Card Error. Can't Start a Plan

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I'm about to open my shop but when I tried to add my credit card and start the plan, an error occurred.

We could not verify your credit card. Transaction failed.

Please help!

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Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, Lou!

Ted here from Shopify, thanks for reaching out to us!

When verifying a new card on an account, Shopify will charge $1 to your credit card to make sure that the card works. If the test charge is successful, the $1 fee is imminently refunded back to the cardholder. In reference to the error you are seeing, it sounds like your bank has rejected the $1 test charge. Can I ask if you are using a pre-paid, debit or a credit card? At the moment, Shopify can only accept credit cards for subscription plans. More information can be found here if you would like to take a look. 

We can take a closer look into your account to determine the exact issue if you would like? To do so, I'd recommend contacting our Support here or else if you send an email to, I can take a look into this with you. 

If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know, I'm happy to help!

Thanks a mill,

Ted | Social Care @ Shopify 
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New Member
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I only have a VISA DEBIT CARD so I can purchase a Shopify plan or not? I am facing this problem whenever I  try to purchase a plan.

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  • We could not verify your credit card. Transaction declined.