What Happens When Shopify Trial Ends? Find Out!

Shopify is an all-in-one e-commerce platform that allows you to build, launch, and manage your online store. If you are interested in trying out Shopify, then you can sign up for a free trial. In this post, I’ll go over what happens when your Shopify trial ends and how you can continue using Shopify.

How Shopify Trial Works

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When you sign up for the Shopify trial, you will have the ability to create a store and start working on it right away. Your store will have either a storefront password or an inactive checkout by default, but you can remove the password or activate your checkout by choosing a paid plan. If you add apps to your store during the trial, any app-related charges will be included on your next invoice.

What Happens When Shopify Trial Ends

When the Shopify trial period ends, you will need to choose a monthly plan to continue using the platform. If you do not select a monthly plan, your store will be paused and you will not be able to work on it until you choose a paid plan. If you do not choose a pricing plan, you do not need to take any action to cancel your Shopify account. Your account will be frozen, and you won’t be charged for anything when your trial expires.

Can I Pause My Shopify Store And Not Pay? 

No. While you have the option to temporarily halt your Shopify store, you still have to pay a subscription fee, albeit a lower one. The “Pause and Build” option allows you to keep your online presence intact while disabling the checkout feature. This means that while you can still make changes to your products and store through the Shopify admin, customers won’t be able to make purchases.

As for how to pause, simply go to the Plan page in the Settings section of your Shopify admin and choose the “Pause and Build” option. Your monthly subscription fee will be reduced to a mere $9, giving you a cost-effective way to take a break from running your store without losing access to it entirely.

How To Reactivate A Paused Shopify Account

Reactivating a paused Shopify account is simple and straightforward. If you have selected the Pause and Build plan before, you will need to select a new plan as your old plan is no longer valid. Here are the steps to reactivate your Shopify account:

  • Log in to your store as the store owner
  • From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Plan
  • Click Pick a plan and choose the plan that is best suited for you
  • Review the plan details and click Start plan
  • Your store will now be reactivated and ready to start selling again.
  • If you have set up a password for your store while it was paused, you can also remove your online store password once you have reactivated your account.

It is important to note that when you reactivate your store, you will need to enter your credit card details to reactivate your account. Before reactivating your account, make sure to pay any outstanding charges that you might have. This especially applies to stores that got frozen for missing the subscription bill. 

How Do I Delete Inactive Shopify After Trial?

If you have a trial Shopify account that you no longer want to use, you can cancel your subscription and deactivate your Shopify store. After deactivating your store, you will not have access to your Shopify admin and your store will no longer be accessible to customers.

Here are the steps to deactivate your Shopify store:

  • Log in to your store as the store owner
  • From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Plan
  • Click Deactivate store
  • Confirm that you want to deactivate your store

It is important to note that Shopify Support cannot deactivate your store for you. You will need to deactivate your store yourself. Before deactivating your store, make sure to pay any outstanding charges that you might have.

After deactivating your store, you will not be able to create a new store using the same myshopify domain. However, you can create a new store with the same name, but with a unique myshopify domain.

Final Thoughts

Remember, it’s essential to think about your next moves after the Shopify trial ends if you want to secure the success of your eCommerce site. The price of Shopify plans vary, so make sure to select the best one for your needs. 

Just make sure you understand the process and potential implications if you choose to pause or terminate your account. If you keep going with the platform though, it can be a strong tool to help you grow and flourish in the world of eCommerce if you have the appropriate plan and approach.

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