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Add A Surcharge On Payment Methods

Merchants have the ability to add a surcharge to specific payment methods using the following steps:

  • Amazon Pay

  • Google Pay

  • Apple Pay

  • Shopatron

  • PayPal Express

  • Klarna

Also note that it is only compatible on CORE themes.

To add a surcharge on your payment method:

  1. Log into your Shift4Shop Online Store Manager.

  2. Using the left navigation menu, go to Settings > Payment.

  3. Click on the Select Payment Methods button.

4. Locate your configured payment method and click on its respective "Advanced Settings" button/link. (On most payment methods, the advanced settings link is found within the action wheel at the far right of the method)

In the payment gateway's advanced settings popup, you will see a field labeled "Surcharge" at the bottom of the window. (If you do not see this field, then the payment method is not compatible with the surcharge feature)

5. Enter your desired surcharge amount in the field.

The surcharge can be either a flat dollar amount or a calculated percentage. If you'd like it to be calculated as a percentage, mark the "%" checkbox. This will apply the surcharge as a percentage of the order's subtotal.

6. Click Save.

At checkout - when the shopper is presented with your payment method(s) - a label will show them the surcharge amount that will be applied to their order.

When the shopper selects the payment method, the surcharge will be applied to their order totals under "Additional Options." On the actual order, confirmation emails, and invoices, the surcharge will be shown as a line item with the ID as "SCGPMNYT."