Are you a Shopify store owner looking for new ways to accept payments? Do you want to provide your customers with more payment options and make it easier for them to buy from you?
Then Afterpay might be the solution for you!
In this article, I'll walk you through every step of setting up Afterpay on your Shopify store so that you can offer more choice and convenience to your customers.
Ready? Let's get started!
What is Afterpay?
Afterpay is an easy-to-use payment service that allows shoppers to pay in installments at no extra cost.
By adding Afterpay to your Shopify store, you can give customers the flexibility of buying oversized items and then splitting the payment over four weeks, helping drive sales, increase conversions, and improve customer satisfaction.
What are the benefits of adding Afterpay to Shopify?
Adding Afterpay to your Shopify store can provide you with many benefits, including:
- Increased sales. By offering customers the option to pay in installments, you can make it easier for them to buy from you and increase your sales.
- Improved customer satisfaction. Customers appreciate having more payment options available, and Afterpay makes purchasing items easy without worrying about the cost.
- Allows fewer chargebacks. One of the great benefits of using Afterpay is that it reduces the risk of chargebacks. Because customers pay in installments, they are less likely to request a chargeback because they have already made payments.
How does Afterpay work?
Afterpay allows customers to pay for their purchases in four equal installments over two weeks. It works by the policy of ‘buy now, pay later.'
The customer pays the first installment at the time of purchase and then spends the remaining three installments over the next two weeks.
Afterpay does not charge any interest on the payments, and there are no additional fees for using the service.
That being said, they may charge a late fee of a maximum of $10 for orders below $40 if payments are not made on time.
How do I add Afterpay to Shopify?
Adding Afterpay to your Shopify store is easy. All you need to do is follow these steps:
First, log into your Shopify account and go to the ‘Settings' page.
Click on ‘Payments' and then scroll until you see ‘add payment methods' from the list of available payment options.
Once you've done that, you'll need to type in the payment method, in this case, Afterpay.
After that, you'll have a pop-up wizard that will guide you through the setup process, and of course, you can always get in touch with their amazing customer support team if you find anything daunting.
They will give you two options to set up your merchant account.
The merchant ID or the email address, I find that the email address is the easiest and quickest way to set up your Afterpay account.
The setup wizard will lead you to their page, where you must fill out all the necessary information and accept their terms and conditions:
Once you've filled in all the business information, you'll be asked to provide your details.
After that, you'll need to wait for the approval process to complete. Once approved, you can start accepting payments with Afterpay on your Shopify store.
And that's it! You have successfully added Afterpay to your Shopify store and are now ready to accept payments.
How do I add Afterpay to the Shopify product page?
To make this payment option available on your product page, you'll need to add a code to the website's theme.
Don't worry. It's not as complicated as it sounds; in fact, adding Afterpay to the Shopify product page is straightforward. All you need to do is follow these steps:
Log in to your Shopify account and go to the online store page.
Head over to the three dots and click on ‘edit code.'
Now, you'll need to add the code snippet provided by Afterpay to the theme.liquid file.
Scroll down until the end of the page and paste the code.
Once you've done that, save the changes, and you're all set!
This code will allow the user to pay with Afterpay on the product page.
Integrating Afterpay with your payment options
Integrating Afterpay with your payment options is a great way to give customers more choice and convenience when paying for their purchases.
Test your Afterpay integration
Once you have integrated Afterpay with your payment options, it is essential to test the integration to ensure everything is working correctly.
You can do this by placing a test order and verifying that the payment was processed correctly.
Troubleshooting common issues with Afterpay on Shopify
Troubleshooting common problems with Afterpay on Shopify doesn't have to be complicated.
With the right help, you can quickly solve any issues you experience with adding and activating Afterpay onto your Shopify store.
Here are a few tips for troubleshooting common issues:
- Check that you've set up Afterpay correctly by consulting our setup guide, explained above.
- You'll want to ensure that all the details match up, such as return policies and shipping costs.
- Test your store with a dummy order or two to ensure everything is working correctly from your side.
- Reach out to Afterpay directly if you still have difficulty after double-checking everything. Their customer service team can answer questions about installing or running your shop with Afterpay integration intact!
FAQs about using Afterpay on Shopify
In the following section, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about adding Afterpay to Shopify.
Is Afterpay available in all countries?
Afterpay is not available in all countries. It's currently available in countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom, but there are still many countries where this payment method isn't available.
Are there any fees associated with using Afterpay?
There are no additional fees for using Afterpay. Afterpay allows customers to pay for their purchases in four equal installments over eight weeks without additional fees or interest.
That being said, they may charge you a late fee of a maximum of $10 for orders below $40 if payments are not made on time.
How do I get approved as a customer?
To be approved for an Afterpay account and therefore be able to make a purchase at your store, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria.
Generally, applicants must have a good credit history and a valid debit or credit card with funds available to cover the purchase cost.
Applicants must also be over 18 years old.
If you are eligible and accept their terms and conditions, Afterpay will approve your application.
Adding an Afterpay banner to your store is a great way to let customers know you offer this payment option!
However, most Afterpay banners can be tedious. Therefore you may wish to make yours stand out from the competition.
To do this, you must contact the global merchant support technical team at Afterpay by filling out this form. They will provide you with a custom banner to add to your store.
Can I use Afterpay on Shopify POS?
Yes, you can use Afterpay on Shopify POS. Afterpay is available as a payment option for customers who are using the Shopify POS app. This allows customers to pay for their purchases in four equal installments over eight weeks without additional fees or interest.
To enable Afterpay on your Shopify POS, you must install the Afterpay app from the Shopify App Store and follow the instructions above.
Reading and absorbing information and knowledge is great (definitely if it's free!), but do you know what's even better?
So, to help you with taking action with what you have learned in this article, take a look at the bullet points:
- Sign up for an Afterpay account and fill out the application form.
- Install the Afterpay app from the Shopify App Store.
- Follow the instructions provided by Afterpay to add a banner to your store.
- Enable Afterpay on your Shopify POS.
- Test out your store with dummy orders to ensure everything works correctly.
- Reach out to Afterpay directly if you're still having problems.
Adding Afterpay to your Shopify store is an easy process that can help you increase sales, improve customer satisfaction, and boost conversions.
With the help of this guide, you should now better understand how to add Afterpay to your Shopify store!
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Plus, don't forget to check out our in-depth how to start a Shopify store guide here.