How Do I Set Up an Online Payment Gateway?
Shift4Shop Ecommerce Software allows you to set up online payment methods through merchant account services such as PayPal, Checkout by Amazon or Authorize.Net to process payments online. These payments methods connect to your store through what are known as payment "gateways" and they allow you to accept credit card payments in real time from your Shift4Shop store.
In order to use these gateways, you must first set up an account with the individual merchant account provider. Shift4Shop offers integration with over 100 different pre-integrated ecommerce payment gateways, so you have quite a few options to choose from.
There are two basic types of merchant account providers:
Online Payment Method
After the Payment Method is created, it will be added to your store's list of Gateways. You can now click on the "Settings" link for the payment method to enter your account specifics with that particular method. (This will be information you receive from the payment gateway service itself.) Some gateways will use a login username or account ID while others use an account ID combined with a PEM file. Check with your specific merchant provider for more details.
This way, if there is ever a problem with an order due to the payment method, you can tell more easily which payment was being used at the time by viewing it on the order itself.
You can also use the "Advanced Settings" to update the Customer Group and Order Status settings specified when you originally entered the payment method
To see a list of payment gateways we integrate with, please review our listings on our Payment Providers page.