While Shopify websites are super easy to setup and run, we still get questions from others asking, "which Shopify pricing plan is best?". There can be a dizzying number of choices and decisions when you begin researching which ecommerce platform is the best fit for your business.
So, we have taken some of the guesswork out of the process and tried to put everything here in one article you need to make an informed, and hopefully profitable, decision.
The folks at Shopify offer five plans:
- Shopify Lite
- Basic Shopify
- Advanced Shopify
- Shopify Plus
The data is overwhelming. More and more consumers are using the internet and their mobile phones to research products and services, and to ultimately make purchases.
If you are serious about being competitive, a great ecommerce site is a must.
Choosing the right plan for your business is important, but don't let fear of making the wrong choice lead you to making NO choice. Shopify offers both monthly and annual plans. As well as free upgrades and downgrades between plans. This gives you the ultimate flexibility in maximizing your return on investment.
Pro Tip: Shopify annual plans provide an upfront discount, but are non refundable. Our advice is to stick to monthly plan until you are sure you are ready for an annual plan.
Shopify Pricing Plans
|Plan Features||Basic Shopify||Shopify||Advanced Shopify|
|All the basics for starting a new business||Everything you need for a growing business||Advanced features for scaling your business|
|Monthly price||$29 per month||$79 per month||$299 per month|
|Includes ecommerce website and blog.|
|Sell on online marketplaces and social media. Channel availability varies by country.|
|Manual order creation||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free SSL certificate||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Abandoned cart recovery||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced report builder||–||–||Yes|
|Third-party calculated shipping rates||–||–||Yes|
|Show calculated rates with your own account or third-party apps at checkout.|
|Shipping discount||up to 64%||up to 72%||up to 74%|
|Competitive shipping rates from USPS, UPS, or DHL Express.|
|Print shipping labels||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Online credit card rates||2.9% + 30¢||2.6% + 30¢||2.4% + 30¢|
|In-person credit card rates||2.7% + 0¢||2.5% + 0¢||2.4% + 0¢|
|Additional fees using all payment providers other than Shopify Payments||2.00%||1.00%||0.50%|
|SHOPIFY POINT OF SALE*|
|Shopify POS app||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hardware peripheral support||–||Yes||Yes|
|Use barcode scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, shipping label printers, and retail cameras.|
|Unlimited Shopify POS staff PINs||–||Yes||Yes|
|Third-party POS apps||–||Yes||Yes|