If you are a Shopify store owner, or even if you have an active Shopify account and want to close it completely or pause your store for the time being, this article is for you.
To be able to close your Shopify account correctly, it is necessary that you contact all the concerned third-party service providers that your store might be using.
If you are wondering how to delete Shopify account, you would need to do it manually. Shopify support would not be able to close the store for you.
Here is a quick checklist which will help you in closing your account:
There is a significant difference between pausing your Shopify store and closing it completely. When you choose to pause your Shopify store, all it would do is disable the checkout. But your store would still continue to run at a reduced cost.
This essentially means that the customers would still be able to go through your products, but they cannot purchase them. Further, you even have access to Shopify admin, and you can even choose to edit your products if you need to.
If you want to pause your Shopify store, we would highly recommend you to uninstall any third party apps to avoid getting charged even when your store is paused.
One of the best parts of pausing your Shopify store is the fact that you would be able to use it anytime again. All you would need to do is choose a new Shopify plan and you are done.
This way, your store will be paused. However, it will still be running, although at a reduced cost. You can then choose to unpause it at any time in the future again.
If you want to start selling the products again, here is how you can resume your Shopify store again.
If you do not plan to run your online store any time again in the future, the best way here is to close it so that you do not incur any additional fee. Once you choose to close your store, you would not be able to access Shopify admin.
However, you can still log back in by entering your credit card details. This would reactivate your store. It is worth mentioning here that if you delete your online store, you would not be able to run your online store in the future with the same .myshopify URL or store name.
It is important to mention here that if due to change of mind, you want to reopen your store within 30 days of its closure, you can still do it and Shopify assures that all of your store’s configuration and data will be preserved.
We hope this article would have provided you with the answer of how to close a Shopify store. Got any queries? Write to us in the comments below.