Contacting a Shopify store about an order

If you're a customer of a Shopify-hosted store, and you need help with an order that you placed in that store, then you need to contact the store directly. When you place an order at a store that uses Shopify, you’re ordering directly from that business. These businesses are responsible for their store policies, business practices, and the products that you buy.

In most cases, you can contact a store using the following methods:

  • calling by telephone
  • reviewing the order confirmation details for store contact information or order tracking updates
  • sending an email
  • using a contact us form found on the store's website
  • using a social media messaging app, such as Facebook Messenger

Tips for a better online shopping experience

To ensure positive online shopping experiences with Shopify-hosted stores, consider the following tips for online shopping:

  • Find store contact information: Look for dedicated email addresses, phone numbers, or support chat options that make it easy to get help before placing your order.
  • Read store policies: Look for links to store policies on the online store or checkout pages, and carefully review the details. For international shipping, it's important to determine if additional duties and taxes apply. If you have any questions, then don't hesitate to reach out to the store before making a purchase.
  • Check out securely: A secure online store checkout provides privacy protection and safeguards your personal information. Look for familiar payment methods, such as PayPal or Shop Pay. To identify a secure checkout, ensure that the checkout link begins with https://. The s in https:// indicates a secure connection.
  • Do your research: Read product reviews or use search engines like Google to gather information about a business and learn from other customers' experiences. Remember, if a deal seems "too good to be true", then it probably is.

By following these tips, you can enhance your online shopping experience and feel more confident in your purchases.

Find your order confirmation URL

To find your order confirmation URL, try the following steps:

  1. Find and open your order confirmation email.
  2. In the email, click View your order. You'll be redirected to the store's website where you can view information about your order.
  3. Examine the URL in your browser's address bar. Your URL should be similar to the following URL example:

Shop app

If you use the Shop app, then you can find helpful resources by visiting the Shop Help Center:

Shop Pay Installments

Shop Pay Installments is powered and serviced by Affirm and is only available on some stores. For information about Shop Pay Installments payments and financing, such as why you might not have been approved, visit the Shop Pay Installments Help Center, powered by Affirm.

Find the best ways to get help

Visit the Shop Help Center to learn how to contact a store or shipping carrier, or report an issue using the Shop app.

Privacy information for customers

Shopify provides software and hardware used by our merchants to run their businesses. We don't sell products directly to consumers. For information on how we might use your information at the direction of our merchants, refer to Privacy for Customers.

Report an issue with a Shopify store or merchant

To report a problem that you're having with a Shopify store or merchant, there are different forms that you can complete:

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