Shopify bill overview

Learn the basics about your Shopify bill.

Bill overview

Your bill includes four sections:

  • Subscription shows the charge for your Shopify plan. If you change plans mid-billing cycle, then a subscription credit is applied in this section.

  • Apps shows app charges associated with the bill. App charges are set by the app developer. App developers can charge for apps with recurring fees, usage fees, and one-time fees. If you have an issue with an app charge, then contact the developer for help.

  • Shipping shows charges for your shipping labels and adjustments made during your billing cycle.

  • Transaction fees shows transaction charges associated with the bill. You are charged transaction fees if you are not using Shopify Payments.

The bill subtotal, tax charges, and total appear at the bottom of the bill.

Bill summary

The bill summary shows the bill's payment process. It indicates the total amount payable, the payment method associated with the bill, the billing period, and a payment timeline for the bill. The payment timeline includes the date the bill is created, as well as the dates on which payments for the bill fail and are successfully received.

Bill timeline

Billing cycles

A billing cycle is the length of time between bills. You can change this time interval, but you can't choose a specific day of the month to receive your bills.

Shopify has a few different billing cycles:

Billing cycle name Billing cycle duration
Subscription billing cycle 30 days, or 1, 2, or 3 years
App billing cycle 30 days

Charge types

Shopify has both recurring charges and one-time charges. It's important to understand the different recurring or one time charges that can appear on your bills. One-time charges, such as the fees you pay for registering a domain or for purchasing a theme, appear on a separate bill.

Recurring charge types

The following types of recurring charge can occur on your regular monthly bill:

One-time charges

You can receive individual bills for the following one-time charge types:

Taxes

If your business is located in a Canadian or American jurisdiction where Shopify has a business presence, then Shopify is required by law to charge applicable taxes on your subscription. You will also see a taxes calculation based on your location.

You can see the taxes on a separate line in your bill:

Tax line on bill

See Taxes for more information.

About billing thresholds

In addition to monthly subscription billing, Shopify also issues bills as necessary throughout the month according to your plan-based billing thresholds. Billing thresholds are dollar values that trigger billing whenever the cost of your account activity exceeds its threshold amount.

Your account is charged when you reach the billing threshold determined by your current Shopify plan. Your will receive a bill:

  • At the end of the day if the total of your transaction fees and other pending charges exceeds your account's daily threshold amount.
  • At once whenever the total of your transaction fees and other outstanding charges exceeds your account's maximum threshold amount, which is twice the amount of your account's daily threshold.

You can check your account's threshold amounts in the Invoices and fees section of the Billing page in your Shopify admin.

If you reach your daily billing threshold for shipping labels, then you can continue to buy shipping labels equal to 10% of your threshold amount while a bill is generated. Any purchases made at this time are included on your next bill. To learn more about how you're billed for shipping labels, contact Shopify support.

Charges triggered by your billing threshold appear in the All bills section of the Billing page in your Shopify admin:

All bills list

Third-party payment providers

If your store uses a third-party payment provider, then you're billed either when the total of your store's fees and charges (including recurring charges for any apps that you have installed) exceeds one of your store's billing thresholds, or at the end of your 30-day billing cycle. For example:

  • Your account is billed at the end of the day if the total of your transaction fees and other outstanding charges exceeds your account's daily threshold amount.
  • Your account is billed at once whenever the total of your transaction fees and other outstanding charges exceeds your account's maximum threshold amount, which is twice the amount of your account's daily threshold
  • If the total of your transaction fees and other outstanding charges is below your billing thresholds, then your account is billed at the end of your 30-day billing period. If you change your Shopify plan, then you will be billed at once for any outstanding and prorated amounts.

You can view your store's billing thresholds in the Invoices and fees section of the Billing page in your Shopify admin.

Your first bill won't include transaction fees, but your second bill will include all transaction fees incurred up to that point.

Shopify Payments

If your store uses Shopify Payments, then the credit card processing rates are deducted from your orders automatically. For any other outstanding charges, including recurring charges for any apps that you've installed, you're billed either when the total of your outstanding charges exceeds one of your store's billing thresholds, or at the end of your 30-day billing cycle, whichever comes first.

You can view your store's billing thresholds on the Billing page in your Shopify settings.

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