Shopify Pricing Calculator - What's the Cost of a Shopify Store?

by Tony Bui

To support merchants in the important business decision of opening a Shopify store, our engineering team decided to make a Shopify Pricing Calculator. Let’s check it out.

Firstly, what is Shopify’s pricing? What’s the total cost to own a Shopify store?

Well, a Shopify subscription with the default online store builder is just $29 USD per month, but there are also other costs to consider. The $29 is just for keeping your store up and live; if customers purchase something from your online store, you’ll have to pay a Shopify Payments fee and a transaction fee.

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Shopify Payments explained

When you finish building your Shopify store, you’ll need to connect to the payment gateway. Shopify has a feature called the Shopify Payments gateway, which accepts most popular payment methods such as VISA, Master Card, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay and others. However, the Shopify Payments gateway is available only in certain countries; if your store is registered in one of the countries below, rest assured you’ll have access to Shopify Payments.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Shopify Money Team is working hard to integrate Shopify Payments to stores in more countries. So, if you didn’t find your country here, double check later with the Shopify Payments help center.

Shopify transaction fee explained

Below is the screenshot of the Shopify pricing table. Let me explain the 3 rows you see.

  • Online credit card rates: If your customer purchases a product from your store online, this rate will be applied.
  • In-person credit card rates: If you sell offline, this rate will be applied.
  • Additional fees: You have your choice of payment gateway, but if you use one other than Shopify Payments, such as PayPal, you’ll have to pay both a PayPal fee and a Shopify fee.

Depending on your Shopify plan, whether it’s Basic Shopify, Shopify or Advanced Shopify, the Shopify transaction fee is different.

Side note: you can find a more detailed Shopify Pricing review by clicking this link.

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The fees you see here are only applied for successful transactions and are based on the average order value (AOV) of your transaction. To save you some time, you can use the Shopify pricing calculator below.

Shopify pricing calculator - How it works

The Shopify calculator gives you a monthly estimation of your Shopify cost based on your average order value (AOV), your number of orders per month and your Shopify payment plan.

Let’s use my store as an example:

  • AOV: $50 USD
  • 100 orders per month
  • Shopify Payments is used

We get the following result for this store. The total cost for each Shopify plan will be:

  • Basic Shopify plan: $204
  • Shopify: $239
  • Advanced Shopify: $449

Why do you have to pay a Shopify transaction fee?

On Shopify’s pricing table, you may notice that there is a feature called ‘fraud analysis’ included in all Shopify plans. This means that when an order has been completed, you can rest assured that the transaction has been cleared and there is a genuine customer at the other end.

Shopify pricing estimation for the UK

If your store is registered in countries outside the U.S, the charge will be in USD anyway. So, what if you register your store in the UK? We’ll use xe.com to figure out the monthly Shopify cost in British pounds:

  • AOV: $50 USD ~ £39.80 GBP
  • 100 orders per month
  • Shopify Payments is used
Basic ShopifyShopifyAdvanced Shopify
£162.50£190£357.50
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Shopify pricing estimation for Australia

  • AOV: $50 USD ~ $72.50 AUD
  • 100 orders per month
  • Shopify Payments is used.
Basic ShopifyShopifyAdvanced Shopify
$162.50$295.50$650.50

Shopify pricing estimation for Europe

  • AOV: $50 USD ~ €44.50 EUR
  • 100 orders per month
  • Shopify Payments is used.
Basic ShopifyShopifyAdvanced Shopify
€181€212€398.50

Check out the Shopify Pricing calculator and estimate your Shopify cost.

You might be curious about which Shopify Plan to choose: Shopify or Basic Shopify? Maybe Advanced Shopify? We recommend you to get started with the Basic Shopify plan. Give it a try for a few months and upgrade to a higher plan when you’re experiencing steady growth. 

Another tip to save your money is to subscribe to a 1 or 2-year Shopify yearly plan. It’s a big initial payment but you’ll save money in the long run.

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Did you know that the PageFly.io website is based on Shopify? We believe Shopify fits perfectly with ecommerce and we use it for our own needs.

If you have any feedback about the Shopify Calculator then please email us at happytohelp@pagefly.io