Free products and checkout

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I am running a Shopify trial. Since we are using a trial version we don't know what happens when someone clicks the checkout button, because we then see the message that you must pick a plan first. So what I want to know is that when we offer products that don't have a price, so the price is zero, and the customer select 3 products that are free, what happens when that customer clicks the checkout button. Will they be routed to a payment provider, or is the checkout fulfilled?




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Hey there, @markusdnx 


Bo here from Shopify Support! 


That's a really great question. When your customer gets to the checkout, regardless of whether their item is free or not, they are still required to fill in their details. They will be brought to the first page of checkout where they will need to fill out their details such as their email, full name, and shipping address. They will then be brought to a second page where they can choose a shipping option and if the shipping is free, then they will be finished. If you are charging for shipping on these free items they will be brought to a payment screen where they will fill in their payment details. 


As this is your first post in the Shopify Community I would like to welcome you! Welcome! I would recommend reading our guide on getting support from the Shopify Community here so you are best equipped when looking for support through these forum boards. I would also recommend taking a look at our introductory guide to Shopify here in our Help Center. The Help Center is packed with brilliant resources on everything Shopify-related to help you get started. 


What is it that you are planning on selling with Shopify? I would love to know more about your business so that I can provide more specific resources to help you get started.


In the meantime, as you are getting prepared to launch your store soon I would definitely recommend taking a look at our Essential Shopify Store Launch Checklist before going live to make sure you don't miss anything. We also have this great Buyer Trust 101 post which goes through how to make your store more trustworthy to customers so that they will check out.


All the Best,


Bo | Social Care @ Shopify 
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