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What Are Shopify Fees?

Paige Harris Jul 2, 2022 12:57:00 PM

Shopify is one of the biggest eCommerce platforms, providing point-of-sale checkouts, stock control, and catalog-management tools.

However, it's important to understand Shopify cookies to ensure you've adjusted your settings–otherwise, you might find the default settings permit the sale of customer data to third parties.

Today, we'll look at Shopify for small business clients and the Shopify payments you can expect to incur per month.


How Do Shopify Fees Work?

If you're new to Shopify, you’ll get a 14-day free trial, but will need to pick one of three packages depending on the functionality you require and the size of your business.

The options are:

  • Basic–designed for new eCommerce stores with in-person sales now and then to add to the mix.
  • Shopify–the middle-of-the-line package aimed at growing online businesses.
  • Advanced–which includes extra features for scaling organizations with custom pricing for different countries and automatic calculators to account for import taxes.

Your choice is probably guided by how many accounts you need or how many staff members you employ who need access to your Shopify dashboard.

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How Much Does Shopify Cost?

The nice thing about Shopify is that you pay a fixed monthly price, so there shouldn't be any surprises.

Costs start at $29 a month and reach up to $299 for the higher-end package.

Still, there are some added extras to be conscious of:

  • Processing credit card payments costs $9 a month
  • Shopify-compatible hardware, like barcode scanners or receipt printers, come at an extra charge
  • POS Lite is included in all packages and allows you to accept in-person payments, but a faster option will cost $89 a month

If you opt to stick with a third-party payment provider, we recommend carefully looking through the charges. It can often be more cost-effective to do everything directly through Shopify.


Why Do I Pay a Shopify Fee From My eCommerce Sales?

Business users that subscribe to Shopify Payments don't need to worry about transaction fees–the costs are covered in your monthly bill.

However, if you use another payment gateway, Shopify will deduct a percentage charge from every eCommerce sale, which include:

  • 2% for all sales through Basic Shopify
  • 1% for sales on the standard Shopify service
  • 0.5% sales on an Advanced plan

While the software supports third-party payment providers, it's worth calculating your profit margins to ensure you choose the most sensible option for your business.COOKIES


What Does Shopify Cost for Larger Businesses?

If you're after more than 15 employee accounts, you'll need to check out Shopify Plus.

This enterprise solution costs from $2,000 a month, and can take around three or four months to transition to the platform from an alternative software vendor.

Included in that price, you’ll receive:

  • Shop Pay features with up to an 18% boost in conversions
  • Built-in functions such as 3D, video, and AR product media
  • Localized shopping with different currencies and languages
  • Automated workflow management from one main admin account
  • Rapid integrations throughout your eCommerce tools and tech

Shopify Plus fees still apply, with a transaction charge of 0.15% per sale if you use an external payment processor.

Optional extras are available–Avalara Avatax costs $250 a month and automates tax charges, or you can add extra stores for $250 per month for each eCommerce site.


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