Is it possible to avoid paying subscription fees until my store is ready?

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I am new to Shopify and want to explore/play with the platform before going live with a store. Is there a way to do this without paying the subscription? I am aware of the 14 day free trial, but I am hoping for an option that would last at least a couple months. Thank you!

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Cal here from Shopify, thanks for reaching out to us. The 14-day free trial is the current limit on trial time, although we always aim to help merchants with store setup, and we can extend that for a while longer if need be and if it is requested. 

However, we do currently have a Pause and Build plan which may suit you! It will require subscribing to our Basic Plan (29USD), and then downgrading to the Pause and Build plan which is 9USD a month. This will convert the difference in the two plans' prices into subscription credits, which will be used in subsequent invoices. 

Let me know your thoughts! 

Cal | Social Care @ Shopify
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