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Shopify Payment Gateway Prices in the US, June 2018

Growth Secrets|21.06.2018

Global e-commerce studies show that customers in the USA favour credit card over any other payment method.

Merchants need to seek out the safest payment gateways whilst keeping an eye on costs. So which one is right for your business?

What is a payment gateway?

A payment gateway allows you to take payment from your customers via your website. With a credit or debit card payment, the payment gateway will connect to the customer's bank to arrange payment to your business. The payment gateway will return an approval or rejection of the request. Payment gateways charge a monthly fee and commission rate for this service.

What are the options on Shopify?

Shopify Payments, powered by Stripe

Shopify payments, powered by Stripe, are the out the box solution that comes with your Shopify package.

Shopify Payments - powered by Stripe
Countries accepted in: United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Price per month
Transaction fee (online)
Transaction fee (offline)
Basic Shopify $29 2.2% + 20p 1.7% + 0p
Shopify $79 1.9% + 20p 1.6% + 0p
Advanced Shopify and Shopify Plus
$299 1.6% + 20p 1.5% + 0p

USA payment gateways compatible with Shopify

If you don't use Shopify Payments you can choose a third party payment gateway to process your payments. These connect to the Shopify checkout for a seamless customer experience. Shopify charge a commission for using an external payment gateway.

One thing to note is the amount of payment gateways who only disclose transaction and set up costs on request (hence the large amount of POA in the table below). Transaction fees and monthly costs can often only be determined based on your order volume and what you sell, so it's best to enquire about the rates based on your specific business.

Gateway Set up fee Monthly Transaction fee
Alipay Global POA POA POA
Authorize.net $49 $25/month 2.9% + 30¢
Bambora $49 $25/month
BitPay none n/a 1%
Chase Paymentech (Orbital) POA POA POA
Coinbase Commerce POA POA POA
CyberSource POA POA POA
Dwolla none from $0 - $2000 50¢ - POA
GoCoin none n/a 1%
Merchant e-Solutions POA POA POA
MONEI n/a n/a 1.39 % + 24 ¢
Klarna n/a n/a POA
PaymentExpress $20 - POA $0 - 99 $0.08 - 0.15
PayPal n/a n/a 3.9 % + 35 ¢
PinwheelPay POA POA POA
Psigate none none Custom
Lat Buy 1.9% admin fee n/a n/a
QuickBooks Payments * integration with PayPal - Paypal fees apply Dependant on Quickbooks package See PayPal
Sage Payment Solutions 20.90/45 to POA for Enterprise POA https://www.sagepay.co.uk
Shopify Payments * see above
Vantiv Integrated Payments none Custom Custom

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