Klarna is a payment service that allows shoppers to pay for their purchase over time, or in full at a later date. Klarna is available in 20 countries and currently has 150 million users. Merchants can integrate Klarna in their Shopify store, allowing customers to pay for their orders through various options. Let’s see how it works.


Why use Klarna?

Klarna is a payment solution that makes shopping easier for customers and more convenient for merchants. It simplifies the checkout process by allowing shoppers to pay for their purchase in one go, or spread the cost over several payments without having to enter any financial details. Meanwhile, the retailer gets paid up front and in full.

This makes it an attractive option for Shopify merchants who want to provide their customers with a stress-free online shopping experience. Adding Klarna as a payment option is easy and straightforward – all you need to do is create a merchant account with Klarna and follow the steps below. You can sign up at klarna.com/business.


How to add Klarna to Shopify

Before you start, make sure to be logged into both your Shopify store admin account and the Klarna merchant portal.

  1. Generate your API credentials. You can do so by going to “Settings” in the Klarna merchant portal. Download the file containing your API credentials. You’ll need them in the following step.
  2. Install the Klarna app. The app enables Klarna to manage the orders and generate credit offers. Go here to install the app. The Setup Wizard will guide you through the integration for Shopify.
  3. Activate Klarna. Activate payments by Klarna in your Shopify store by going on “Settings”. Click on “Payments” and then on “Add payment methods”. Find Klarna on the search bar, click on it, then click on the “Activate” button.
  4. In order to check that everything’s ok, you can buy an item from your store and select the new Klarna payment method at checkout. Make sure the Klarna payment page loads successfully! Then go to “Orders” in the Klarna merchant portal, and cancel the order.


What’s next?

Once you’ve got Klarna set up on your Shopify store, your customers will be able to choose it as a payment method when they check out. They’ll be able to decide whether they want to pay the full amount upfront or split the cost into several payments, depending on what works best for them. Plus, they’ll be able to make secure payments without having to share any of their financial information with you or enter it again each time they shop at your store.

After adding Klarna to your Shopify store, you’ll be able to install the Klarna on-site messaging app. This useful app provides customised messaging on your store, allowing you to promote the availability of Klarna payment options and highlight product promotions.

So, there you have it! If you’re looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction and make purchases more convenient for your customers, adding Klarna could be just what you need.


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