There is no link or navigation to register and pay for shopify lite.. I get to the lite area but it has only the option of a 14 day trial which rejects me because i did that in the past and tries to redirect me to the 3 regular shopify options without any link to just purchasing lite. I WANT TO PAY AND JOIN NOW. Is this how it is going to be? catch 22?
Eunice here from Shopify. Thanks for posting and welcome to the Community!
The Lite plan can be enabled by removing the Online Store sales channel.
Steps for selecting the Lite plan
1. Under Settings > Plans and Permissions select the Compare plans link under Plan details:
2. You will then be brought to a page detailing available plans. For merchants on their free trial and merchants with the Online Store channel included in their subscription, there is text indicating that the Online Store is included in their current plan, with an option to "Add/remove":
3. Click on Add/remove to be redirected to Settings > Sales Channels. Then you can click the trash can icon to remove the Online Store:
4. After confirming your decision in the resulting dialogue box, you will now see the Lite option under Settings > Account.
If you run into any issues with the above steps please let me know here.