will see different payment provider options to accept payments for orders.

  • PayPal

PayPal provides two options to receive payment from your customer, which are; Express Checkout andPayments Pro. To be able to receive payment via PayPal, you need to sign up for a free account. Click activate to log in to your PayPal account. Shopify will require permission to grant PayPal as your store’s payment gateway. Click on ‘Grant permission’.


  • Credit Cards

You can also accept Credit Card as your payment provider. There are various credit card options but only two are acceptable for payment in Nigeria, Paystack and CashEnvoy-ESL. For the benefit of this training I will be focusing mainly on Paystack payment gateway. To accept Paystack as you payment provider, you need to have an account with the payment provider. Click activate to log in to your Paystack account and then you can set it up as your payment gateway.


  • Alternative Methods

You can also accept payment from your customers through other offline methods. These methods allows you to transact with customers who would prefer to pay via digital currencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin.  Some of the acceptable methods for these include, GoCoin and BitPay. To transact business with your customers via this method, you will be required to provide your credentials and then click ‘save’.


Once you have any of the payment providers integrated in to your online store, you can start receiving money from your customers.

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