How To: Create A Custom Payment Method In Your Shopify Ecommerce Store
Before ensuring that your shopify ecommerce store can go live and start earning the revenue one deserves, it is essential for one to ensure that all the relevant payment methods have been set up and functioning. Currently, Shopify allows users to set up a variety of payment methods through payment gateways like Paypal and Authorize.Net.
Depending on the country you are in, the preferred online payment method differs and so to accommodate that, you will find that you are prompted with different options when you set up a Shopify ecommerce store. If you want to accept payment methods in bank transfer, cash on delivery and the like, then it would be more beneficial for you to create a custom payment method for your shopify ecommerce store.
To begin doing so, you will need authorisation and access to your shopify ecommerce store admin panel. Once you have gained access, locate the settings section. This will enable you to access the payments menu section, where you will be using to modify payment methods. Locate the payment authorisation settings section- you will be able to see alternative payments and manual payment.
Under the manual payment drop down bar, you will be able to select the create custom payment method option. Once you have done so, your shopify ecommerce store will automatically enable fields for you to do so. Keep in mind that the contents you are filling into the relevant sections will be viewable by your online customers if they chose to check out products of your shopify ecommerce store with a manual payment method.
Take this opportunity to dictate clear information- predict what type of information you need to know as a customer. General formats for manual payment instructions usually include the name of the custom payment method labelled clearly, a thank you message, as well as step by step information that guides the user to payment completion- if you are accepting payment by mail, include the mailing address. If you are accepting by bank transfer, include the bank details.
Do note that when your customer makes a manual payment, the orders are often marked as unpaid. You will need to manually mark the payment as received under your order details page yourself for the whole process to be completed.