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Shopify Taking Us Out of Business! Holding Funds for 45 Days: Seeking Help and Support

scootermen
Tourist
5 0 4

Hey

I'm reaching out today as a new business owner selling electric scooters with a physical store, and I'm in urgent need of assistance. My payouts from Shopify Payments have been on hold for 45 days while they review my account, and over $40,000 is currently being withheld. Although this review is standard and customers can still check out, this hold is having a severe impact on my ability to sustain my business.

I've saved all my life to open this business, and it was my dream to make it a reality. Now, I'm facing potential lawsuits from my landlord and my employees because I cannot pay them due to this prolonged delay. Every time I contact Shopify Support through chat, I'm assured that someone will reach out to me, but it's been 45 days, and I've received no concrete resolution.

Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did you resolve it? I'm looking for advice and support as I navigate this incredibly stressful situation. I hope to get this sorted quickly, as my business and employees depend on it.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Best regards,

 

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Blair
Shopify Staff
1944 258 229

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @scootermen,

 

hank you for reaching out to the Community. I'm happy to provide some guidance on this request, to ensure it gets resolved.

 

If you haven't done so already, I'd encourage you to connect with us directly. This will allow you to follow up with us on your open ticket, as we’re unable to provide account-specific support via the Shopify Community. We will also be able to confirm the appropriate steps have been taken to ensure this gets resolved as quickly as possible. 

 

To connect with us, you can: 

 

  • Head over to our Help Center.
  • Enter into the chat box Contact Support.
  • Log into your shop.
  • Select one of the available support options.

 

If you have followed up with our advisor team already and it has been advised that your ticket is being worked on, then you will want to wait for our reply. While I can completely understand how that may not be ideal, our support teams are working as quickly as possible to ensure this gets resolved. 

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

Blair | Shopify 
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Blair
Shopify Staff
1944 258 229

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @scootermen,

 

hank you for reaching out to the Community. I'm happy to provide some guidance on this request, to ensure it gets resolved.

 

If you haven't done so already, I'd encourage you to connect with us directly. This will allow you to follow up with us on your open ticket, as we’re unable to provide account-specific support via the Shopify Community. We will also be able to confirm the appropriate steps have been taken to ensure this gets resolved as quickly as possible. 

 

To connect with us, you can: 

 

  • Head over to our Help Center.
  • Enter into the chat box Contact Support.
  • Log into your shop.
  • Select one of the available support options.

 

If you have followed up with our advisor team already and it has been advised that your ticket is being worked on, then you will want to wait for our reply. While I can completely understand how that may not be ideal, our support teams are working as quickly as possible to ensure this gets resolved. 

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

Blair | Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit the Shopify Help Center or the Shopify Blog

scootermen
Tourist
5 0 4

Hi Blair,

Thank you for your response. I want to clarify that I've been contacting Shopify Support every single day for the past 45 days, but unfortunately, all I've received are apologies and assurances that the team is working on my case. This prolonged delay is having a devastating impact on my business and employees.

Tomorrow is our rent payment deadline, and I need to pay my employees as well. With over $40,000 being withheld, I have no means to cover these critical expenses. We're now facing lawsuits, and this unresolved issue threatens our ability to continue operating.

I urgently need this resolved, as my business is hanging by a thread. Please escalate this matter to a team that can provide concrete action immediately. My employees, my business, and I depend on this.

scootermen
Tourist
5 0 4

 

I've been trying to address this issue for 45 days now, only to be met with reassurances that my case is being handled by customer support based in the Philippines, who cannot provide the necessary assistance. New businesses need to be aware that there is a real risk of bankruptcy due to this delay.

I must share my story with the media. I am an ordinary person with no criminal record who served in the army. Because Shopify has not taken action, I'm now facing severe consequences, potentially losing everything I've worked so hard to build.

I urge you to resolve this immediately. Your inaction has put my business and livelihood at risk, and I'm at the point of no return.

scootermen
Tourist
5 0 4

Ticket 47438487 

And

Ticket

47150416

mrsmir
Tourist
4 0 2

Hi, Just wondering if your issue got resolved yet? I also have a payment hold for over a month now with no resolution.

joaofelipe25
New Member
22 0 0

bro you can solve it? i have the same problem