Whether you’re using ‘Basic Shopify’, ‘Shopify’, or ‘Advanced Shopify’ plan, the Shopify allows to manage payment gateways directly in Shopify’s user dashboard. This certainly makes life easier in many ways. For instance, you could add Paypal, Stripe, 2Checkout, Authorize.net, Firstdata, and Amazon Payments into your Shopify store and maintain it directly from your Shopify dashboard.
However, Shopify does charge a small transaction fee from 0.5% to 2% for every sale, but Shopify also has its own payment gateway ‘Shopify Payments’ for US and Canada users. And, if you decide to integrate Shopify Payments in your Shopify store, then all your transaction fees will be completely waived off, which will ultimately get you more money in your pocket.
Additionally, there are no other hidden charges in Shopify Payments wherein, a lot of other payment gateways carry hidden charges, which is why Shopify is quite transparent on this.
Moreover, if you use Shopify Payments as your primary gateway, you can still use Paypal or any other payment gateway as a backup just in case your customers prefer to use other payment gateways. In fact, it has been proven that giving your customers more payment options increases sales.