Paying Experts for their work through the Experts Marketplace
After you find an Expert that you want to work with, it's important to choose payment terms that are right for your job. When an Expert sends you an invoice for the work they've done, you can pay for it directly in your Shopify admin.
Choosing payment terms
When you're planning your job with an Expert, you need to agree upon how you'll pay for the work: either at a fixed price, or an hourly rate. Depending on the Expert that you're working with, they might prefer one option or the other. And depending on the job, one option or the other might be the best fit.
After you've decided to work with an Expert, the Experts Marketplace makes it convenient for you to pay for the work. Experts can send you an invoice for fixed prices or hourly priced jobs. You will receive an invoice through email as well as in your job’s timeline. From there you can simply pay the invoice with your existing payment method on your Shopify account.
Paying for work at a fixed price is a good choice for jobs with a defined or limited budget. And this doesn't mean that you have to make only one payment. You can divide up the payments according to progress or completion milestones. For example, you might make one payment upfront, one halfway through, and one when the job's done.
Paying for work at an hourly rate is a good choice for large jobs that have long-term deadlines. In this case, the job is billed based on the amount of hours required to complete it, and typically with regular invoices that reflect the hours worked during a given time period.
Pay invoices for jobs in Shopify
When an Expert sends you an invoice for the work they've done, you can pay for it directly in your Shopify admin.
- From your Shopify admin, click your account name in the top-right corner of the page, and then click Hire a Shopify expert.
- Click the Invoices tab.
- Click the invoice that you want to pay.
- At the bottom of the page, click Continue to payment.
- Click Approve charge.