The advanced Shopify plan is for when you are looking to scale up your business and it certainly doesn't disappoint as you grow. The main difference is, you can have up to 15 team members as staff on your Shopify account and also up to 8 locations for inventory. You also have access to advanced reporting. Again, this is for stores that sell a lot of products, and want to generate data for specific collections or types of products. With this plan you do benefit from lower rates for credit cards too. The final feature that is unique to Shopify Advanced is third party shipping rates - if you have your own account with a shipping carrier, then you can display your negotiated shipping rates from that carrier to customers at checkout.
$299 per month | 1.6% + 20p for Shopify payments.
Shopify Plus is the enterprise solution for brands exceeding revenue of $1million. Although the platform is not decided by revenue, it does come with a hefty price tag - so isn't right for every business. Shopify Plus comes with a dashboard that is built for large teams so you can effectively manage the store collaboratively. One of the most popular features of Shopify Plus is it's ability to have up to 9 additional stores alongside the main store - great if you need to create different stores in different countries whilst running the business from one dashboard. If you sell B2B then you can also utilise the Wholesale Channel to allow your retailers to login with altered tiered prices, order quantity thresholds and unique visibility per customer. Finally, Shopify Plus boasts the ability to automate almost any task to make your team more efficient - you can even schedule changes to the store such as sales and new website launches. Last but not least, Shopify plus includes access to an increased API (back end technology) and also the code for the checkout page. Shopify Plus is the ultimate solution for a large, high growth businesses. Click here to learn more about Shopify Plus.
$2,000 per month
Other Shopify Pricing Considerations.
When should you upgrade your Shopify plan?
If you are just getting started with your business then we recommend the Shopify Basic plan and progress on a feature requirement basis. If you feel you need advanced reports, by all means upgrade etc. We always suggest only upgrading with the growth and scale of your business, for example only spend more money if it will make a big difference to your business and your customers. If you are currently using a different store, definitely consider switching to Shopify - it's cheaper than legacy software and jam packed with powerful features.
Which Shopify plan should I choose?
First and foremost, we recommend to consider the features you need first and then compare what each package includes. You can see a Shopify pricing comparison table here
. Another indicator to help making your decision can be on your current revenue. Less than $5,000 per month then stick to Shopify Basis, under $10,000 per month for 'Shopify' and over 10K for Shopify advanced. If your revenue is over 750K - $1million per year - Shopify plus is a great option for you.
Which payment gateway should I use?
Shopify payments is the most effective option for Shopify store owners. If you choose an alternative payment provider you will be subject to the gatway's fees plus Shopify's additional third-party payment provider fee too. Shopify payment fees range from 1.6% - 2% depending on your plan. Now to put into perspective Shopify's very low fees here's how much you'd spend with other gateways - remember Shopify will charge up to an additional 2% on payments through third party providers.
Paypal - 3.4% + 20p
Worldpay - 2.75% + 20p
Sagepay - £19.95/month for up to 350 transactions, £45/month for 500 and bespoke pricing for anything higher.
Amazon Pay - 2.7% + 20p.
How does Shopify's payment pricing compare to other platforms?
Shopify is incredibly cost effective. Let's compare if you were to sell products on other platforms.
Amazon Store - 7 - 45% item dependent
eBay - 10% of entire cost including shipping
Etsy - 5%.
Costs of Shopify Apps
Shopify is an ecosystem of merchants, designers, developers and entrepreneurs - although the platform has a lot of built-in functionality there is a huge library of apps to extend the functionality. Visit the Shopify app store
and you'll find a large number of free and paid apps. Some apps do attract a monthly cost and often they are at a tiered level based on usage. We do recommend exercising caution when using apps - get in touch
if you need any help.
Buying A Pre-Built Theme
As well as the options of subscribing to one of the five plans of Shopify - you can buy pre-built themes for your store from the themes marketplace on Shopify here
. All you need to do is add content and products. You will be limited by design and they can lack a branded feel. We build themes from scratch to have full control over the look, feel and functionality.
Buying Another Shopify Store
Shopify's Exchange Marketplace
allows you to buy a Shopify store that is already trading. These are vetted by the Shopify team prior to listing and their pricing ranges from a couple of hundred up to millions - all depending on it's revenue and customer base.
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