Billing cycles and thresholds

Most of the fees charged by Shopify are recurring payments, meaning they occur on a regular cycle. These billing cycles vary and are not all in sync unless, for example, you start on a plan with 30-day billing and install all of your apps on the same day. Your shop name and invoice ID will appear on your credit card statement whenever Shopify charges your card.

To pay your Shopify charges, use a valid credit card from Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. Your credit card needs to allow for recurring payments.

In addition to your regular billing cycles, you will be billed at the end of the day if pending charges on your account exceed your account's daily threshold amount. You will also be billed throughout the day for any transactions costing more than double your account's daily threshold amount. You can check your account's threshold amount in the Invoices and fees section of the Billing page in your Shopify admin and the Shopify app.

Threshold billing helps to make sure your invoices stay manageable, and to make sure that you stay on top of your expenses throughout the month.

Billing cycles

Shopify has a number of different billing cycles:

Billing period name Duration of billing period
Invoice billing period 30 days
Subscription billing period 30 days, or 1, 2, or 3 years
App billing period 30 days

One-time charges, such as the fees you pay for registering a domain or for purchasing a theme, appear on a separate invoice.

Billing thresholds

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

  • At the end of the day if the total of your transaction fees and other pending charges exceeds your account's daily threshold amount.

  • Immediately 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 and the Shopify app.

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 an invoice is generated. Any purchases made at this time are included on your next bill.

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