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Ways To Overcome Payments Issue In Shopify UAE Store?

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Posted on: Monday November 18, 2019

Shopify is one of the most successful development platforms for eCommerce development companies in Dubai & worldwide. It’s been widely accepted due to several important factors; ease of setup, handy apps, automatic order handling, upsells, cross-sells, etc.


However, it hasn’t been much easy for development companies in Shopify UAE, mainly in specific challenges with payment processors. The challenge was having a payment system in place without paying excessive fees. There are many loops to go through but we have found a few of best ways without overlapping many rules and putting funds on risk:


1. Payfort: 


One of the most useful online UAE payment gateway built by Amazon and majorly operating in Arab speaking countries like UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Qatar. It’s an excellent payment gateway accepting payments from multiple methods with high security to minimize transaction risks and boost revenue. Being a payment gateway accustomed to Arab online buying habits and trends, hereby making it a perfect payment solution for e-commerce stores.


Reference Cost: There is no charge for setup fee, however the monthly fee is AED 420 + Transaction Fee (2.94% + AED 1.84)


2. Telr: 


Telr is a renowned payment gateways in UAE, providing multiple payment methods. Now being supported in 100+ countries, it constantly provides update for more payment methods. It’s equipped with 3 payment levels: Entry, Small and Medium, that’s viable for startups, SMEs and e-commerce businesses in global market.


Reference Cost: There are 3 options available: AED 349/month (Entry) | AED 149/month+ Transaction Fee (Small) | AED 99/month + Transaction Fee (Medium)


3. CC Avenue: 


CC Avenue was launched in the year 2001 and now it’s known as largest Indian payment gateway provider. They have now expanded globally with an office in Dubai. Now, it’s reputed as specialist of electronic payments that’s widely used by the UAE ecommerce businesses. Moreover the gateway pricing is suitable for all businesses: small and medium enterprises to large corporations in e-commerce market.


Reference Cost: The setup cost is without fee for Startup package, and the transaction fee is dependent on customers’ selection of payment method.


4. 2checkout: 


2checkout was founded in the year 2006; as international payment gateway that builds trading service including credit cards and debit cards. It supports various payment methods in UAE which includes American Express, Apple Pay, Bank Transfer, JCB, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, PO, Skrill, and VISA. The e-commerce payment gateway has now reached in 200 countries till now.


Reference Cost: The cost for setup is approx AED 180 with high transaction fee (4.7% + AED 1.73 on average) that gives you an absolutely safe and convenient payment gateway.




To conclude we’ve tried to find the best options, however, there are more payment processors coming up locally. The main focus is set on when leading companies like Stripe will allow UAE customers. Till now Shopify’s own payment system is not available while others will require social security numbers or more of paperwork that’s not a part of the country’s scope.


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