How to Get a Payment Gateway for Your Shopify-Based Website

September 6, 2023
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The Shopify e-commerce platform’s ease of use, near-limitless feature set, scalability, and global popularity have made it a go-to website builder for online merchants the world over. In the Philippines, the platform is especially well-liked among local entrepreneurs because of its massive plug-in library and its mature developer ecosystem, both of which allow merchants to customize their online stores to suit whatever requirements they might have. 

If your e-commerce site is already on the platform, you’ll have a wide selection of Shopify payment gateway plugins to choose from. But of all these choices, Maya offers the Shopify payment gateway Philippines’ online merchants can truly depend on. With Maya Checkout, Maya’s proprietary online payment gateway, Shopify stores can easily accept secure payments using cards, e-wallets, QR codes, and more. Even better, Shopify storeowners can use the Maya Plugin for Shopify to integrate Maya Checkout into their site in minutes. In this guide we’ll provide you with a step by step instruction on how you can do the same. :

Step 1: Create Your Maya Business Manager Account

You need a Maya Business Manager account to enjoy the benefits of Maya Checkout on your Shopify site. Follow this link to create a Maya Business Manager 2.0 account. Once your account is approved, you will be provided with a merchant Account and gain access to the full suite of Maya Business solutions. If you already have an account, you may skip this step.

Step 2: Search for Maya Business Plugin on the Shopify Store 

After you’ve created your Maya Business Manager account, visit and click the “Add app” button.

Step 3: Install the Maya Business Plugin

Simply click the “Install app” app button to begin the installation process. You can also view Maya’s privacy policy before starting.

Step 4: Generate the API Keys

Before you can activate your Maya Shopify plugin, you’ll need to generate an API key and a Shopify Token through Maya Business Manager. 

To generate the needed API key and Shopify Token for your Shopify account, log into Maya Business Manager. If you are using Manager 1.0, select ‘API Keys’ from the left-hand menu then generate the API key and Shopify Token. If you are using Manager 2.0, go to ‘Solutions’ on the left-hand menu and choose “PayMaya Checkout” to find the buttons to generate your Shopify Token and API Key. 

Step 5: Input Your API Key and Shopify Token

On the Maya Business plugin installation window, enter your generated API key, Shopify Token, and e-commerce website URL in the corresponding fields.

Step 6: Check Your Installation

Go to your Shopify dashboard and go to the “Payments” section. If the installation is successful, you should see “You are connected to Credit/Debit Cards and e-Wallets and are able to accept payments” under “Account status.” From the same section, you should also be able to select or deselect payment methods as needed.

Step 7. Activate Your Maya Business Plugin for Shopify

While still in the “Payments” section, scroll down and click the “Activate Pay via Credit/Debit Card & PayMaya Wallet V2” button. Make sure ‘Enable test mode’ is NOT checked.

That’s it! You now have Maya Checkout on your Shopify-based e-commerce store. You can fine-tune your online stores’ payment experience even further by exploring Shopify’s “Settings” page and the Maya Manager dashboard.

(Optional) Set Payment Capture

On Shopify's Settings Page, go to “Payments.” Set “Payment capture” according to your Maya Manager's “Auth and Capture” setting.

If your Maya Manager's Auth and Capture setting is “off,” your Payment Capture setting in Shopify should be “Automatic.” If your Maya Manager's Auth and Capture setting is “on,” your Payment capture setting in Shopify can be set to either “Automatic” or “Manual.” Choosing “manual” for Payment capture will add steps to transactions.

(Kount Merchants Only) Configure Shopify’s Checkout

On Shopify's Settings Page, go to “Checkout.” Under “Customer contact method”, select “Email.” Under “Customer information,” select “Require first and last name.”

Integrate a Shopify Payment Gateway to Your Site in Minutes with the Maya Plugin for Shopify

Not only does the Shopify plugin allow websites built on Shopify to flawlessly accept a variety of locally relevant payment methods, but it also quickly integrates onto existing sites without the need for extensive web development expertise. It’s no wonder that Maya Checkout is the third-party payment gateway Shopify-based businesses prefer. Create a Maya Business Manager account today and download the Maya Checkout plugin for Shopify to begin accepting secure online payments on your e-commerce website.

Creating your Maya Business Manager account gives you access to unique Maya offers like Maya 1-2-3 Grow. Maya 1-2-3 Grow is an exclusive offer that gives participants a 1% MDR (merchant discount rate) on all QR Ph transactions for 3 months, saving your business PHP 14,600 in transaction fees for every PHP 1 million in sales. Opening a Maya Business Deposit account and designating it as your Maya settlement account also entitles you to 2.5% p.a. interest rate and additional savings through free fund transfers via InstaPay and PesoNet. Joining also qualifies you for a Maya Flexi Loan offer of up to PHP 2 million in 3 months with no collateral needed. Create a Maya Business Manager account today to supercharge your Shopify store with the Maya Checkout plugin and enjoy promos like Maya 1-2-3 Grow.