Creating stores in Shopify Plus with Organization Settings

To create a new store, you need to have the Stores permission.

When you create a store, it's usually added right away. However, if the requested store exceeds your contract limits, then a trial store is created instead. A request is sent to Shopify Plus to add the additional store, and you'll be prompted to approve an extra fee. Within a few days, your request will be processed and your trial store is upgraded. You'll be sent an email confirming the change.

Considerations for creating a new store

When you create a store in an organization, you become the new store's owner. To change a store's owner after it's been created, you need to use that store's Shopify admin.

During the process of creating a store, you're asked to provide a purpose for your new store. The purpose that you select might affect the billing or setup of your store, but won't restrict its features or capabilities. If you're not sure which option to choose, then contact Shopify Plus Support.

Importing data from an existing store

When you create a store, you can import the following data from a store that already exists in your organization:

  • themes
  • files

Considerations for importing themes into a new store

When you import a theme into a new store, any references to files that are hard-coded in that theme continue to point to the files in the original existing store. If a file in the original store is deleted, then the link to that file is broken in the theme in your new store. To prevent links from being broken, make sure that you import files when you import themes, and that you update any URLs in your theme so that they point to the files in your new store.

Create a new store from Organization Settings

To create a new store, you need to have the Stores permission.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings.
  2. In the Organization section, click Stores.
  3. Click Create store.
  4. In the Store type section, select the purpose of your new store.
  5. In the Profile section, enter a name and an URL.
  6. Optional: In the Internal name and icon section, enter a name and a two-letter or three-letter initial for the store. The name and initials that you enter in this section are displayed within the Shopify admin only, and aren't displayed to customers.
  7. To import themes, do the following:
    1. In the Import data from a store section, click Select store.
    2. Select the store that you want to import from.
    3. Click Import themes.
    4. Select the themes that you want to import.
    5. Optional: To import files, select Files.
  8. Click Create Store.

You can now log in to the store and start adding details.

Configuring store-specific settings and information

To configure settings for a specific store, such as its payment providers or shipping settings, use that store's Shopify admin.

To make any of the following changes, contact Shopify Plus Support:

  • change a store from development to production
  • deactivate or close a store
  • downgrade your store's Shopify subscription plan
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