I am a Shopify Partner and have designed a couple of stores and handed them off as usual.
I am now 're-designing' a store for a client who is an existing Shopify merchant. The re-design is now going to basically be a completely new design so I am thinking the best process will to:
-Design a new store separately as a new development.
- Export Products, inventory and customer CSV
- Import CSVs to new store
- Point the domain to the new store
My question is firstly, is this the best process. Secondly, what happens when I hand the store over, can they accept the store in their existing plan or will they need to cancel and get a new account?
Any advice much appreciated. I want to reduce the downtime so designing separately seems the best idea.
for the first question:
yes it's good approach, but you can also use theme kit so that you are able to use your code editor and git.
for the second:
The new owner receives an email with instructions to create the account and select a plan. Until your client accepts the transfer, the store is paused. After the client begins paying for a Shopify plan, you start to receive your recurring commission.
After you've transferred a store to your client, you can also send them the Merchant Handoff Kit. Make sure to provide them with information about:
the above instructions for the second quoted from Shopify help center page, see the full post Here .
I have a question for you, can I inbox you?
Thanks for the response, much appreciated. Sure you can inbox me.
Regarding the second part through, they already have a subscription and active account for their existing site. So usually someone would select their plan when I transfer ownership etc but they already have a plan. So would this new website import into their existing account, or would it be a problem.