I would like to make sure I understand something.
I live in Israel and it isn't supported by Shopify payments, so I have to choose a 3rd party payment provider.
Currently my options are extremely limited and the solutions are quite expensive. So, on top of having to go with a more expensive solution I also have to pay Shopify an additional 2% transaction fee? Is there a way to choose a gateway that isn't listed on the shopify list of available payment providers?
Nick here from Shopify.
That is correct. Because Shopify Payments is not available in Israel yet, you would need to use a third party payment gateway such as PayPal or one of the following gateways listed below:
You can see a link to the gateways here.
You are also correct in regards to the additional transaction fees.
Currently, the only way you could use another payment is if you created one which would be very technical and more than likely take a long time.
Your best bet, in this case, would be to find one of the gateways in the list that you resonate with and use. I wish there was another way or gateway option I could suggest, but the partnered Shopify gateways would be the most straight forward option for you.
All the best, Nick