Creating a development store

Before you can create a development store, you need to have a Shopify Partner account.


  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Stores.
  2. Click Add store > Create development store.
  3. In the Development store use section, select Create a store for a client.
  4. In the Store details section, enter a name for the client's store. The store name is used to create the store's URL. This URL can't be changed.
  5. Choose the country or region where the client's business is located. This information is used to set up default shipping rates and recommend region-appropriate apps.
  6. Click Create development store.

When you're done working on a development store, you can hand it off to a client or archive it.

Learn more about the features and limitations of development stores.

Next: Learn the basics of setting up a Shopify store