Getting paid

Getting paid as a Shopify Partner is simple and easy.

How payments are made

All you need is a minimum of $25 in credits and an active PayPal account to receive payments from Shopify. Credits to Partner accounts are accumulated and paid out on the following schedule:

  • For all credits created 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 credits created 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.

And don't worry: the total amount of revenue you collect and the number of clients you collect from are not limited. The way we see it, if you're earning, then we're earning.

Tracking your revenue as a partner

As a Shopify Partner, you have the ability to track who your affiliated clients are, the total revenue in a particular pay period generated by those clients, and the total revenue to date from those clients.

When it's time to create your client's store, log in to your Partner Dashboard and start a development store. You will earn a 20% monthly recurring revenue share for each development store you create that turns into a paid Shopify plan. You'll be paid every month for as long as your client remains on Shopify, and as long as you remain active in the Shopify Partner Ecosystem. To remain active, complete one of the following activities within the 12-month period following your referral:

  • development store referral
  • affiliate link referral
  • upgrade an existing merchant to Shopify Plus

If you aren't active within the ecosystem for over a year, then all previous revenue share payments will reset to zero.

Additionally, you can earn commissions from affiliate referrals. Each Shopify Partner is able to apply for the Shopify Affiliates Program. After your application is approved, you'll receive a unique URL called an affiliate link. Each merchant who signs up from your affiliate link will earn you a bounty payment worth two months of their monthly subscription fee (paid out over two months). For example, if a merchant chooses the $29 Basic Shopify plan, then you'll earn $58 total, paid out in two $29 installments over two months.

If your partner account is for some reason not affiliated with your client's store, then please contact Priority Partner Support or your Partner Manager with details.

Payment disputes

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

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