Can you kindly help me to figure out how I would receive payments from customers through shopify payment options. I live in Zambia, and looking at these Shopify payment options, I can use on the Paypal express checkout to receive payments from customers. Unfortnately, I just read a paypal document online, which says that any business account would not be allowed to function at paypal when the account balance per month is less than $3000. This means that I would NOT be able to receive funds from my customers after selling because I do not have that minimum balance of $3000 for my shop as a beginner. Does any one here have an alternative way to resolve this situation? I would be grateful for any helpful suggestions.
Bo here from Shopify Support!
Thank you so much for reaching out regarding this and I am sorry to hear that you are encountering this issue with PayPal. Shopify Payments are only available in this list of counties. However, I did some digging into this an found that 2Checkout is available in Zambia! You can take a look at our full list of supported payment gateways available in Zambia here. I would also recommend taking a look at our guide on setting up a third party gateway here.
While you are still learning the ropes of the platform I'd recommend taking a look at our Shopify webinars for sure. These short tutorials take you through all the basics of creating a store such as adding products, variants, collections, theme changes and pointing a domain to your store. You should be able to sign up here. We also have a free business course with our Shopify Academy that I would really encourage you to look at if you get a chance, you can find that here.
Let me know how this goes and if there is anything else I can assist you with, I'm happy to help!
All the Best,
Hey there, Gidt19!
I understand how disheartening it is to no be able to use PayPal and I will be sure to send this information back to our team so that they can adjust the advertising accordingly, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I would recommend reaching out to 2Checkout directly to find out if they will suit your business' needs. You can contact them here.
All the Best,