Say Goodbye to Shopify: How to Close Your Online Store Data

Shopify has become one of the most popular e-commerce platforms, but sometimes business owners need to close their online store. If you’re in this situation, it’s important to know how to properly say goodbye to Shopify and make sure all your data is properly backed up and stored. This article will guide you through the process of closing your Shopify store, so you can start a new chapter for your business with peace of mind.

How To Delete Shopify Account

To delete your Shopify account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the “Account Details” section.
  4. Click on “Delete Account” button.
  5. Follow the prompts to confirm your account deletion.

Note that deleting your Shopify account will permanently remove all data associated with your store, including products, orders, customers, and themes. Before deleting your account, make sure to export any important data and transfer ownership of any domains registered through Shopify to another account.

How To Delete Shopify Store

To delete your Shopify store, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab in the lower-left corner of the admin panel.
  3. Select “Billing” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll down to the “Close store” section.
  5. Click on the “Close store” button.
  6. Follow the steps to close your store and permanently delete your Shopify account.

Please note that once you delete your Shopify store, all data will be lost and cannot be recovered. So, make sure to backup your data before proceeding with deletion.

How To Delete Tags On Shopify

To delete tags in Shopify, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify store’s admin panel.
  2. Click on the “Products” tab in the left-side menu.
  3. Locate the product that has the tag you want to delete.
  4. Click on the product to open its details page.
  5. Scroll down to the “Tags” section.
  6. Click on the tag you want to delete.
  7. Press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.
  8. Click on the “Save” button to save the changes.

Note: If you have multiple tags that you want to delete, you can repeat this process for each tag.

How To Delete Powered By Shopify

To remove the “Powered by Shopify” message from your Shopify store’s footer, you need to upgrade to a paid Shopify plan that includes the ability to remove the message.

Here are the steps to remove the “Powered by Shopify” message:

  1. Log in to your Shopify store’s admin panel.
  2. Click on the “Online Store” tab in the left-side menu.
  3. Click on the “Themes” section.
  4. Locate the theme you want to edit and click on the “Actions” button.
  5. Select “Edit code” from the drop-down menu.
  6. Locate the “footer.liquid” file in the “Sections” folder.
  7. Remove the line of code that displays the “Powered by Shopify” message.
  8. Click on the “Save” button to save your changes.

Note: The exact location of the “Powered by Shopify” message in the code and the process to remove it may vary depending on the theme you are using. If you are not familiar with coding, it is recommended to seek the help of a developer.

How To Delete Shopify Account After Trial

To delete your Shopify account after the trial period, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab in the lower-left corner of the admin panel.
  3. Select “Billing” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll down to the “Close store” section.
  5. Click on the “Close store” button.
  6. Follow the steps to close your store and permanently delete your Shopify account.

Please note that once you delete your Shopify store, all data will be lost and cannot be recovered. So, make sure to backup your data before proceeding with deletion.

How To Delete Test Orders In Shopify

To delete test orders in Shopify, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify store’s admin panel.
  2. Click on the “Orders” tab in the left-side menu.
  3. Locate the test order you want to delete.
  4. Hover over the order and click on the “…” button.
  5. Select “Delete” from the drop-down menu.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete the order.

Note: Deleting orders is permanent and cannot be undone, so make sure to double-check before you delete any orders. Additionally, you can only delete orders that have not been fulfilled, so if you have already fulfilled a test order, you will not be able to delete it.

How To Delete Shopify Store And Start Over

To delete your Shopify store and start over, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Go to the “Settings” section.
  3. Click on the “Billing” tab.
  4. Scroll down to the “Close your store” section.
  5. Click on the “Close store” button.
  6. Follow the prompts to close your store.

Note: Once your store is closed, all data associated with it will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Before closing your store, it is advisable to backup any data or information that you need.

How To Delete Domain On Shopify

To delete a domain from your Shopify store, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Go to the “Online Store” section.
  3. Click on the “Domains” tab.
  4. Click on the domain you want to delete.
  5. Click on the “Delete” button.
  6. Confirm the deletion by clicking the “Delete” button again.

Note: If you have a custom domain, you will need to update your DNS settings with your domain registrar to fully remove it from your Shopify store.

How To Delete Unfulfilled Orders In Shopify

To delete unfulfilled orders in Shopify, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Go to the “Orders” section.
  3. Click on the “Unfulfilled” filter.
  4. Check the box next to the order(s) you want to delete.
  5. Click on the “Actions” drop-down menu.
  6. Select “Delete orders.”
  7. Confirm the deletion by clicking the “Delete” button.

Note: Once an order is deleted, it cannot be recovered. It is recommended to only delete test orders or orders that have not been paid for. If an order has been paid for, it is better to fulfill it and mark it as completed instead of deleting it.

How To Delete A Page On Shopify

To delete a page in Shopify, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Go to the “Online Store” section.
  3. Click on the “Pages” tab.
  4. Click on the page you want to delete.
  5. Click on the “Delete” button.
  6. Confirm the deletion by clicking the “Delete” button again.

Note: Once a page is deleted, it cannot be recovered. If you want to temporarily remove a page from your online store, you can un-publish it instead of deleting it. To un-publish a page, go to the “Online Store” section, click on the “Pages” tab, click on the page you want to un-publish, and toggle the “Online status” switch to “off.”

How To Delete Photos From Shopify Library

To delete photos from your Shopify media library, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Go to the “Settings” section.
  3. Click on the “Files” tab.
  4. Find the photo(s) you want to delete.
  5. Check the box next to the photo(s).
  6. Click on the “Delete” button.
  7. Confirm the deletion by clicking the “Delete” button again.

Note: Once a photo is deleted from your Shopify media library, it cannot be recovered. If the photo is attached to any products, pages, or blog posts, it will be removed from those as well. Make sure to backup any important photos before deleting them.

Conclusion

Closing an online store can be a difficult decision, but it’s important to do it right to minimize the impact on your customers and ensure a smooth transition.

Learn more about e-commerce business management in our Shopify blog.

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