Shopify is one of the most recognized eCommerce platforms you can find on the internet. Shopify offers you a platform where you can build your online storefront and sell your products. It also integrates with major apps, social media websites, print-on-demand partners, and dropshipping companies, making your selling process flexible.
Shopify stats show that almost everybody wants to try the exclusive services of Shopify before purchasing a subscription. Fortunately, Shopify is offering a 14-day free trial to new users. And you might need a helping hand on getting started with the free trial.
In this post, I will help you claim the Shopify free trial with a step-by-step guide. I have explained each step with caution so you can follow the necessary steps and avoid unexpected auto-deducts.
Let’s get started here.
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How to Claim Shopify Free Trial?
Here’s a complete guide on claiming Shopify’s 14-day free trial.
Step #1. First, you need to visit Shopify’s official website. Or click here to reach the homepage directly. Find the “14-day free trial” button and click on it to start the process.
Step #2. The system will ask you to enter your email, password, and store name to create a new account. After filling in all the details, click on the “Create your Store” button to move toward the next page.
Step #3. Next, the system will ask you a few questions so they can help you get started accordingly. You can either answer the questions and click on the Next button or just click on Skip to move forward.
Step #4. On the next page, you will need to fill in your business address details which include your name, address, apartment, city, region, state, zip code, and phone number. After filling all the necessary fields, click on Enter my Store.
Step #5. Now, your store is open, and you can add custom themes to give your store a look. You can also add a domain, products, and pages. This is a basic free trial with limited features. If you want to use advanced features, you can choose a plan for your free trial by clicking the “Select a plan” button from the top right corner.
Step #6. On the next page, Shopify’s pricing plans will appear. You can compare the features and click on the “Choose this plan” button to get started with your desired plan.
Step #7. Next, you will land on the checkout page. Don’t worry, the pricing will stay at $0. Here, you will only need to fill up credit card and billing address details. It is a mandatory process to start the free trial with a premium plan. Click on Start Plan after filling in the details.
This is how you can start your 14-day free trial with a Shopify premium plan.
Note: If you don’t want to continue with the plan, I suggest you cancel the subscription before your free trial ends. Otherwise, after the free trial, it will auto-deduct the payment according to your chosen plan.
Shopify Free Trial Features
Here are the features you can access after claiming your free trial.
- Add multiple products and their details
- Create a collection and add your product list
- Ability to select a third-party payment provider
- Access to Shopify Theme Store and App Store
- Access to Shopify POS app (If you plan to sell in person)
You will get these basic features with the free trial without selecting any Shopify premium plan. The features can vary if you are using a free trial with a premium subscription.
Shopify Pricing Plans
Currently, Shopify offers three plans to their users. Each of them is available in monthly, yearly, 2-year, and 3-year formats. You can upgrade to a premium plan once your free trial ends. Let’s have a look at the plans.
Basic – $29/month or $26/month if paid annually
Shopify’s Basic plan is an ideal plan for new eCommerce businesses.
- 2 User/admin access
- 4 inventory locations
- Unlimited products
- Basic weekly reports
- Abandoned cart recovery
- 2.0% transaction fees
Shopify – $79/month or $71/month if paid annually
This is Shopify’s most popular plan and best suited for growing businesses.
- All Basic plan features
- 5 User/admin access
- 5 inventory locations
- Standard weekly reports
- 1.0% transaction fees
Advanced – $299/month or $266/month if paid annually
Shopify’s Advanced plan comes with more profitable features. The plan is best for well-established businesses with high-volume sales.
- All Shopify plan features
- 15 User/admin access
- 8 inventory locations
- Advanced weekly reports
- 0.5% transaction fees
- Third-party calculated shipping rates
- Duties and import taxes
You can get an additional 20% discount on 2-year and 25% discount with 3-year plans (when paid upfront).
Conclusion: Shopify Free Trial (2022)
Shopify has decreased its free trial limits to 14 days. It used to be 90 days, then it changed into 60 days, and now it’s only 14 days.
Due to their high demand, the trial period may be reduced or completely terminated at any time. So, make sure to grab the offer as soon as possible. Shopify also offers promotional free trials in some particular regions. Keep an eye on those offers as well.
No, Shopify does not offer a 90-day free trial offer. Shopify ran this promotional offer during the Covid-19 pandemic to help sellers. Now Shopify only offers a 14-day free trial.
Shopify does not ask for your credit card details when you sign for the free trial. If you do decide to purchase a plan after the free trial, only then you need to provide them with your card details.
Yes, you can ask for an extension on your Shopify free trial, but you need to have a valid reason for asking for the extension. As soon as they approve your request, you will get an extension.
Shopify does not allow you to sell products during the free trial. To sell products, you need to have an active subscription to Shopify.
To drop ship your products on Shopify, you will need a subscription to Shopify.
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