Creating a development store

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


  1. Log in to your Partner Dashboard.
  2. Click Stores.
  3. Click Add store.
  4. In the Store type section, select Development store.
  5. In the Login information section, enter a name for your store and a password that you can use to log in. By default, the email associated with your Partner Dashboard is used as the username, but you can change that if you want.
  6. In the Store address section, enter your client’s address.
  7. In the Store purpose section, select Build a new store for a client.
  8. Click Save.

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