I'd like to use Stripe for payments on my Shopify website, I've seen conflicting information on this. One post suggested I could contact support and they would add the option.
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Stripe is available to select countries, and can only be added if you are operating in one of those countries. That said, if you're operating in a country that is eligible for Shopify Payments, then Stripe will not be available as Stripe powers Shopify Payments and offers many of the same features you'd get if you were using Stripe directly. You can view all available payment providers for your country here.
Assuming you are operating in a country where Shopify Payments is available, it would not be possible to disable Shopify Payments to allow for the use of Stripe. However; I would love to hear your feedback on why you'd prefer using Stripe over Shopify Payments.
Thank you for the context. The only way that would be possible is if all of your stores are based within countries where Stripe is eligible. Otherwise, you would need to use Shopify Payments (if applicable), or an alternative payment provider.
It is not possible to use Stripe if Shopify Payments is available for your region. You will want to use Shopify Payments to accept credit card payments or use another available payment provider for Japan.
Hey Peter, I'm in the US and have a Webapp that is already setup with Stripe. We need a storefront and we're interested in using Shopify. I see that Shopify payments is powered by Stripe, but what does that mean? Does that mean that I can link the two accounts and have all purchase data in one place? I'd like to avoid having our revenue in two separate systems. An alternative question my developer will hate is if we can integrate Shopify payments into our webapp.
Shopify Payments is powered by Stripe but you can not use your Stripe account. All transactions will be shown in your Shopify admin so it would mean you would see transactions into separate admins if you're processing charges through two different checkouts. With that said, it would not be possible to integrate Shopify Payments into your third-party application.
Could you clarify what "webapp" is and what it does?
You can use Stripe on your store by temporally changing your country on Shopify to a country where only Stripe is available but Shopify Shopify Payments is not currently available. If you do so, you will see the option of linking your Stripe account.
However if Stripe or Shopify payments is not currently available in your country you can Incorporate your Company in the UK so as to have access to Stripe. One Company that can help you Incorporate in the UK is Incorpuk (https://incorpuk.com) helps foreign founders get started in the UK.