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Payment methods in UAE

Hagar-m
Tourist
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Hello,

My name is Hagar, based in UAE, I am new to Shopify and I'm working on an online store as a drop shipper in UAE, I don't have a license yet, as I'm still checking if Shopify is useful to utilize outside the US, or it's built only to be used in the US?

I am facing a problem setting up the payment gateway methods,  as many gateways are not supported in the UAE. Also, many of them do not support drop shippers, and others do not support businesses without licenses.

I need your recommendations for a proper payment gateway. Paypal is not a useful gateway for customers in the UAE, and it won't enrich the traffic to my dropshipping or retail business.  Customers in UAE need quicker and easier methods like Visa, Mastercard, or Apple Pay. 

Would you guys recommend any Payment gateway? or ay support from the Shopify team in that topic, if quick and possible, please.

 

Thanks for your kind reply in advance.

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Victoria
Shopify Staff
2071 147 242

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, @Hagar-m.

 

Welcome to the Shopify Community. Thanks for sharing your questions here.

 

I understand you're inquiring if Shopify is useful to be utilized outside of the United States or if it's built only to be used in the United States. I would like to advise that Shopify is available in multiple countries and supports businesses from around the world. We provide the tools and features that enable businesses to sell products and services globally. This means you can utilize Shopify outside of the United States. You can find more information in our blog resource: What Is Shopify and How Does It Work?

 

You also mentioned you're seeking a payment provider to support your business and customers in the UAE. We have provided an Online payment gateways and payment provider integrations resource to share with you payment gateways available in the UAE.

 

I'll share some of the payment gateways listed for better visibility:

 

 

I understand that your main concern when sourcing a payment provider is ensuring it supports drop-shipping and accepts a business without requiring a business license. Once you've explored Shopify's Payment Gateway resource, I recommend contacting your desired payment gateway to see if a business license is required.

 

Lastly, I know the importance of being able to allow your customers in the UAE to check out using Visa, Mastercard or Apple Pay. I've gone ahead and submitted a request to our developers to look into implementing Shopify Payments for the UAE in the future. While this is not guaranteed, I have shared your feedback and I recommend keeping our Shopify Changelog on hand for updates that roll out to the platform. 

 

If you have additional questions, feel free to share them here.

 

I hope this helps!

Victoria | Shopify 
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Hagar-m
Tourist
3 0 0

Hello Chikookie,

 

Thank you so much for your kind offer to help. I would like to hear from you. Please send me your suggestions/solutions here or in a private message, as I don't know how to message you privately, it's my first day here 🙈

Victoria
Shopify Staff
2071 147 242

This is an accepted solution.

Hi, @Hagar-m.

 

Welcome to the Shopify Community. Thanks for sharing your questions here.

 

I understand you're inquiring if Shopify is useful to be utilized outside of the United States or if it's built only to be used in the United States. I would like to advise that Shopify is available in multiple countries and supports businesses from around the world. We provide the tools and features that enable businesses to sell products and services globally. This means you can utilize Shopify outside of the United States. You can find more information in our blog resource: What Is Shopify and How Does It Work?

 

You also mentioned you're seeking a payment provider to support your business and customers in the UAE. We have provided an Online payment gateways and payment provider integrations resource to share with you payment gateways available in the UAE.

 

I'll share some of the payment gateways listed for better visibility:

 

 

I understand that your main concern when sourcing a payment provider is ensuring it supports drop-shipping and accepts a business without requiring a business license. Once you've explored Shopify's Payment Gateway resource, I recommend contacting your desired payment gateway to see if a business license is required.

 

Lastly, I know the importance of being able to allow your customers in the UAE to check out using Visa, Mastercard or Apple Pay. I've gone ahead and submitted a request to our developers to look into implementing Shopify Payments for the UAE in the future. While this is not guaranteed, I have shared your feedback and I recommend keeping our Shopify Changelog on hand for updates that roll out to the platform. 

 

If you have additional questions, feel free to share them here.

 

I hope this helps!

Victoria | Shopify 
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Hagar-m
Tourist
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Thank you, Victoria for your sufficiently helpful reply. I will check the links you've shared with me and will dig more into your blogs. Hopefully, your technical developing team will implement the Shopify Payments for the UAE, as you might be aware it's a booming market nowadays and customers here usually seek easy and quick processing. 

Victoria
Shopify Staff
2071 147 242

No problem, @Hagar-m.

 

I'm glad my reply was helpful. 

 

If you have additional questions in regard to setting up your Shopify store or need help during the building process, feel free to post your questions here.

Victoria | Shopify 
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nwk
Visitor
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I would say this should be of the absolute highest priority since so many merchants are relocating to the UAE and selling world wide.  Can you offer a more detailed explanation as to why this hasn't been implemented yet as the technical implementation is simple, so is it a legal issue?