I have seen many complaints about this, and maybe we didn't do enough homework before getting deep into Shopify. I have heard that there is a plugin or service that allows you to keep CC on file as for some reason Shopify doesn't allow it. We have a large customer base that just says ship me these items and use my card on file. This is easy using MindBody, but since it has many other flaws and we are moving away from it for product sales and inventory control, we need a solution. It seems that Shopify is perfect for us except for this one thing that we must have, it's just a deal killer. Anybody have any info on where and how to make that work?
Savannah here from Shopify. :)
I can totally see why keeping card numbers on file would be helpful for your customers and for your sales. Unfortunately, that's just not possible within Shopify's admin. We don't store credit card numbers in order to remain PCI Compliant.
That said, you can certainly use an app and get creative. I'd recommend checking out:
I know those aren't picture perfect solutions - I'm afraid there's nothing that does exactly what you're asking quite yet. In the meantime, you can also send an invoice to your customers, which is the next best thing.
Let me know if you have any further questions!
Savannah | Social Care
I'd like to know if this has issue has been addressed yet. We love using shopify but have to keep a separate database in order to store credit cards and it's super annoying. Also while we're at it, can we get something to merge customer accounts please? Square's had it for years now.
Links to what?
The Customer account record in Shopify?
Is it populated as a payment option for them at every checkout?
Storing at authorize.net is certainly helpful on one end, but are you merely manually trans-processing from Shopify Orders to authorize.net?
Or is this for subscription billables after the initial purchase? Also, how do you get the CC info from Shopify to authorize.net from the get-go?