What is shopify?

Shopify is a complete ecommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders — all with a few clicks of the mouse.


What do I need in order to start selling?

Shopify is web based ecommerce software. This means there’s no installation required and it works with all operating systems (including Windows and MacOS)! We host Shopify so you don’t have to worry about installing, upgrading or maintaining any software or web servers.

How do I install Shopify?

All you need to sell products online is Shopify, something to sell and a credit card to pay for your online store (once you’ve completed your free trial).

Shopify Prices





Start small without an online store

Sell with your own online store

Take your business to the next level

Experience the best of Shopify

Monthly price $9 $29$79$179

Ways to sell

FacebookYes Yes Yes Yes
Shopify Buy ButtonYes Yes Yes Yes
Point of Sale Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online store NoYes Yes Yes
Retail Package + $40 + $40 + $40 + $40

Credit card rates

Online2.2% + 20p 2.2% + 20p 1.9% + 20p 1.6% + 20p

Transaction Fees

Using Shopify PaymentsNone None None None
Using external payment gateways


Number of products Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
File storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
24/7 support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fraud analysisYes Yes Yes Yes
Manual order creation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discount codes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Website and blog NoYes Yes Yes
Free SSL certificateNoYes Yes Yes
Gift cards NoNoYes Yes
Professional reports NoNoYes Yes
Abandoned cart recovery NoNoYes Yes
Advanced report builder NoNoNoYes
Real-time carrier shipping NoNoNoYes

Is there a setup fee?

No. There are no setup fees on any of our plans.

Do I need to enter my credit card details to sign up?

No. You can sign up and use Shopify for 14 days without entering your credit card details. At the end of your trial, or when you decide to launch your store, you will need to pick a plan and enter your credit card details.

Can I cancel my account at any time?

Yes. If you ever decide that Shopify isn’t the best ecommerce platform for your business, simply cancel your account from your control panel.

How long are your contracts?

All Shopify plans are month to month unless you sign up for an annual or biennial plan.

Do you offer any discounted plans?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount on an annual and a 20% discount on a biennial plans, when they are paid upfront.

Can I change my plan later on?

Absolutely! You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time.

Is Shopify PCI Compliant or PCI Certified?

Yes. Shopify is certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. This means all your data and customer information is ultra secure.

Do I have to sell the same products in-store as I do online?

No, you can choose exactly what products to sell online, in-store, or both.

What is the rate if I type in a credit card?

If you chose to type in a credit card number instead of using the Shopify credit card reader, you will be charged the same rate as your online rate.

Are there any transaction fees?

Use Shopify Payments and pay no transaction fee. If you choose an external payment gateway, there will be additional fees of 2%, 1% or 0.5% for our Basic, Professional, and Unlimited plans, respectively.

Online Questions

Can I use my own domain name?

Yes. Your online store can use an existing domain name that you own, or you can purchase a domain name within Shopify’s control panel. We also provide a free domain name to all stores on sign up.

What are your bandwidth fees?

There are none. All Shopify plans include unlimited bandwidth for free.

Do I need a web host?

No. Shopify Basic, Professional, and Unlimited plans include secure, unlimited ecommerce hosting for your online store. Shopify uses the best servers, networks and a global CDN to ensure your ecommerce site is reliable and fast.

POS Questions

Can I use Shopify POS with my own payment terminal?

Yes. You can create custom payment options within the Shopify POS app (such as cash, debit, IOU, anything!) and record any type of payment.

Can I sell with Shopify POS on more than one iPad?

Yes! You can have multiple “registers” by using more than one iPad running Shopify POS in your store. Use as many iPads as you need!

Do I have to re-add my products to Shopify POS?

No, if you already have a Shopify ecommerce store with products added, all of your products will be automatically loaded in Shopify POS when you first log in to the app.

I already have a cash drawer and printer. Will they work with Shopify POS?

We do support a variety of third-party hardware. Visit the Support Documentation for a list of hardware that is compatible with Shopify POS. But keep in mind: the model numbers must be an exact match.

Will I be able to track my in-store and online sales separately?

Absolutely. The new Shopify Reports feature is customizable. You can track your online and in-store sales together, separately – however you want!