How much does Shopify take per sale?

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When it comes to understanding how much Shopify takes per sale, it’s important to look at the various fees associated with using the platform. These fees can vary depending on the Shopify plan you choose and whether you use Shopify Payments or an external payment gateway.

Shopify Transaction Fees

Basic Shopify Plan: A transaction fee of 2% is charged for each sale if not using Shopify Payments
Shopify Plan: The transaction fee is reduced to 1% for each sale under this plan, again, if not using Shopify Payments
Advanced Shopify Plan: This plan further reduces the transaction fee to 0.5% per sale without Shopify Payments

Credit Card Processing Fees

If you use Shopify Payments, you’ll also need to consider credit card processing fees:
Basic Shopify Plan: 2.9% + 30 cents per online transaction
Shopify Plan: 2.6% + 30 cents per online transaction
Advanced Shopify Plan: 2.4% + 30 cents per online transaction
Inperson credit card rates are slightly lower, ranging from 2.4% to 2.7% per transaction, depending on your plan

Shopify Payments: An Advantage

Using Shopify Payments can offer a significant advantage. It eliminates the additional transaction fees for the Basic Shopify, Shopify, and Advanced plans. For example, the Shopify Starter plan’s fee is reduced to 5% if you choose Shopify Payments


For Shopify sellers, it’s crucial to consider both transaction fees and credit card processing fees when calculating the cost per sale. Using Shopify Payments can be beneficial as it reduces or eliminates transaction fees on various plans, but you’ll still need to account for credit card processing fees. The choice of your Shopify plan will also impact these fees, with higher tier plans offering lower transaction and credit card processing rates.


Common Questions

  • What are Shopify's Transaction Fees?

    Shopify’s transaction fees vary by plan: 2% for Basic Shopify, 1% for the Shopify plan, and 0.5% for the Advanced Shopify plan, applicable if not using Shopify Payments​​.

  • Does Shopify Charge Credit Card Processing Fees?

    Yes, Shopify charges credit card processing fees of 2.9% + 30¢ for the Basic Plan, 2.6% + 30¢ for the Shopify Plan, and 2.4% + 30¢ for the Advanced Plan per online transaction.

  • Can I Avoid Shopify's Transaction Fees?

    Yes, by using Shopify Payments, you can avoid transaction fees on the Basic Shopify, Shopify, and Advanced plans​.

  • What Happens to Fees If I Use an External Payment Gateway?

    If you use an external payment gateway, you’ll incur the standard transaction fees (2%, 1%, or 0.5% based on your plan) in addition to any fees charged by the external gateway​.

  • Are There Any Other Fees I Should Be Aware Of?

    Apart from transaction and credit card processing fees, consider any additional costs for apps, themes, or third-party services you use in conjunction with your Shopify store.