Shopify Payments for Stores Based in Israel

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Hello,

Israel does not show up in the list of supported countries for using Shopify Payments.

Is there any estimation as to when it will be supported? Any future plans?

Thanks in advance,
Michelle.

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Hi, @Michelle_PY

Thank you for expressing interest in getting Shopify Payments launched in Israel. I'm afraid I do not have any news on when, or if we'll be able to launch Shopify Payments in your region; however, it is something our teams continue to review. We are always working on launching Shopify Payments into new countries, so I am hopeful that we'll be able to do so in the future! In the meantime, you do have a number of payment providers available for Israel which can be viewed on our payment provider page. Depending on the type of business you have will ultimately determine if these payment providers will be able to support your business. I'd recommend researching each one and reaching out to them directly to discuss what they offer to help you decide if they'll be the right fit for your business. 

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the honest answer.

I do have a follow up (maybe stupid) question.
My store currently accepts only PayPal, so that means my customers can only pay using their PayPal account, right?
So, what will setting up a third-party payment provider (that is supported in Israel) do for me?
1. Will it enable my "Israeli-based" store to provide my customers (including non-Israeli ones) a way to pay by providing their credit card?
or
2. Will it enable me to sell to Israeli customers?

I'm pretty sure the answer is #1 but still wanted your confirmation

Thanks!
Michelle.

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@Michelle_PY 

Not a stupid question at all! If you only have Paypal enabled in Settings/Payment Providers then yes, you are correct, your customers can only pay through Paypal. The third-party payment providers available for your region are payment providers that are able to support your local currency (and other currencies), along with verifying your business through their own means. Whether or not it provides your customers with a means to pay via credit card will depend on which payment provider you select. You will be able to sell to both local and international customers; however, keep in mind that you can only sell in one default currency. Meaning that if you suspect that the majority of your customers will be local, then you'll want to sell in your local currency. Whereas, if you suspect the majority of your customers will be in the United States, then you'd want to sell in USD. The conversion would be handled by the customers' bank at the time of purchase. 

Does that help clear up your questions?

 

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