What Is Shopify?
Shopify Is a Cloud-Based eCommerce Platform
For a monthly fee merchants can set up their own online store using one of many templates than can be used as is or customized, depending on the user’s skill level.
Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. In 2009 they launched an API and App Store, allowing developers to create their own Shopify applications. Shopify hosts over 120,000 online retailers. Since 2017 the company has provided physical card reader technology for brick-and-mortar retail purchases, including a dock and retail stand and a tappable card reader.
Customers are able to choose from different plans depending on their requirements:
- Shopify Lite
- Basic Shopify
- Advanced Shopify
- Shopify Plus
How to Add a Third Party Payment Gateway to Shopify
The reasons merchants add a payment gateway to Shopify vary. Some want to provide an omnichannel payment experience by using the same payments solution across different channels. Others may want to accept alternative payments beyond the basic Shopify accepted payment methods, such as being able to accept GrabPay ewallet payments in Singapore or UPI payments in India.
Want to Reach More Customers with Their Preferred Payment Methods?
Rapyd offers the most comprehensive global payments plugin for Shopify.
Shopify provides instructions for adding third-party payment providers in their help center.