How do I generate a customer account that doesn't need to be registered?

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What I mean by that question is, how do I create a customer account, with a password and login that I can send directly to them, instead of them having to register manually

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Hi C4guns,


You won't be able to create customers passwords manually for security reasons, but you can make the process a bit easier by sending customers account activation emails. This is how the process would look like:


1. Create Customer Accounts in Shopify:

  • Log in to the Shopify Admin.
  • Navigate to the "Customers" section.
  • Click on "Add customer" to manually add a new customer. Enter the customer's details, including their email address.
  • Or use the "Import" option in the Customers section to bulk import customer details using a CSV file. Ensure the CSV file has all the necessary details, including email addresses.


2. Send Account Activation Emails:

  • Once you've added the customers, they won't have passwords set up yet. Instead of setting passwords for them (which isn't secure), you can:
  • In the Customers section, select the customers you've just added.
  • From the "Bulk actions" dropdown, choose "Send account invite". This action will send an email to the selected customers with a link to activate their account.
  • Customers will receive an email with an activation link. By clicking on this link, they'll be directed to a page where they can set their password and activate their account.

Hope this helps!

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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Hi Liam,


I want to send a bulk invite as you have explained above but the option 'bulk actions' - 'send account invite' doesn't exist. So how do I do it?

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Correct, that option is not available!