There are four categories of costs to consider.
Subscription: This is a fixed monthly fee you pay to use Shopify's platform, which
is $29 USD per month for their basic plan.
2. Themes: Websites use templates
or themes that determine the look of the site. Shopify offers free and paid themes. Free
themes are a lot weaker when compared to paid ones and you might have to rely on paid
apps to make up for lack of features. Paid themes are a one-time fee and the cost ranges
from $100-$300 USD. See the
Shopify theme store.
3. Apps: Shopify offers over 5,000 apps for all
your needs. These apps range from free to paid. Paid apps are usually monthly
subscriptions. Some functions from paid apps are included in paid themes, so the extra
initial investment prevents you paying monthly. Many merchants purchase apps as they
offer more functionality for your store, such as analytics, fulfillment, customer
service and more. Browse Shopify
4. Transaction fees: Shopify does not charge you transaction
fees if you use Shopify Payments (which is free to use and only available in certain countries
). However, you are still subject to
pay credit card fees. These fees apply regardless if you sell on Shopify or any other
platform and they go to the payment processor providers.