Collect Donations on Shopify With Donorbox | Shopify for Nonprofits

Want to accept donations on your Shopify website? Donorbox is there to make it possible! Learn the steps to easily embed a donation form on your Shopify website to start collecting donations right away.

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Collect Donations on Shopify With Donorbox | Shopify for Nonprofits

Shopify is one of the leading eCommerce platforms and website builders simplifying the process of collecting online donations. Many nonprofits use Shopify to find new donors and increase their income. Shopify allows users to sell merchandise, use their shipping system for delivery, and accept donations through a nonprofit store on Shopify. There are also many apps for nonprofits and charities on Shopify.

As a non-profit, you must verify your charity ID with the Shopify team to leverage Shopify for nonprofits as they have dedicated NPO Lite and NPO Full pricing plans. You will need to call their support team to learn more.

In addition to their features and great nonprofit pricing plans, Shopify’s built-in payment processor streamlines the donation process and helps with email marketing and other marketing automation. So as you can see, the options are endless but the question remains: how do you collect donations?

Once you have set up your Shopify online store, collecting Shopify donations is simple:

  1. Use the premade donate button that is linked to your secure donation page.
  2. Embed Donorbox’s customizable donation form or donate button.

Read on to find the best option for collecting donations using a Shopify e-commerce store.

How to Add  a Donate Button to Your Shopify Site

Using Shopify to collect donations for your nonprofit can be beneficial if you are into selling nonprofit merchandise to your supporters and community members. The simplest way is to show your purchasers a prominent donate button as they go to the website to shop for your items. This way, you can encourage them to donate while using your e-commerce store to buy items.

Shopify donations can be accepted by adding a donate button to your Shopify website. Donorbox makes it a breeze for you! Check the steps out.

Step 1 – Locate Your Donate Button Code on Donorbox

From your list of campaigns, select the campaign you want to link to your Shopify store. Click “Go to Launchpad.”

Image shows where to locate the campaign launchpad from the campaigns page on Donorbox.

Once at the Launchpad, you have some decisions to make! Donorbox has three kinds of donate buttons to choose from:

You’ll find the code for the pop-up form buttons on the tab that says “Pop-Up Donation Form” and the button for the Donorbox-hosted donation page on the tab that says “Donate Button.”

Screenshot showing the campaign launchpad on Donorbox.

Step 2 – Copy Your Donate Button Code

Regardless of the type of button you choose, you’ll be able to customize the color, text, and default donation amount for your form. Then, copy the generated HTML code.

Screenshot shows where to locate the donation button copy on Donorbox.

Step 3 – Paste the Code on Your Shopify Store

Once you have your button code copied, you can return to your Shopify Store editor. Locate your pages and choose which page you’d like to add your button to.

Screenshot shows where to locate your pages on your Shopify store.

Locate the page you want to add your button to. From the page editor screen, click the icon on the right to access the page’s HTML. Here you can paste your button code!

Screenshot showing where to add the CSS button code.
Click “Save” and you’ll be able to see your button on your page.

How to Embed a Donation Form on Shopify

With the Shopify community of nonprofit merchants, all working toward a good cause and sharing their success stories, your nonprofit will have the inspiration to turn your e-commerce store into something more meaningful. Embed a recurring donation form and encourage purchasers to donate to your mission.

Donorbox’s recurring donation form lets you add suggested donation amounts so that your supporters understand how their donation will impact your cause. Your donation process will be smooth and donors will instantly receive donation receipts ensuring their donation experience is memorable.

Before embedding the donation form, ensure your site is SSL secure to protect donors’ information. Shopify stores use SSL encryption everywhere, so you are ready to embed the form!

Step 1 – Locate Your Donation Form Code on Donorbox

Access the Campaign Launchpad from your selected campaign, as pictured above. Select the “Embedded Donation Form” tab.

Screenshot showing where to locate the embedded donation form tab on Donorbox.

Step 2 – Copy Your Donation Form Code

Customize your form with a default recurring interval, pre-filled donation amount, and more. Then, copy the code below!

Screenshot showing where to copy your donation form code.

Step 3 – Paste the Code on Your Shopify Store

You’re ready to add your form to your preferred page! Click the page on your Shopify Store editor, then click the HTML button on the top right of the text editor. Paste your code in the HTML section as shown above.

You’ll then see your donation form! Click “Save.”

Screenshot of Shopify page editor.

You can then click “View page” to see a preview of what your page will look like.

Screenshot of a Shopify Store page.

That’s it! You’re now ready to accept donations on your Shopify Store.

Over to You – Use Shopify to Collect Donations

We hope this step-by-step guide on embedding donation forms and adding a donate button was helpful for Shopify fundraising. Donorbox’s free donation page and recurring donation forms will enhance your donors’ donation experience and help you collect more Shopify donations.

Shopify for nonprofits is a great e-commerce platform that easily lets them collect donations. However, your non-profit should promote this option through various channels. Use your social media profiles to market the donation option alongside your merchandise. Your purchasers and supporters must know that they can help you in more than one way if they visit your Shopify store.

80,000+ Nonprofits across the globe are using Donorbox for their online fundraising and donor management efforts.

Our features include Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer fundraising, Text-to-Give, Events, Memberships, QuickDonate™, and more. Check them out on the website.

Get helpful fundraising tips and resources on the Donorbox Nonprofit Blog.

Happy Fundraising!

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Raviraj heads the sales and marketing team at Donorbox. His growth-hacking abilities have helped Donorbox boost fundraising efforts for thousands of nonprofit organizations.

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