Shopify as an Information Website, No Shopping Cart

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I have a client who currently has an informational website to showcase her products. Any customers who want to buy will either email or call her for pricing. We're exploring Shopify. Is it possible to use Shopify as an informational site and have customers place a product sales request via email or order and my client can fulfill that order and contact them? No actual shopping cart credit card checkout. We need to house the products right now on a site so my client can eventually decide if she wants to sell retail or wholesale or both. Then we would use Shopify's shopping cart, checkout, and shipping features. 

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Hello Stephanie,

i don't think you can remove the checkout and cart pages completely but you can hide them by modifying the shopify theme to remove the add to cart button on product page and also remove the cart icon from the header.

and whenever you wanna sell online and accept payments you can show them back.

 

but if you're not planing to use Shopify features soon i would recommend with another platform or custom built site to fit your needs without monthly payments.

 

H. Azzam
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I know my client wants to eventually use all the Shopify amenities eventually so I don't want to build their site on another platform like VSCode and then have to rebuild it all on Shopify later. So I thought we could just add all their products on Shopify for now and not utilize the shopping cart and payment.

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you can modify the theme to hide the cart icon and the add to cart button,

but the problem is customers would have to send the emails manually or through a phone call.

you can add the contact details under the product description, if that's what you want.

but customers wouldn't be able to click a button and send email with the product they choose, they will have to do it manually.

 

if that's what you're looking for you can use a free theme like Debut and modify it.

H. Azzam
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That would work because my clients already contact her through a phone call or email. If I do that, can we not display the price? Just the product info?

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ya you can modify the theme however you want.

if you don't have any coding experience i would recommend hiring someone to do it for you so you won't break the site.

i can help you set it up and modify the theme for you.

 

if you're interested you can close this thread and contact me in private messages.

H. Azzam
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@StephanieM 

 

No coding required really all you need to do is set up your store just how you want it and then instead of setting up a payment gateway simply add manual payment method called for example "Purchase Request" detail on how to do this here https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/manual-payments

 

You can then use the translation feature in the theme to rename various aspects of the checkout to fit this model https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/checkout-settings/checkout-language 

 

if you want to hide price elements just use the {% comment %} {% endcomment %} tags around anything that contains varaint.price or product.price in the theme code 

 

or alternatively, target all the pricing throughout the store with something like Guide Price by adding it to your settings in the theme https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/payments/currency-formatting

 

so something like 'Guide Price {{ amount }}'

 

Hope this helps if you need assistance, reach out to us 

 

Many Thanks

Mike

 

 

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Thank you!
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Thanks Mike!
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No problem feel free to reach out if you need anything further glad we could help 

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