Viewing stores in your Shopify organization admin

The store list includes the following information:

  • name
  • type
  • status
  • primary domain
  • currency
  • active sales channels

Store status

A store's status is either active or pending contract addition.

Descriptions of store statuses.
Status Description

Active stores are fully created stores that are ready to sell to your customers.

An active store isn't necessarily open to the public. Some setup for a new store might be required, such as adding products, staff, or sales channels.

Pending contract addition

Pending stores are newly created stores that might exceed your contract limits.

Pending stores become active after you've approved any additional charges, and the request has been processed by Shopify.

Store type

A store's type is its general purpose. The type might affect the billing or setup of the store, but won't restrict its features or capabilities.

Description of store types.
Store type Description
Billing store Your billing store is the first store opened in your contract, and is considered the primary store for your organization. Financial matters, such as billing, are accessible in the billing store. If you need to change the billing store in your organization, then contact Shopify Plus Support.
Expansion An expansion store is an additional store opened to complement your main store. This can be for the purposes of selling in different languages or currencies.
Retail A retail store created to sell in-person only.
Members only A members-only store created to sell only to employees or to a select number of members.
Wholesale A wholesale store created to sell to other businesses.
Development A development store created to let merchants experiment with themes, branding, or custom coding. Development stores are not intended for selling products.
Other A store created for a reason not included in other store types.

Store details

To view more information about a specific store, click that store's name on the Stores page. The Store details section provides in-depth information about the store.

Information available on the store details page.
Store detail Description
Store name Shows the name of the store as it appears on your website and in your customer notifications and marketing email messages.
Internal store name and identifier Shows the store name and its abbreviation that are used to identify the store in the global navigation menu. You can change the internal store name and identifier.
Store type Describes the store's primary purpose.
Store domain Shows the store's current primary domain, and whether there are other domains associated with the store.
Store currency Shows your store's primary currency, which is used in the store's product prices and report values.
Enabled currencies Shows the currencies that customers can use to pay for purchases. Enabled currencies only appear if you sell in multiple currencies.
Store access Shows the number of users in your organization that have access to the store.
Store owner Shows which user has store owner permissions. The store owner has full permissions within the store and can access its financial information.
Sales channels Shows which channels are currently active in the store, such as Online Store, Facebook, or Instagram.
Current theme Shows what theme is currently published in the store, and provides a preview of the store's appearance for both desktop and mobile.
Apps Shows the number of apps that are installed in the store, both publicly and privately created apps.

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