3 reasons why Mollie is the best payment service provider for Shopify

Mollie is the best payment service provider for Shopify

Seb Harris

5 minute read11 Feb 2021

In the world of payment providers the customer truly is king. Nobody changes their payment method to buy from a particular business. It's the businesses and their providers that follow the customer's preferences. Failure to do so inevitably results in potential sales swiftly finding their way into another, more accommodating store.

For Shopify users it's absolutely critical to provide the most popular payment method for the target audience. For those with international ambitions, this means providing a number of different options as preference in method differs drastically from one nation to the next. For an introduction into payment preferences in some of the countries around the world, check out this guide from Adyen.

Why Mollie is the best in class

Clearly the best payment gateway for a Shopify store is the one that accommodates the most payment options. For this gives businesses the opportunity to connect with the largest number of potential customers. By far our favourite is the Amsterdam-based payment provider Mollie. It has an easy-to-use payment solution that covers almost every payment method you can think of - from every major credit card company all the way through to bitcoin.

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For starters, having a base in Amsterdam means that Mollie understand the Dutch market. iDEAL is the most popular payment method for online transactions in the Netherlands by quite some distance - the research published by Adyen states that 60% of all online payments are completed through iDEAL with the remaining 40% being spread across 5 other methods.

Nowhere else in Europe, however, is iDEAL used as a payment method. Its relatively small popularity has resulted in payment gateways failing to include it in their options. Mollie is the only Shopify payment gateway that offers iDEAL as a payment option, so for Dutch companies, or those aiming to do business in the Netherlands, it's a must-have.

Integrating Mollie with Shopify (Plus)

Mollie is not a niche business that only caters to the Netherlands. Mollie is a comprehensive payment gateway offering an extensive list of both national and international payment options - any combination of which can be easily added to a Shopify webshop by following these simple steps:

1. Activate the payment method in Mollie - through the user dashboard Mollie users can find a list of all of the available payment methods which can be simply switched on. (Switching on a payment will give the Mollie user its API key, this will be needed in step 3.)

2. Add the payment method to the Shopify store - after activating in Mollie, users must add the same payment method to their Shopify store.

3. Activate the payment method in Shopify - once added users will be prompted to fill in their Mollie Partner ID and the API key they received in step 1. Mollie also provides a test API key so that users can test the functionality of the payment method before any money changes hands. No transaction fees are charged for test transactions.

If somewhere down the line the user needs to add a new payment method to their checkout, they can simply repeat these steps again for each required method. Adding extra payment methods doesn’t cost anything, there are no minimum transaction requirements and no fixed contract. Everything can be cancelled absolutely anytime. The only payments businesses make to Mollie are the transaction fees of each payment method. It's this flexible, simple approach to payments that sets Mollie apart from other gateways.

The Mollie checkout

The checkout is a very important stage of e-commerce. In order for a customer to hand over their money, it's crucial that they feel safe and secure. When buying online it's easy for a customer to get spooked and begin thinking that perhaps everything is not as it should be. Paranoia such as this usually ends in customers retreating to more familiar brands and companies that make them feel safer.

Mollie understand this. They understand that the brand experience must extend right the way through the checkout phase, especially for smaller businesses that may appear more risky simply because they're not as widely known. That's why Mollie users can add branding to their checkout - logos and wallpapers can be used to make it a welcoming and familiar environment. It's attention to fine details like this that can make or break an e-commerce business. Working with partner companies that understand the value of such details is a great boost. 

The verdict

So now we've looked at 3 reasons why the team at Ask Phill think Mollie is the best gateway for payments on Shopify. In case you missed them here’s a quick summary:

1. The list of payment methods available on Mollie is extensive. They're the only provider to offer iDEAL for Shopify, but also offer other major European payment methods (SOFORT, SEPA, Klarna etc) and worldwide payment methods (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Paypal etc)

2. They're incredibly easy to integrate into any e-commerce webshop and offer a very simple package with no contracts or hidden costs.

3. They understand the e-commerce process and pay attention to very fine details, giving businesses the best chance to increase sales.

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