Getting paid

As a Shopify Partner, you earn money based on your contribution to the Shopify ecosystem (your activities) and the Partner program that you join. Your earnings might vary based on your location and the location of the merchants you work with.

Shopify might charge you taxes on its fees or pay out taxes on your referral commissions in certain cases. These taxes vary based on your location, the type of Partner activity, and the tax information you provide in your Partner account settings. You might be responsible for remitting these taxes to the appropriate government authority. To learn more, refer to Shopify Partner earnings.

How payments are made

All you need is a minimum of $25 in earnings to receive a payout from Shopify. Earnings are accumulated and paid out on the following schedule:

  • For all earnings accrued between the 1st to and including the 15th of the month, payment will occur 5 business days after the 15th day of the month.
  • For all earnings accrued between the 16th to and including the last day of the month, payment will occur 5 business days after the last day of the month.

Shopify is changing the way we process transactions starting on June 1, 2020. Sales and referral activity earnings will be calculated separately. This means that if you meet the threshold for referral earnings but not sales earnings, then referral earnings are paid out and sales earnings continue to accrue until they meet the earnings threshold. You will receive a notification in your Partner Dashboard at the beginning of your first affected payout period.

There is no upper limit to the total amount of earnings that you collect and the number of clients you collect from.

Tracking your earnings

From the Payouts page in your Partner Dashboard, you can track the various sources of earnings that you receive as a Shopify Partner. Your payments from Shopify are transferred to you in regular payouts, which appear as records in the Payout History table.

To learn more about what's included in a payout, click its date range.

Review a payout

When you view a payout, you can find detailed information about the sources of revenue that each payout includes.

Steps:

  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Payouts.
  2. Click a date range from the table.
  3. If you want to view payouts for a single activity type, then click the tab for the activity type. For example, if you want to see only the payout information for app sales, click the Apps tab.

Export your payouts

You can export a record of your payouts in a CSV file.

Steps:

  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Payouts.
  2. If you want to export a record of all the payouts that you've received, then click Export payouts as CSV.
  3. If you want to export a record of the line items that are included in a specific payout, then click the date range for the payout that you want, and click Export payouts as CSV.

Fee and commission invoices

Starting June 1, from your Partner Dashboard, you will be able to download invoices for the fees charged or commissions paid in a specific payout. There are two types of invoices:

Fee and commission invoices are generated when a payout is processed. You can't view invoices for pending transactions.

Shopify fees invoice

The Shopify fees invoice is a record of the commission fees Shopify has charged you for activities like app sales, theme sales, and service sales. These invoices are addressed to you from Shopify. If your Shopify fees are subject to taxes, then each applicable tax is listed as a separate line item on the invoice. The purpose of this invoice is to list the Shopify fees you were charged and how any applicable taxes were calculated.

Steps:

  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Payouts.
  2. In the Payouts table, click a date range.
  3. Click Download Shopify fees invoice.

Referral commission invoice

The referral commission invoice is a record of the commission that Shopify pays you for referral activities, including affiliate referrals, Shopify Plus referrals, and development store referrals. These invoices are addressed on your behalf to Shopify. If your referral commissions are subject to taxes, then each applicable tax is listed as a separate line item on the invoice. The purpose of this invoice is to list the referral commission you were paid and how any applicable taxes were calculated.

Steps:

  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Payouts.
  2. In the Payouts table, click a date range.
  3. Click Download referral commission invoice.

Payment disputes

If you believe that the amount of revenue that you've received is too high or too low, then contact Shopify Partner Support with details. We'll review your message and do what we can to resolve the issue.