Is PayPal a sufficient payment method for a new online business?

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Hello! I am starting my own Shopify shop, and am quite worried. My bank provider doesnt support Shopify, so credit card payments are not possible. The only supported payment method I have right now is PayPal. Tried to connect Stripe, but it was too complicated and requires to enter all of my products (again). Is PayPal enough for the start? What do you recommend as a supported payment method for a starting company? I am based in Central Europe. Please let me know!

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Hey @Excellent4You 

If you're based in Central Europe you should have access to Shopify payments, to answer your question PayPal is enough for starting but you'll be losing a couple of customers in the process.
If you want to have more options you can opt for another payment provider, you can see the list available in your specific country using this URL

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Shopify Staff
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Hi there, @Excellent4You!


Great question. Shopify has plenty of supported payment providers that you can use on your store to offer a seamless checkout experience for your customers.


If you're located in Austria or Germany, or any of these supported countries and regions, you may be eligible to use Shopify Payments. Shopify Payments is the simplest way to accept payments online. It eliminates the hassle of setting up a third-party payment provider or merchant account and having to enter the credentials into Shopify. With Shopify Payments you're automatically set up to accept all major payment methods as soon as you create your Shopify store.


If you're not eligible for Shopify Payments, you can head over to this page and select your country to view the supported payment processors for your region. If you'd like to tell me which country you're located in, I can provide some recommendations!


I hope this information helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions. 

Greta | Shopify 
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