Shopify Fee Calculator

Estimate the monthly fees you’ll pay when selling on Shopify and determine the most cost-effective plan to use.

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Shopify Fee Calculator User Guide

This Shopify pricing calculator is designed to clarify the fees you’ll be paying at various stages of the growth of your online store.

As your sales grow, some plans will work out better than others, and it’s important to stay informed about when the best time to switch plans is.

Here’s the quick-start guide on using this fee calculator.

Step 1: Entering Key Metrics

Start by entering these key metrics:

  • Billing Cycle: Choose between monthly or annual billing. Shopify plans are 25% cheaper on an annual billing cycle.
  • Payment Provider: Choose whether you use Shopify Payments or an external payment gateway like PayPal.
  • Third-Party Fees: If the third-party option is selected, you’ll see an option to enter external payment gateway fees. This includes both a percentage fee and a fixed per-transaction fee. Many payment gateways charge 2.9% + $0.30c per transaction. So, if you’re unsure, use these default figures.
  • Average Order Value: The average value of each order in your store. Calculated by dividing revenue by the number of orders.
  • Monthly Revenue: The gross monthly revenue your Shopify store generates. Use the slider to model potential costs as your business grows.

Step 2: Understanding Your Results

Once you have entered the key metrics, you’ll have a clear picture of the Shopify plan that is best for you.

As you’ll see, the more revenue your Shopify store is generating, the more the higher plans start to make financial sense.

As a rough guide for brands using Shopify payments, here are the thresholds to look for and the most cost-effective Shopify plan for each:

  • Shopify Basic: $0-$20k/month
  • Shopify Standard: $20k-$150k/month
  • Shopify Advanced: $150k-$200k/month
  • Shopify Plus: $200k/month +

NOTE

When using Shopify Plus, the $2,000 subscription is in place until you hit $800,000 in monthly revenue. At that point, you start paying 0.25% of your monthly revenue. For example, if your revenue is $1 million/month, you’d pay $2,500.

It’s also worth mentioning that the fees you will pay with Shopify Plus are not set in stone and will be negotiated when you speak to a consultant.

It’s also worth considering that you may benefit from upgrading your plan before these thresholds to access some of the more advanced features they offer.

FAQs

The fees Shopify fees you’re charged vary based on your subscription plan. You’ll be charged a subscription fee, payment processing fees, and — depending on your payment gateway — potentially also third-party transaction fees. Here’s a summary of what you can expect to pay:

Shopify BasicShopify StandardShopify AdvancedShopify Plus
Subscription Fee$39$105$399$2000
Transaction Fee2.9% + 0.30c2.6% + 0.30c2.4% + 0.30c1.6% + 0.30c
Third-Party Fee2%1%0.5%0.15%

The various plans available on Shopify are designed to offer the features you need at varying stages of your Shopify store’s growth.

The basic Shopify plan has entry-level features that help you get started without being too expensive.

The standard Shopify plan has some extra features like additional staff accounts and cheaper transaction fees.

The advanced Shopify plan then has even higher limits and lower fees.

Shopify Plus is a more exclusive plan for high-volume Shopify stores. It offers more flexibility to build custom websites and enterprise-level features. Brands usually only start considering Shopify Plus once they hit at least $100,000 per month in revenue, and you’ll only see direct cost benefits in relation to Shopify fees at around $200,000 per month in revenue.

Shopify fees for a Plus plan work differently because the subscription fee is a fixed $2,000 per month until your store reaches $800,000 in monthly revenue. At that point, the fee reverts to a percentage-based fee of 0.25%. Other than that, the fee structure is similar, albeit with lower percentage fees than the standard Shopify plans.

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