Collect Donations on Shopify With Donorbox | Shopify for Nonprofits

Collect Donations on Shopify With Donorbox | Shopify for Nonprofits

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Shopify is one of the leading eCommerce platforms as well as a website builder for online stores that make it easy to collect donations online. Many non-profits use Shopify to get new supporters and increase their revenue. It is possible to sell merchandise, use Shopify shipping for delivery, and accept donations on through your non-profit store on Shopify. There are also a lot of apps for nonprofits and charities on Shopify.

As a non-profit, you will need to verify your charity ID with the Shopify team in order to leverage Shopify for nonprofits. They have dedicated NPO Lite and NPO Full pricing plans. You will need to call their support team to learn more. Shopify’s in-built payment processor will make it easy for you to collect payments and donations. This platform will also help you with email marketing and other marketing automation. So as you can see, options are endless but the question remains: how do you collect donations?

Once you have set up your Shopify online store, collecting Shopify donations can be made simple.

In order to collect donations on your Shopify website, you can:

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 out which is the best option for you and how to collect donations using Shopify e-commerce store.

How To Add Donate Button to Your Shopify Site to Easily Collect Donations

Using Shopify to collect donations for your nonprofit can be beneficial especially 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 make a donation while using your e-commerce store to buy items. This is a great way to increase revenue.

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 – Select an image.

Select an image with text from Shopify templates, or if you want to add a new one, select “Add section” and choose “Image with the text” or “Image with text overlay.” Select the image to appear behind your text.

Step 2 – Add a button.

Scroll down until you find the “Button Label.” Choose a name for your button and enter it here. For example, I chose “Donate Now.”

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Step 3 – Copy the donation page link from Donorbox.

Go to your Donorbox campaigns page and find your desired campaign. Right-click the link for “Preview Campaign Page” and copy that URL, as shown below.

Step 4 – Add the link to your button on Shopify.

Now head back to your Shopify page and paste the link where it says “Button link.” Hit enter and a button will automatically appear beneath your text. Make sure to hit “Save” in the upper right-hand corner, then you can start collecting donations through your Shopify site.

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How To Embed the 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 donation form that’s recurring and encourages purchasers to make a donation for your mission.

Donorbox’s recurring donation form lets you also add suggested donation amounts so that your supporters have no confusion as to how much your nonprofit actually needs to make a difference. Your donation process will be smooth and donors will instantly receive donation receipts. Thus, making their donation experience a memorable one.

When embedding the donation form, you must make sure your site is SSL secure in order to protect donors’ information. Shopify stores use SSL encryption everywhere, so you are ready to embed the form!

Step 1 – Go to the Add section on Shopify.

Start on your Shopify page and select the “Add section” on the left side of the screen under the “Sections” option.

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Step 2 – Select Custom HTML.

Scroll all the way down to find “Custom content” and hit the button that says “add”. Once this section has been added, hit “Add content” and select “Custom HTML”

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Step 3 – Copy form embedding code from Donorbox.

Now head to your Donorbox campaigns page and find your desired campaign. Click the form integrations icon </> next to it. Select the “Embed Form” option for that campaign.

Step 4 – Paste the code.

Paste the code in the box that says “HTML” and the donation form will automatically appear. Hit “Save” and you’re ready to collect donations securely and easily from your Shopify site!

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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 also easily lets them collect donations. But 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.

50,000+ 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.

Please let us know if you have any doubts while setting up at .

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

Happy Fundraising!

Wagisha Jha is the content overseer and writer at Donorbox. She is a marketer specializing in early to mid-stage startup growth. In her free time, she can be found writing, caring for animals, or indulging in fine arts. Say hello to her on Linkedin or Instagram.

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