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How Much Should a Shopify Expert Cost?

Brody Hall
By Brody Hall
Davor Štefanović - Editor for KeepShoppers
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated February 10, 2023.

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Before committing to paying a Shopify expert for help you have to do a breakdown of the likely costs. This depends primarily on the Shopify plan that you are subscribed to, and all plans available on Shopify provide you with unique access to different tools. Your choice is also dependent on both the essentials that you require and the financial resources at hand.

Factors to Consider When Anticipating a Shopify Expert

There are a couple of things you have to consider with regards to how much you can expect a Shopify expert to cost:

The Kind of Store You Intend to Have

The more you intend to offer with your Shopify store the more technical the knowledge needed to ensure this will be. Getting a cost estimate from Shopify experts depends on what you want to use them for.

The Type of Experts You Need

If you want an expert that has vast experience with Shopify, then the level of their experience will determine the prices that they'll present to you. Low experience means low pay, which is why you must take enough time to know exactly what you expect from your store and the cost involved in building a perfect store.


Though every great Shopify expert will have a custom price list and focus of expertise, large segments of them offer options based on task rate or hourly rate. Certain experts cost over $1500 for the creation of a completely optimized e-commerce outlet. That said, there are other experts with lesser starter fees. However, ensure that you deal with true experts with years in the business who have delivered on time, within the budget, and given you quality.

If you don't have such serious needs then you can hire an expert that will work for you on an hourly basis charging rates of $25+ an hour. This will help you keep your cost minimal but might reflect the effect of the lack of a full-time dedicated expert.

The basic idea is that the more that you need help with on your Shopify store the more it will cost you. For a shop that intends to develop a complex larger store with unique features or thousands of SKUs and a massive web presence, then expect to pay anything from $1,000 to $10,000 USD.

All that being said, always ensure that you understand fully what you should get for your money and make sure that the higher-end experts that you choose have tangible and provable experience with Shopify and e-commerce in general.


Shopify experts can help and guide you not just in the initial process where you need to make decisions about what you need and when, but also in the long run to take certain tasks off your hands and allow you to focus on your core business practices. The more you need for your e-commerce store, the more you have to budget for a Shopify expert service.