Customer accounts let your customers log in to view their orders, profile information, and saved addresses. When a customer logs in, the details stored in their account are auto-filled during checkout for a faster checkout experience.
There are two versions of customer accounts: classic and new customer accounts. The new customer accounts are available only to stores on the Shopify Plus plan and other select stores.
If you have access to the new customer accounts, then both classic and new customer accounts are available to you and can be used by your customers. You can control how customers can log in and which version of customer accounts is used in your online store.
To verify which customer accounts version you have in your store, check how the checkout settings page is displayed in the Settings page of your Shopify admin:
- If your checkout settings page is displayed as Checkout and account, then you have the classic and new customer accounts.
- If your checkout settings page is displayed as Checkout, then you have only the classic customer accounts.
Review the following table to learn more about classic and new customers accounts:
|Feature||Classic customer accounts||New customer accounts|
|Login experience||Customers can log in using an email and a password||Customer can log in using a one-time six-digit verification code that's sent to their email address|
|Account creation||Customers accept account invites or create a new account from the login page||Accounts are created when a customer logs in using an email address|
|Branding||Uses branding from your online store theme settings||Uses branding from your checkout settings|
|Order history and status||✔||✔|
|Supports self-serve returns||✘||✔|