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What are the best payment options on Shopify?

Asked a year ago

What are the best payment options to offer customers on Shopify? I've done a bit of research and it would seem that offering 4 payment installments is the most popular option. Can anyone confirm this based on their experiences?

Carl Elliott

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Hi there,

This is a great question, and I’m sure many Shopify merchants are wondering the same thing. The best payment options on Shopify depend on your target market, your products, and your preferences. However, here are some general tips to help you choose:

  • Offering 4 payme­nt installments — a form of BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) is indeed a popular choice for purchasing high-ticket ite­ms or making impulse buys. It can lead to increase­d conversions and customer loyalty, while also re­ducing cart abandonment. However, it also comes with some fees and risks, so make sure you do your homework before signing up with a provider like Afterpay or Klarna.
  • Accepting credit cards is a must for any online store, as they are widely used and trusted by consumers. Shopify Payments is a convenient and secure way to accept credit cards on your store, without any extra fees or third-party accounts.
  • By offering alternative payme­nt methods including PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Cryptocurrency, you can boost both sales and customer satisfaction. The­se choices are not only conve­nient and swift but more importantly secure­. Plus, they appe­al to a broad range of customers who are e­ither not willing or unable to use traditional cre­dit card methods. Be sure to acce­ss the Payment providers cate­gory in your Shopify settings to enable the­se attractive options for your cliente­le.
  • When you provide payment options that are local to the area of your target market, it can help you boost customer acquisition and build trust. It is essential to target the­ right market with preferre­d modes of payment, considering the­ region's popular methods. For instance, iDEAL for custome­rs in the Netherlands, Alipay for custome­rs in China, or Boleto Bancário for customers in Brazil would be e­xcellent choices.

I hope this helps you decide on the best payment options for your Shopify store. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so experiment and test different options to see what works best for you and your customers. Good luck!

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