What payment methods can I use for my store in Lebanon?

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Hi, Iam considering opening a shopify store here from Lebanon, and I want to know what type of payment methods are available for future customers that want to pay are supported here in Lebanon (because paypal is not supported here). 

Can I for example link my bank account to my shopify store so the payments would go directly to my account or is this not supported?

And if that doesn't work out can I then link my OMT debit card to my store so then the payments would go directly there?

I would really appreciate it if you'd give an answer.

Thank you.

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Shopify Staff
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Hey @Sarah_123.
Thanks for reaching out.
Those are great questions! I am happy to inform you that Shopify is available in your location - we do have a list of third-party payment gateways by location that can be set up with your online store. Additionally, you can set up your third-party payment gateway by navigating to Settings > Payments.
Depending on the payment gateway that you choose to set up with your store will determine the payout requirements and process. Each third-party payment gateway operates independently and may have different requirements or policies. We have a great help document that goes into depth on how you get paid that you may find useful. 
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

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Dear @Sarah_123 
If you're having trouble finding a payment option that works for the Lebanese market, don't worry. As partners who develop payment apps for Shopify, we're here to help you. We can help you add the Lebanese payment gateway you like to your Shopify store. Just pick the payment gateway you want to use, sign up for a merchant account with them, and let us know. We'll take care of setting it up for you.


In Lebanon, businesses looking to integrate Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) have several options available, reflecting the diverse financial landscape of the country. Here's a list of some payment gateway providers that are popular or have a presence in Lebanon, offering various APMs:

PayFort (Amazon Payment Services) - A well-known payment gateway in the Middle East, providing comprehensive payment solutions tailored to the region's needs.
CashUnited - Offers a variety of payment services, including online payments and cash collection services, catering to the Lebanese market.
Areeba - A leading financial technology company providing innovative payment solutions for both online and in-store transactions in Lebanon.
Bank Audi Electronic Payment Gateway - A service by one of Lebanon's largest banks, offering secure online payment processing for merchants.
PayTabs - A payment solution provider that offers a secure and efficient online payment gateway system, catering to businesses in the Middle East, including Lebanon.
Fawry - While primarily Egyptian, Fawry offers its payment solutions in several Middle Eastern countries, providing digital payment services that could be accessible to Lebanese merchants through partnerships or direct integration.
OMT (Online Money Transfer) - Provides a range of payment and money transfer services, including bill payments and online purchase payments in Lebanon.
PinPay - A mobile payment service that allows users to pay for a wide range of services and products directly from their mobile phones.

It's important to note that the availability and suitability of these payment gateway providers can vary based on the specific needs of a business, such as the type of products or services sold, the target customer base, and the preferred transaction currencies. Additionally, the rapidly changing economic conditions in Lebanon may affect the services and operations of these payment gateways. Businesses should conduct thorough research and possibly consult with a financial advisor to choose the most appropriate payment gateway provider for their needs.


We hope this helps.
Thank you.

NAbey | Shopify Payment Gateway Specialists @ IPG Consults
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Okay thank you so much, but just one more thing, I took a look on your
supported payment methods, and there was a master credit card available,
does this mean you only accept credit cards, or can I use my master debit
Thank you in advance.
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Hey sarah did you solve the problem if yes please can u tell me what did u use for payment gateway? And how did u link it to shopify?

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How can I contact you? 

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Good evening, I have the same (I guess) issue. I contacted Areeba who is telling me the payment should be authorized by Amazon? I don't have any idea what to do next and need help to fix this. I can't open a shop without the possibility of using a credit card payment.

Could you help?

How much is the consultancy for this kind of matter?