Free at any scale

No monthly fees. No add-ons. Not freemium, free.
Prodigy Commerce Plugin - Always Free

So how do we make money?

We partner with the payment processors integrated into our platform and they share a portion of their revenue with us.

  • 2.9% + $0.30
    Standard
    transaction rate and fee
  • $0
    Monthly Subscription
  • $0
    Plugins, Apps, or Extensions

For high-volume stores, we help store owners negotiate lower rates and fees.

A smarter way to take payments

We ensure that store owners form direct relationships with actual payment processors—instead of going through payment facilitators like Stripe, PayPal, or Square. Benefits include:

  • No intermediary blocking transactions
  • Next day funding and month end billing
  • Efficient chargeback management
  • Easy rate and fee negotiations

When we say free at any scale, we mean it

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    Unlimited number of products
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    Unlimited number of orders processed
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    Unlimited amount of sales generated
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    Unlimited amount of bandwidth and storage
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    Unlimited number of staff seats
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    Unlimited number of API requests

How Prodigy Compares

Cost Category Prodigy Logo - Blue and Black Woo Commerce Logo Shopify Logo and Icon
Monthly Subscription $0. $0. $29, $79, or $299.
Hosting $0 for Prodigy – hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). WordPress is self-hosted.
not free, but minimal since the product catalog is maintained on Prodigy and checkout and order management are handled on Prodigy
Self-hosted. From around $3 to $100 per month. $0, included with subscription.
Transaction Rate and Fee 2.9% + $0.30 (lower for high-volume stores). Ensured of a direct relationship with an actual payment processor. 2.9% + $0.30 (could include monthly and/or international fees depending on the processor chosen).
WooCommerce Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
2.9% + $0.30 (+2.0%, 1.0%, or 0.5% if Shopify Payments is not used. Lower base rate and fee for high-volume stores).
Shopify Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
Domain Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year.
Theme $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $320 one-time payment for a Shopify theme.
Add-ons $0. $500 to $2,500 per year for plugins, extensions, and third-party services. $500 to $5,000 per year for apps and third-party services.
Cost Category Prodigy Logo - Blue and Black Woo Commerce Logo Shopify Logo and Icon
Monthly Subscription $0. $0. $29, $79, or $299.
Hosting $0 for Prodigy – hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). WordPress is self-hosted.
not free, but minimal since the product catalog is maintained on Prodigy and checkout and order management are handled on Prodigy
Self-hosted. From around $3 to $100 per month. $0, included with subscription.
Transaction Rate and Fee 2.9% + $0.30 (lower for high-volume stores). Ensured of a direct relationship with an actual payment processor. 2.9% + $0.30 (could include monthly and/or international fees depending on the processor chosen).
WooCommerce Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
2.9% + $0.30 (+2.0%, 1.0%, or 0.5% if Shopify Payments is not used. Lower base rate and fee for high-volume stores).
Shopify Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
Domain Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year.
Theme $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $320 one-time payment for a Shopify theme.
Add-ons $0. $500 to $2,500 per year for plugins, extensions, and third-party services. $500 to $5,000 per year for apps and third-party services.
Cost Category Prodigy Logo - Blue and Black Woo Commerce Logo Shopify Logo and Icon
Monthly Subscription $0. $0. $29, $79, or $299.
Hosting $0 for Prodigy – hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). WordPress is self-hosted.
not free, but minimal since the product catalog is maintained on Prodigy and checkout and order management are handled on Prodigy
Self-hosted. From around $3 to $100 per month. $0, included with subscription.
Transaction Rate and Fee 2.9% + $0.30 (lower for high-volume stores). Ensured of a direct relationship with an actual payment processor. 2.9% + $0.30 (could include monthly and/or international fees depending on the processor chosen).
WooCommerce Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
2.9% + $0.30 (+2.0%, 1.0%, or 0.5% if Shopify Payments is not used. Lower base rate and fee for high-volume stores).
Shopify Payments is simply a white-labeled version of Stripe
Domain Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year. Starting around $10 per year.
Theme $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $250 one-time payment for a WordPress theme. $0 to $320 one-time payment for a Shopify theme.
Add-ons $0. $500 to $2,500 per year for plugins, extensions, and third-party services. $500 to $5,000 per year for apps and third-party services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Prodigy Commerce do?

We provide the WordPress Community with an eCommerce solution that brings together the benefits of the WordPress content management system and a hosted eCommerce platform, akin to Shopify. Over the last four years, our team of 10 engineers developed the platform and an open-source plugin that connects it to WordPress.

Why is Prodigy Commerce even necessary when 95% of WordPress eCommerce stores are built with WooCommerce?

Because store owner’s expectations have shifted radically in recent years. They’re demanding stores that run on modern technology and can be managed efficiently while the total cost of ownership is still reasonable. Our platform is built on Ruby on Rails with React and connects to WordPress with one open-source plugin. It’s beautifully designed, intuitive to work with, and free at any scale.

Are stores built on Prodigy’s platform more secure than stores built with WooCommerce and do they run faster?

Yes. All of the data is either stored on our AWS-hosted platform or tokenized. No third-party plugins or extensions are needed, which create points-of-vulnerability. Our checkout is protected with a SSL/TLS certificate and is PCI-compliant. Since we chose our integration partners carefully and then tightly engineered them into our platform, there’s no bloat, which means stores run fast, benefitting SEO, sales funnel conversion, and brand reputation.

Does Prodigy Commerce also compete with Shopify?

Indirectly, yes, but Shopify is a DIY store builder / website-in-a-box solution. We enable the WordPress Community of developers, designers, and agencies to compete with Shopify since Prodigy is also a hosted solution but with a unique business model (free at any scale).

Does Prodigy Commerce use or sell store owner’s or their customer’s data in any way?

No.

Since checkout occurs on the Prodigy platform, can I customize it to match the design of the website?

Yes, you have full control over the look-and-feel so that your clients’ customers have a seamless shopping experience from start to finish. Our platform is entirely merchant-branded as soon as you upload a store logo. We always prioritize the store owner’s brand over our own.

What customer support channels does Prodigy Commerce provide for the WordPress Community and Store Owners?

We’re the opposite of WooCommerce. We provide free phone, email, and online chat support from California. You’ll never find us hiding behind a support forum and pretending that’s customer service. In addition, extensive documentation and user guides are available in our Help Center.