Secure shopping cart

Shopify provides a reliable, secure shopping cart solution for your ecommerce website. The shopping cart software allows you to accept credit cards and PayPal payments by integrating with over 50 payment gateways.

Credit card and order data is encrypted and secure. Shopify is Level 1 PCI compliant and uses 256-bit SSL certificates to keep order details secure.

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Payment types

Accept credit cards & PayPal

Customer can pay for items in their ecommerce shopping cart using VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or other credit cards in addition to PayPal. Shopify uses a payment gateway to accept credit card payments.

If you want to get your online store set up in minutes, use PayPal to accept credit card payments. When you hit a high payment volume, you can easily upgrade to another payment gateway like Authorize.net or Stripe.

Payment gateways supported

Shopify integrates with over 50 payment gateways to allow your store to accept credit cards. The list of compatible payment gateways includes PayPal, Authorize.net and Google Checkout and these others:

Your currency, tax rates and language

Your store's shopping cart software is set up to use your local currency. It automatically calculates tax rates based on where your business and buyers are located.

You can also customize the checkout page into one of 50+ languages, or translate the shopping cart checkout page yourself. Existing shopping cart checkout languages include: Danish, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Swedish and others.

Easy shipping rate calculation

Set up rates for shipping your products based on product weight or prices. Alternatively, Business and Unlimited plan members can automatically calculate shipping rates from UPS, USPS or FedEx in real-time.

Automate shipping & fulfilment

Shopify connects with fulfillment services including Amazon Services, Shipwire, and Rakuten Super Logistics. These fulfilment services allow you to fill and ship orders from a warehouse with one click.

Mobile shopping cart

Shopify detects when a customer goes to the checkout using a mobile phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) and presents an optimized mobile shopping cart checkout.

Recover abandoned shopping carts

Shopify provides a list of email addresses of those that went to the checkout page, but never completed the purchase. Sending an email to those that abandoned their shopping cart can help you recover otherwise lost sales.

Free SSL certificate included

Your online store's shopping cart includes an SSL certificate that uses industry standard 256-bit encryption technology. This is the same level of encryption used by large banks to keep your information secure.

Shopify provides a shared SSL certificate at no cost to all stores. Many other hosted ecommerce solutions will charge you hundreds of dollars every year for a SSL certificate.

Certified Level 1 PCI compliant

In order to accept VISA, MasterCard, and other credit cards, your shopping cart software and ecommerce hosting must be PCI compliant. Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This compliance extends to all online stores powered by Shopify.

We are very serious about security and have invested significant time and money to certify that Shopify is PCI compliant. From annual on-site assessments validating compliance to continuous risk management, we work hard to keep credit card and other sensitive data secure. Learn more about PCI compliance.