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How to Add Solana Pay to Your Shopify Store

Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

3 min read


Solana Pay is a fast, easy-to-use, secure payment solution built on the Solana blockchain. It offers nearly instant settlement for near-zero fees. Solana Labs recently launched a Shopify App to enable merchants to accept USDC payments using Solana pay:

  • Low fees (save 1-3% on transaction fees compared to traditional payment processors)
  • Fast settlement secured by Solana blockchain puts money in merchant's hands faster
  • Loyalty programs to incentivize customer behavior (e.g., discounts, NFTs, etc.)

Check out this sample customer flow:

This guide will walk you through how to add this Solana Pay functionality to a Shopify store.

What You Will Do

Add Solana Pay to an existing Shopify Store (or a new development store if you do not already have one). Note: Onboarding to Solana Pay may require up to 48 hour approval process.

What You Will Need

This advanced guide will use concepts from several elements of building on Solana. Please review these requisites before proceeding.

  • A Solana wallet with a positive SOL balance (e.g., Phantom or Solfare)
  • A valid business entity (you will need to enter business registration information to complete the Solana Pay onboarding process)
  • A Shopify partner account and Shopify store (you can create an account and a development store by following these steps)

Let's get started!

Create a Shopify Store

If you already have a Shopify store, you can skip this step to Install Solana Pay.

If you do not already have a Shopify partner account and store, create one by following these steps(Source: Shopify Help):

  1. Create a Partner Account
  2. From your Partner Dashboard, click "Create a development store":

Create a development store

  1. Select "Create a store to test and build" and name your store:

Create a store to test and build

  1. Select "Start with test data" to create a store with sample products and orders:

Start with test data

  1. Click "Create development store"!

You now have a store for testing and building. You can access your store by clicking "View your online store" from your Partner Dashboard.

Install Solana Pay

While logged into your Shopify account, head to the Solana Pay Shopify App page:

Solana Pay Shopify App

Click "Install". You will be prompted to connect your Shopify store to Solana Pay. Click "Install app" to continue:

Install app

To complete the onboarding process, you will be redirected to the Solana Pay Merchant Page.

Onboard with Solana Pay

Follow each of the four steps to complete the onboarding process.

  1. Enter your business information (you will need to upload documents to verify your business entity)
  2. Add a Solana wallet to receive payments (note that your wallet must carry a balance to be authorized)


  1. Accept the privacy policy
  2. Accept the terms of service

After you have completed these steps, you will need to verify your email and identity (follow the steps in the email you receive from Solana Pay): Pending

Once you have completed these steps, your account will be verified:


You will be redirected to the Payments dashboard in your Shopify Admin panel (Accessible here by replacing YOUR_STORE_NAME: or by clicking "Settings" in your store's dashboard).

Payments dashboard

Click "Activate Pay" to enable Solana Pay as a payment method for your store!

View Payments

You can view payments made to your store by clicking "View Payments" from the Payments dashboard in your Shopify Admin panel.

Each payment is associated with a Shopify order and has a status that indicates its progress:

  • Rejected: The payment was not made.
  • Paid: The payment has been detected on the Solana blockchain by the Solana Pay team.
  • Completed: The payment has been paid and acknowledged by Shopify. This status update usually occurs within seconds of payment confirmation.

Source: Solana Pay x Commerce Platforms Docs

Wrap Up

Nice job! You are all set to accept payments using Solana Pay at your Shopify Store. We would love to see what you have built and are selling. Share your Shopify project with us on Twitter (@QuickNode) or Discord. If you have any questions, you can also check out the QuickNode Forum to get help.

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