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[METHOD] Avoid Transaction Fees In Shopify

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nihalsad, Jan 26, 2017.

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  1. nihalsad

    nihalsad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you are using Shopify you probably have noticed the 2.9% + 30¢ for every sale you get in your store. And this can add up really quickly once you start getting a ton of sales and mess up your numbers. Well, there's a way to get around it.

    With a little tweaking, you can go about selling without any transaction fees what so ever. When you signed up with Shopify you went to Shopify.com and that's why you got the fees. All you have to do is sign up at Shopify.in and you will have 0 fees.

    Head over to https://www.shopify.in/pricing and compare it to .com and you will see the difference. With so many of you trying my or antichrist's method both of which involve Shopify, I figured this would really help save you a lot of $ in the long term. Also, I got a quite a lot of questions about this fees in my Shopify thread and this is how you go about avoiding it.
     
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    awesome! I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
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    so i need to create new store at the .in if i wan to avoid fees?
     
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    What is the exact difference from .com to .in ? Is it the same Shopify as we know it... or there's something else involved?

    Thanks for the share though, appreciated.
     
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    It is India's domain, so I'm sure it has something to do with the laws there.

    If they discover you registered using that, while from the U.S., do you think there could be any backlash, @nihalsad?
     
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    so there isnt any 60 day trial for this then?
     
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    Thanks for this. I was planning on starting up a shop soon and selling stuff through this platform and the fees really got to me. Quick question, how did you come up with the idea to try and go to the .in version to see if the fees would be waived/lowered?
     
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    shopify.in/stacksocial - there ya go :)
     
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    Wow thank you
     
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    thanks, but what's a Stacksocial?
     
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    That's the 60 day trial, mate!
     
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    If I am right, he is a guru in this field and already thrived for years.
     
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    How's the platform on india's shopify work mate.
     
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    I get that, but why is it called that way? and what's it different from the normal 15days ones?
     
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    Stack social is a tech website. It's just a promotion. :)
     
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    Thank you mate
     
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    wow thank you
     
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    Hey @nihalsad, im doing well with Fb ads and i followed your guide but i have no sales yet, all i want is a little consulting concerning my store, can you pleaase PM me, i'll send you the link to my store and tell me whats up with it ? all i need is a bit of direction from someone with experience.

    Thanks alot.
     
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    This applies to stores running their business in India only. If your business is registered in USA you're supposed to use the .com site and the fees listed there adheres to it. Also I read their terms and it seems like we got to use their shopify payments instead of third party payment gateways to avail their transaction fees. Moreover FYI, they don't have shopify payments for India yet and we perhaps wanna go with some third party payment gateways, the sole reason why the transaction fees are listed as 0% in their website! They have shopify payments only for a few countries listed in their website. Check this out: https://help.shopify.com/manual/payments/shopify-payments

    I don't know whether they'd charge extra for International payments while running a store that deals with international transactions. Got to learn more into this, have been running stores on opencart with a third party payment gateway to avoid these hassles.
     
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    Thank you.
    I looked to other countries and found that the Philippines are also reduced transaction fees and even lower monthly price!
    See: shopify.com.ph/pricing
    however, I am not sure that it will work if you register in another country.
    I am sorry for my bad English