While you can’t set up an online store on Shopify Lite, you can embed ‘Buy Buttons’ on an existing website or blog and send email invoices.
Basic Shopify is Shopify’s cheapest ecommerce plan, and it comes with basic online store functions, 24/7 customer support, and an online card processing rate of 1.75% + 30¢ AUD for Australian cards and 2.9% + 30¢ AUD for Amex and international cards. The Shopify plan comes with professional reports for better analytics, more shop locations and user accounts, and a lower online transaction rate of 1.6% + 30¢ AUD for Australian cards and 2.8% + 30¢ AUD for Amex and international cards.
The pricier Advanced Shopify plan includes custom report creation tools, customer analytics, real-time calculated carrier shipping, user support of up to 15 staff and the lowest possible rate of 1.4% + 30¢ AUD for Australian cards and 2.7% + 30¢ AUD for Amex and international cards.
In our opinion, businesses that have a high sales turnover should consider the Shopify and Advanced Shopify plans for its lower processing rates.
All of these plans allow you to download the Shopify POS app and use the free Shopify POS Lite features. However, businesses will need to subscribe to Shopify POS Pro for US$89 + GST/month per location to access all POS features.