How to Decide Payment and Shipping options for your online store


Payment and Shipment options are added to your website as third party software. Some options have free software available, some require a one-time purchase and some subscription based software needs to be renewed yearly. They all require some minimal setup.

Payment Options

The most popular options are PayPal, Square and Stripe. All offer free accounts without monthly fees and transaction fees of approximately 2.9% of the total and 30 cents per transaction. Please confirm current transaction fees with the company of your choice.

Other options such as Moneris offer online payments as well as lower rates but charge fees that can make those solutions more costly. Please research and choose a solution that is best for you.

Shipping Options

Flat Rate and Free Shipping are default options that are included for no extra charge.


Shipment Calculators rely on the weight and dimensions for the products that are being shipped. The product weights and dimension are entered into the product data table in the backend of each product.

There is third party software available for almost all shipping companies. The most popular options are below.