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Advanced Shopify Plan 6-Month Initial Subscription for Small Organisations

SKU: G-50060
Price: £80.00 + VAT



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 Advanced Shopify plan for six months for organisations with budgets less than £300,000. The Advanced Shopify plan allows an organisation to manage an unlimited number of products and offers unlimited storage space. Up to 15 staff members may have access to Shopify's administrative interface. This Shopify subscription may only be used to create stores that support the requesting organisation.

Benefits for Organisations

You can use Shopify to

  • Raise funds by selling your organisation'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
  • Accept payments at offsite events and physical stores by running the Shopify point-of-sale (POS) system on an iPad or iPhone (Shopify POS service requires additional hardware.)

Major Capabilities

  • Design your store: The Shopify Theme Store offers more than 100 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.
  • Securely integrate with a payment gateway: You can accept credit card payments by integrating with one of more than 70 payment gateways, including Shopify Payments (payment gateways charge credit card processing fees for these transactions). Shopify 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrate with QuickBooks Online: Shopify also integrates with QuickBooks Online to automatically update and transfer accounting data.

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 Shopify apps designed specifically for nonprofits.


You can get free technical support via phone, chat, and email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also find answers in the online support center.



See the table below for important details about this offer.

Web-Based Software

Accessing this web-based software requires only a web browser and an Internet connection.

Continuing Service After Six Months

When your initial subscription ends, Shopify will automatically bill the credit card on file for one month of the Advanced Shopify plan at standard rates unless you cancel or switch to a downgraded plan to reduce monthly costs.

If you choose to switch plans, you can downgrade to any plan except the Shopify Lite plan. Shopify offers two specially discounted plans for nonprofits: the $29 per month NPO Lite plan and the $99 per month NPO Full plan. You can receive a 10 percent discount by choosing a prepaid one-year NPO Lite plan or a 16 percent discount by choosing a prepaid one-year NPO Full plan.

Payment Gateway Available for Additional Fees If you want to accept credit card payments, you can use Shopify Payments or a third-party payment gateway. Learn more about Shopify Payments and its rates. For information on Shopify Payments rates after the first year on the NPO Lite plan or NPO Full plan, contact Shopify.
Transaction Fees If you accept credit card payments through a third-party payment gateway, you will be charged a 0.5 percent transaction fee. If you accept credit card payments through the Shopify Payments gateway, no transaction fee will be charged. You'll still need to pay any credit card processing fees, though.
POS Hardware Available for Additional Fee This offer includes the Shopify POS service, which requires additional hardware. Learn more about Shopify POS hardware pricing and features.
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.
Previewing Shopify

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 tt-exchange; instead, recipients will create a trial account from a special link provided in an email sent by tt-exchange.

Credit Card Required

You will be required to enter a credit card number to obtain your six-month subscription. Shopify will not charge your credit card a monthly fee for the duration of the donation period.

If you accept credit card payments through a third-party payment gateway, this card will be charged a 0.5 percent transaction fee. If you accept credit card payments through the Shopify Payments gateway, no transaction fee will be charged.

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions


The Shopify donation programme with tt-exchange provides a range of donated software products to eligible UK Registered Charities.

This donation is available to all organisation types, donations may not be used to renew existing Shopify subscriptions.

Recipient organisations must be willing and able to provide information to Shopify for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this programme.

Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this programme. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

Shopify subscriptions obtained through this programme may only be used to support the requesting organisation. The organisation must clearly indicate on the Shopify store that purchases or donations will be used to support the organisation.

Shopify products may not be transferred or resold.

Donated product will be distributed under this programme to qualifying organisations only, not to individuals.

An organisation may receive one donated Shopify product ever.

Donations may not be used to renew existing Shopify subscriptions.

Only organisations with annual operating budgets of £300,000 or more are eligible to receive the product for midsize organisations. Only organisations with annual operating budgets less than £300,000 are eligible to receive the product for small organisations.

This donation is currently available only to eligible UK-registered charities.