How to activate iDEAL or Bancontact through Stripe?

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Tourist
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As a Belgian company, we have many customers from Belgium and Netherlands. This means we definitely need to offer iDEAL and Bancontact as payment methods.

 

So far I created a Stripe account because I believe Stripe is a direct payment provider, which means my customers wouldn't need to leave the shop during the payment process. See diff here:

https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/third-party-providers/direct-and-external-providers

 

Shopify Payments is not yet available for Belgian companies. Therefore, using Stripe seems like a no-brainer because Stripe is also what Shopify Payments is built on. I love working with the most used options.

 

However, after activating Stripe and connecting it to my Shopify account, in the Shopify settings panel I only see VISA, MasterCard, Amex and Apply Pay. Even after activating Bancontact and iDEAL in the Stripe settings panel, I'm not able to add them in the Shopify settings panel. 

 

I found some Stripe tutorials about how to add these options using "sources", but I can't believe this would require actual coding to activate.

https://stripe.com/docs/sources/ideal

https://stripe.com/docs/sources/bancontact

 

My only remaining solution would be to activate Mollie as well, but that would leave me with two different payment providers, which I'd rather avoid... Any help?

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Shopify Partner
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Hi! Bancontact and iDeal are available as alternative payment methods, you can find/activate them here yoururl.myshopify.com/admin/settings/payments/alternative-providers.

 

I hope this helps!!

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Hello gseilei,

 

That's not what he's asking. He said he didn't want to use Mollie.

 

Currently, Shopify only offers this option (by phone) but with Stripe it's possible to associate a BanAccount, you just have to modify the Stripe request, but like him, I don't know if it's possible and where to do it.

 

Have a good day.

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See my response below
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Shopify Partner
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Hi,
I probably didn’t explain myself correctly ;)
As far as I know, stripe is available to “only” accept credit card payments in countries where Shopify payments isn’t available.
To active other payment options like ideal or bancontact you will have to activate through additional payment options, having a second payment provider.
It is not possible to make changes on the payment gateway connections, this would need to be requested and approved by Shopify/stripe
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Thank you for your response.

 

In fact Stripe has an option to activate "BanContact" and in other forms (other than shopify) you can activate an alternative payment solution "BanContact".

 

Do you think that a custom button is a good solution?

 

Thank you for your help.

 
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Shopify Partner
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It all depends on how much Bancontact payments you expect to have as this would require a complicated custom solution, i.e. you will take the customer to an external checkout, connected to the Stripe gateway, capture the payment and create an order in shopify. For this solution it would be important to analyze all possible scenarios when the customer select this payment as you will have to define different scenarios on the frontend.

 

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