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Setting up Klarna Checkout

Klarna Checkout is a full checkout solution which removes friction, allowing shoppers to checkout with as little as an email and address - increasing conversions.  The option to buy now and pay later makes buying quicker and easier for shoppers: no need to fill out lengthy personal details or card numbers online. Shoppers can buy and pay at their convenience, settling their bill directly with Klarna in 14 or 30 days (depending on store requirements) by card or bank transfer with no interest to pay. As a merchant, you receive payment immediately. While Klarna takes all the risk.

Klarna Checkout incorporates the Klarna payment gateway and provides all of the fraud protection benefits out of the box. See Connecting with Klarna Payments to learn more about what Klarna payments can do for your business.

Klarna Checkout


This feature is only available for U.S. stores. Klarna Checkout is currently only available to U.S. based stores. See Early Access Limitations below for more information.



Before applying Klarna Checkout to your store, you must confirm your store meets the basic requirements:

  • The store must be based in the United States.
  • The currency must be set to USD.
  • Incompatible Payment Gateways must be turned off. Currently, only Paypal Express Checkout* works with Klarna Checkout.
  • Users must have a Klarna Checkout account. (This is not the same account as Klarna Payments).
  • A link to your Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.
*Klarna Checkout is not compatible with PayPal Credit. Turn off this option in PayPal Express Checkout to use Klarna Checkout.

Current Limitations

The following features are not yet implemented but will be added in the future:


Setting up Klarna Checkout

Once you have met the requirements, you can select Klarna Checkout as your store's checkout.

1. Go to Advanced Settings › Checkout and select the option Klarna Checkout.

Checkout Settings Klarna Option

2. Click Save to apply Klarna Checkout to your store. Klarna Checkout Settings should now display on the Checkout Settings page.

Klarna Checkout Settings

Enter your Klarna Checkout Username, Password and include a link to your Terms of Service page.

3. You can adjust the color of links, buttons, and text to match your brand. Once satisfied, click Save.


Processing Orders

Any purchases made through the Klarna checkout are managed in your BigCommerce store under View Orders. Orders that use the Klarna payment option will list Klarna under the Order Details, along with the payment capture button, transaction ID, and fraud status.

Klarna Order Details

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