Solana integrates with Shopify as payment option

  • August 29, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based Solana Labs has made its Solana Pay decentralised, open-source, peer-to-peer payments protocol available to millions of businesses as an approved app integration with Shopify.

Shopify is a global commerce company that provides essential internet infrastructure for commerce. Solana is a blockchain built for mass adoption and can be used for a range of use cases, including finance, NFTs, payments and gaming.

Solana Pay makes it easier for merchants to get real-time access to their money and greater ability to manage working capital, liquidity and liability protection. With no intermediary, Solana Pay eliminates bank fees, chargebacks and holding times while enabling immediate, direct payment settlement of US dollar stablecoins compatible with Solana.

“Solana Pay on Shopify opens up millions of merchants to a more dynamic and efficient payment choice, while consumers get the convenience and increased utility of being able to pay for goods and services with digital dollar currencies from the vast network of merchants using Shopify,” said Josh Fried, head of commerce business development at the Solana Foundation.

An extra benefit for merchants and consumers of using Solana Pay is that payments become a gateway for Web3-enabled commerce experiences, including token-gated offers, simple cross-border payments and NFT-based loyalty programmes.

Solana Pay is an open-source protocol built on the decentralised Solana network. Solana’s high transaction speeds, near-zero fees and sustainability make it suitable for scaling Web3 payments while providing a better user experience.

Several brands active on Solana have already committed to making Solana Pay a payment option in their Shopify-powered storefronts, seeing the opportunity of providing a Web3-native payment option for their Web3-savvy customers. These are MonkeDAO, MadLads, Helius and Solana’s merch store.

Merchants who want to implement Solana Pay in their Shopify storefront can go to to learn more.

Solana ( operates as a single global state machine, and is open, interoperable and decentralised.

Solana Labs ( is a technology company, developer of Web3 projects, creator of open-source software and the author and publisher of a Solana validator client. Solana Labs is based in San Francisco.

The Solana Foundation ( is a non-profit foundation based in Zug, Switzerland, dedicated to the decentralisation, adoption and security of the Solana network.