Learn more about managing your payments while running your Shopify store in India.
This thread is part of the Regional Support threads offered for merchants based in India. To see which other topics are available, you can visit the India hub here.
There are a number of different payment gateways available to merchants in India, which will allow you to accept payments from your customers through your Shopify store. This includes the likes of PayU, Razorpay and paytm, among many others.
To use these gateways to collect payments on Shopify, you will first need to create a merchant account with the payment processor of your choosing. After this is done, you will be provided with your account credentials by the processor which can then be used to activate the gateway within Shopify. This is done in the Payment providers section of your Shopify admin settings.
Shopify also allows you to connect your PayPal business account via PayPal Express Checkout. You can enable this alongside your primary gateway which processes credit card payments, meaning that your customers will have the option of paying by card or with their PayPal account. It is also possible to enable different alternative and manual payment methods on your store, such as bank deposit and cash on delivery (COD).
Shopify also offers an Advanced Cash on Delivery app, which is exclusively available to merchants in India. The app allows for greater control when it comes to making COD an available payment method to customers, as you can use the app to restrict this payment option based on the customer’s location and the value of their order.
Please note that all payments processed via a third-party gateway are subject to transaction fees, and the rate of these fees depends on which Shopify subscription you have chosen. You can find the rate charged per transaction for each plan over on our pricing page.
Update 10/26/20; Several updates have been made to Advanced Cash on Delivery thanks to your valuable feedback! If someone selects Cash on Delivery (COD), only COD is shown instead of other payment options, and if someone selects prepaid shipping the online payment options will be shown instead. We have streamlined the process to keep the customer focused on one goal - completing the purchase. Thanks again for your feedback!
If you have a question or comment to make about processing payments on Shopify in India, please post it below.
I am unable to activate PayPal express checkout on my Shopify store. All my other requirements are setup. I need to connect my PayPal with shopify. Please help.
Thank you for getting in touch. PayPal Express Checkout is available to merchants in India if they sell in either GBP or INR, and you can read more about the setup process here. You will need to first create a PayPal business account before activating the gateway in your store. Once this is done, you activate it as follows:
1. From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Payment providers.
2. In the PayPal section, select your PayPal account type.
3. Click Activate.
4. Enter the email address for your PayPal account, then click Next.
5. Enter the password for your PayPal account, then click Log In.
6. On the PayPal permissions page, click I Give Permission.
7. On the PayPal confirmation page, click Go back to Shopify.
If you have already attempted these steps but have been unable to activate the gateway, please let me know and provide more information about the errors you are receiving so I can troubleshoot in more detail.
Victor | Shopify Social Care
Did you complete the setup process as mentioned above, or did an error occur when you tried to activate your PayPal account within Shopify? Does the gateway show as activated in Settings > Payment providers?
Please provide as much information as you can about the issues you're experiencing and what you're seeing in the Shopify admin and I will do my best to help you.
Victor | Shopify Social Care
I am not able to activate Paypal Express Checkout option. I have valid Paypal account, but when i am going to connect with shopify, nothing happened.
Happy to help you with this!
Can you please let me know exactly what steps you are taking? Also, if you're receiving any error messages in particular please let me know what they say.
As a troubleshooting step, please try to connect your account within an incognito window inside of Google Chrome.
Looking forward to hearing back from you soon!
Sorry to hear that didn't work for you, @arunsharmaseo
Would you be able to expand on how nothing happened? Perhaps you can share a video of the steps you are taking, so I can see exactly what is going on.
Thanks so much!
Hi - I just carried out a of test transaction using Razorpay as an alternative provider. I then cancelled the order via Shopify and issued a normal refund via the Razorpay dashboard . But the amount paid is still showing up in the Shopify Dashboard? How do I mark this payment as refunded?
Sorry, the returns and refund process in Shopify is very very confusing!
When you cancelled the order via Shopify, did you see the option to refund? When cancelling and refunding orders, you should do so within the Shopify admin, and not the gateway directly.
We have a helpful guide which provides the steps to cancel and refund orders here.
If you have already issued a refund through the gateway, I would recommend checking with Razorpay to see if there is a possibility to refund the customer twice. Typically, this cannot occur; however, if you want the order to reflect the refund in Shopify you will need to refund the order within Shopify.
I'm sorry to hear that you have found this process confusing, I'd be happy to pass any additional feedback you have along to our developers.
Let me know if this helps! Happy to answer any other questions you have in regards to payments.
Thanks - there was no option for refund - Razorpay is linked as an Alternative Payment Service. So's my second gateway - PayU
I had created 2 orders - One (paid via Razorpay) I cancelled after creation, and one (paid via PayU) I 'Returned' after marking as fulfilled. Now, the two cancelled / returned orders in Shopify show 0.00, but the Dashboard has an incorrect sales figure (includes the cancelled and returned orders) and shows returns as 0 (please note that one order I had marked as returned and restocked).
Also, Razorpay says that all refunds have to be carried out via their panel.
Going forward, does this mean that I'll never have accurate sales information as Shopify will continue to include even cancelled and returned sales in the Dashboard?
I've gone through the help docs, but the returns and refunds process is just confusing.
Shopify support also seems non-existent (at least in India) - There's no phone support, no reply to a ticket I created, and after holding on chat for over half an hour, I'm connected to a staff member who eventually tells me they need time for a 'deep dive' to figure out why the Dashboard is still showing incorrect figures.
Have other issues too (for example, one design issue is that there's no way to hide out-of-stock variants from filtered searches. Of course, that's not a payments issue so have posted in the design section.
But for now, how on earth do I get my Dashboard to reflect actual sales figures?
Since there is no response from, Shopify support, what do I do? The total sales are still being shown incorrectly in Home, the Dashboard, and even the Sales Reports - the figure includes orders that have been cancelled returned.
Thanks for those details, @vssc
I do apologize for all the trouble you're having with our support and this issue at hand.
I'm afraid that at this time, some gateways that integrate with Shopify (such as Razorpay) do not currently offer support for refunds in our admin. This means that despite refunding an order within the gateway, the analytics (and orders) within your admin will not reflect the refund.
I completely understand that this is not ideal, and our developers are aware of this as well.
I will continue to advocate for all gateways to provide support for refunds. For now, the best workaround I can offer is to export your orders, and manually adjust totals for cancelled orders within a spreadsheet. Of course, you can utilize another gateway that supports refunds inside of the admin.
If you have any other gateways in mind, I can confirm for you whether or not they support refunds.
Hi Elle, Thanks.
"I'm afraid that at this time, some gateways that integrate with Shopify (such as Razorpay) do not currently offer support for refunds in our admin. This means that despite refunding an order within the gateway, the analytics (and orders) within your admin will not reflect the refund. "
- So you're saying that the analytics and dashboard are useless if we use external gateways? Why not warn people in advance?
- Is there any way of getting actual accurate reports now or do we just deal with this incorrect data till we're sure of investing in a move to a more capable platform (one that doesn't ask for $5 a month for basic features)
- Since I have processed the refund via Razorpay, why not let me manually mark the orders ? If your developers are aware, it shouldn't be an issue
- The orders page shows 0.00. Why does the Dashboard not reflect that? If you can make the orders show 0.00, I'm sure you can also make the Dashboard reflect that?
- Is there any reason for this absolutely asinine design choice?
- Do I get a part refund now that the analytics bit of Shopify is absolutely useless? Everything from Average Order Value to Conversion Rate will be off?
- I'm repeating this, but is there any reason why we can't mark out / leave out / filter out cancelled orders? So now it's too late?
There are some external gateways which do offer support for refunds. You can see all gateways available to merchants residing in India here. If you'd like to utilize another gateway which offers support for refunds, let me know and I will provide you with a list. I agree it would be helpful if this information was noted up front on the payment gateway page, so I've let the team know who handles updates on these pages.
Currently, orders cannot be modified to show a refunded status as the gateway does not pass this information back to Shopify. This is simply not a feature that has been integrated into our platform. The feedback we continue to receive will help change this!
Notes within the order timeline can be utilized to reflect the order has been refunded; however, reports will remain inaccurate as the refunds cannot be processed within the admin. You can export your orders and leave the cancelled ones out of the export to view order totals.
We do not offer refunds or discounts for our service. Our developers are aware of many feature requests, brought forth by merchants all over the world. Every day we release new features and product updates, based on the feedback we receive. I trust in the future all payment providers that integrate with Shopify will offer support for refunds within Shopify directly.
Just seeing your latest post!
I will look into this for you today and get back to you ASAP with a list of gateways which support refunds within Shopify.
Thanks for your patience while I looked into different gateways for you!
Here are the credit card gateways available to you in India which currently support refunds inside of our admin:
I hope this helps!
Hi Elle. Thanks. Have signed up for Cashfree. Will try that out! Edit: One query though: Is the 2% payment fee mentioned in the payment settings page on top of what an integrated gateway charges?