I'm currently building a new site in Shopify (migrating across from a Romancart solution) and read that, when importing customers from the old system, you have to send them Shopify invite emails (from within the platform) in order for them to be able to activate their new Shopify accounts. I see that this can be done manually, but we have around 7,000 records, so the suggestions are that we'd need to use an app for this...
The thing is, I have just imported a test record (with firstname, lastname and email address as thats all we'll have) and when I then go to the site and 'sign-up' with those exact details on /account/register (as if I was a migrated user from our 'old site'), I am simply sent an account activation email which, when clicked, confirms my account and all looks good.
So my question is, why can't we just import all our customers, then send them all an email asking them to go to the site (/account/register) and 'sign-up' with their email address to confirm their account? Why would we use the Shopify 'Invite' tool/pay for a 3rd party app instead?
Thanks in advance for your help/explanation!