How do I cancel my Shopify store?

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Not ready to launch your store?

If you're not ready to launch your store, you don't have to permanently close your account. Trial stores will automatically expire after 14 days and go into a frozen state. You can re-open the store at any time.

Open stores can be put on hold. To set this up:

  1. From your shop admin, go to the Settings > Account page.

  2. Scroll down to the section entitled "Cancel or put your store on hold".


  3. Under the header Put your store on hold, click Find out more.

  4. It costs $14 per month to keep a store on hold. This disables the checkout, but keeps it online for a reduced cost. This means customers can see your products but cannot purchase them. It also means the work you've done on your store will be saved and hosted by us.

  5. Click Yes, I want to put my store on hold to confirm.

At any time, you can click to Change plan type in Settings > Account page to open the store for business again.


Can't find the feature you want?

Tons of customized features are available in our App Store!

Having trouble with your theme? The following guide will help you pick a theme that has the features you need.

Can't get your shop to look the way you want?

Give a shout to your Design Guru at Design Gurus help with design customizations to get you the look and feel you want.

Do you just want a pro to take care of everything for you? Shopify has a global network of experienced designers/developers at Shopify Experts.

No sales or traffic?

Your Shopify Guru specializes in business and marketing coaching. Send an email over to They are here to help you get the resources to make you succeed!

Looking to make your first sale? Why not read this guide on 50 Ways to Make your First Sale.

Still want to close your Shopify account?

You can close your Shopify account by following this simple procedure:

  1. From your shop admin, go to the Settings > Account page.

  2. Scroll down to the section entitled "Cancel or put your store on hold".


  3. Click Close my store

  4. From the drop-down menu, Select a reason you are cancelling your account.

  5. At this point you can let us know any additional info about why you're closing your store.


  6. Click Close my store

If you have not entered a credit card, you will not be billed by Shopify. Hope to see you back soon with your next start up!

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