Understanding the payment process is an important step toward getting paid by your customers. When a customer checks out, they can choose to pay for their order using any of the methods that you've enabled in the Payment providers area of your Shopify admin. You can enable a variety of payment methods using Shopify.
There are a few different things to consider when you're choosing which payment methods to offer. If you want to let your customers pay using a credit card, then you can use Shopify Payments or a third-party provider.
There are also several ways for customers to pay online without using a credit card, like PayPal, Amazon Pay, and Apple Pay. You might also want to accept alternative methods of payment like cryptocurrency.
Accelerated checkouts like Shopify Pay store shipping and payment information for returning customers to help them check out faster. Some payment providers, like Paypal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, and Google Pay, also offer accelerated checkout buttons that can be enabled on your Shopify checkout.
When choosing a payment provider, consider the countries where your business is located and where your customers live. Shopify's list of payment gateways by country can help you find out which payment gateway are available in your country and what currency they support.