Shopify is a hosted e-commerce service that allows an organization to set up and run an online store on a new or existing website. The service provides tools for designing a storefront, managing inventory, and accepting online payments.
This donation provides access to the Shopify Unlimited plan for one year. The Unlimited plan allows an organization to manage an unlimited number of products and offers unlimited storage space.
Benefits for Organizations
You can use Shopify to:
- Raise funds by selling your organization's merchandise
- Target donors based on purchase data, including donor location and money spent
- Host a blog to advertise the latest products for donors to purchase
- Design your store: The Shopify Theme Store offers more than100 premium and free templates to choose from for designing your store. No web design experience is necessary. Advanced users have full control over the site's code.
- Manage inventory and content: You can use Shopify's content management system to manage products in your inventory and create pages and blog posts on your Shopify site.
- Accept payments securely: Shopify allows you to accept credit card payments. It is Level 1 compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and uses 128-bit SSL certificates to keep order details secure.
- Payment gateway integration: Shopify integrates with one of more than 50 payment gateways including Shopify Payments, Shopify's own payment gateway. For the first year of service, Shopify Payments charges a 2.9 percent fee plus 30 cents per transaction. Shopify will reduce this rate if you renew the account at the Professional or Unlimited level.
- Analyze your progress: Shopify's analytics keep track of your website's progress over time. You can see how donors found your store, which search terms they used, and how many times your store has been visited.
- Enable mobile access: Donors can browse and buy from your store using iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and other mobile device platforms. You can use the free Shopify Mobile app to manage your shop from an iOS device.
A full list of features is available on the Shopify website. Some features such as premium themes and apps are available for an additional charge.
See the table below for important details about this offer.
|Continuing Service After One Year
Shopify will notify you by email one week before your initial subscription ends. The credit card on file with Shopify will automatically be billed for one month of the Unlimited plan at standard rates unless you cancel or switch to a downgraded plan to reduce monthly costs. Shopify will continue to waive monthly transaction fees if you renew your plan, regardless of which plan you choose.
If you choose to switch plans, you can downgrade to any plan except the Starter plan. You can receive a 10 percent discount by choosing a prepaid one-year plan or a 20 percent discount by choosing a prepaid two-year plan.
|No Transaction Fee
||On the Unlimited plan, Shopify does not charge you a monthly transaction fee for selling items through your store.
|Existing Subscribers Ineligible
||You can request this product only if you do not already have a Shopify account. To renew an existing account, contact Shopify directly.
You can preview Shopify's features on the Shopify website.
Please note: Shopify asks potential donation recipients not to sign up for a free trial from the Shopify home page. These trial accounts cannot be converted to accounts requested from TechSoup; instead, recipients will create a trial account from a special link provided in an email sent by TechSoup.
|Credit Card Required
||You will be required to enter a credit card number to obtain your one-year subscription. Your credit card will not be charged a monthly fee or transaction fees for selling items through Shopify for the duration of the donation period.
This donation includes access to a personal coach for help setting up and marketing your store. You can get technical support via phone, the web, and the online support center.
The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.
Obtaining This Product
You will need to take further action to obtain this product after your donation request has been approved. TechSoup will send instructions to your organization email address.