When it comes to cost, Shopify and Etsy have differences that can make one or the other more economical depending on how you plan to use them. Let’s take a look at the costs associated with each platform:

Etsy Fees

Etsy charges a 6.5% transaction fee on the sale price or 3-4% when using Etsy Payments. This is in addition to any other payment processor fees.

Shopify Fees

Shopify’s fees are lower than Etsy’s, with a 0.5-2% transaction fee on the sale price and no transaction fees when merchants use Shopify Payments.


When it comes to which costs more, Shopify is the clear winner. Its lower transaction fees make it more economical for merchants who plan to use the platform to their advantage. However, if you plan to use Etsy Payments, you may find that Etsy is the more economical option.

Regardless of which platform you choose, it’s important to remember that there are other costs associated with setting up a store on either platform. These include hosting fees, payment processing fees, and any applicable taxes. Be sure to factor these into your budget before making a decision.

As of 4 May 2022, Shopify remains the more economical option when it comes to transaction fees.