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Shopify add Venmo checkout option for US merchants

By Chris Dawson October 28, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Shopify have added a Venmo checkout option for US Shopify Merchants using PayPal Checkout. By accepting Venmo directly in your online store, users can complete their purchase in just a few clicks. Giving customers a familiar way to pay can lessen abandoned carts and increase sales for your business.

Venmo, owned by PayPal, is a mobile digital wallet that offers its users a social way to make a purchase, split payments or pay friends on Venmo, bypassing the need for cash. Venmo users can choose to share what they’re buying with their network, which can then view, comment on and like the purchases in their feed. Venmo has quickly gained traction as one of the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payment methods, especially with millennials, and it’s also being used by over two million US retailers as a direct payment option.

If you’re based in the US, and already support PayPal Checkout, the Venmo checkout option will automatically appear as a payment option for buyers who have chosen to use Venmo as a payment option. Purchases made through Venmo will show as PayPal Payments in your Orders report.

“Today 67% of purchases made on Shopify’s stores are on mobile, and with Venmo’s growing user base, impressive network effects and strong mobile adoption, this is a great new way to make it easy for your customer to buy.”
– Shopify

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