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A Breakdown of WooCommerce Fees

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By BeProfit Staff
Romi Hector
Edited by Romi Hector

Published May 31, 2022.

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WooCommerce is a popular e-commerce platform that allows users to sell products and services online. The platform offers users a wide range of features and options, including fees for different features and services. This article provides a breakdown of all the WooCommerce fees an e-commerce merchant needs to understand.

How Much Does WooCommerce Cost?

WooCommerce is a free plugin that can be used on the WordPress platform. It allows users to create a custom online store, complete with product listings, a shopping cart, and a checkout system. The plugin is open-source, which means it is free to use and can be modified to suit the needs of individual businesses. Additionally, there are several extensions and add-ons available for WooCommerce that can enhance its functionality.

SEO is an integral piece of the WooCommerce optimization pie. To learn more about SEO for WooCommerce, see our WooCommerce SEO tips.

What Transaction Fees Does WooCommerce Charge?

Transaction fees are a necessary evil when doing business. Every time a customer makes a purchase, the merchant has to pay a fee for processing that transaction. This fee goes to the credit card company, bank, or other third-party payment processors.

WooCommerce is no different. Merchants who use this popular e-commerce platform must pay transaction fees on all sales. Typically, merchants will pay 2.9% + $0.30 for each credit or debit card transaction processed within the US. For non-US cards, there’s an additional 1% surcharge.

To cover transaction fees at checkout, upselling products is the way to go. To learn more about upselling on WooCommerce, see our WooCommerce upsell after checkout post.

Cost of WooCommerce Websites

There are a few factors to consider when calculating the cost of a WooCommerce website. The first is the size and complexity of the project. A smaller, simpler website will be less expensive to build than a larger, more complex one. The second factor is the level of customization required. If extensive customization is needed, that will add to the cost.

The price of a domain name and web hosting is another consideration. Typically, these can be purchased for as little as $10 to $100 per year, depending on the popularity of the chosen domain name.

The next cost is the theme that you will use for your store. Many free themes are available, or you can purchase a premium theme for around $50 to $250.

Finally, you will need to choose some plugins to enhance your store's functionality, like a WooCommerce profit calculator or plugins for customer experience optimization. These are usually set up on a monthly or annual subscription plan and cost anywhere from $5 per month up to thousands of dollars per year for enterprise-size stores.

Generally speaking, WooCommerce websites tend to be less expensive than custom-built websites. This is because WooCommerce is based on WordPress, which is a free platform. While some customization may be necessary, it’s typically much less expensive than custom development work.

If you’d like to learn more about WooCommerce plugins, see our best plugins for WooCommerce article.

Best Payment Gateways for WooCommerce

Several WooCommerce payment gateways are compatible with the platform. PayPal, Stripe, and are all popular choices. Each has its own set of strengths and weaknesses.

One of the most popular payment gateways for WooCommerce is PayPal. PayPal is a widely accepted payment gateway, and it's very easy to set up. Additionally, PayPal offers a wide range of features, including fraud protection and recurring billing.

Another popular payment gateway for WooCommerce is Stripe. Stripe is also widely accepted, and it's very easy to use. Stripe also offers a wide range of features, including fraud protection and recurring billing. is also popular but can be more expensive than other options. There are also several smaller payment gateways that can be used with WooCommerce, including 2Checkout, Square, and Braintree.

If you are having difficulty deciding between using either WooCommerce or Shopify, see our WooCommerce vs. Shopify guide.