How can I create a display-only store without a cart or checkout process?

How can I create a display-only store without a cart or checkout process?

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Hi I am trying to create a store, I don't want to actually sell products on their and just want it to be view only store. How would I go about removing the cart and checkout process in the website?


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Hi @reformedia 


Great question! There are a few steps you can take to turn your website into a "catalog" of products vs an online shopping store. 


You can disable the checkout by moving the store to the Pause and Build plan, a reduced price plan that allows you to have a public facing website without an active checkout. While generally used for stores under construction, this is a great option for view only stores as well. You can learn more about this plan and the requirements to use it here: Help Center: Pause and Build Plan


For the cart/checkout/buy buttons on the website, those can be easily removed using the theme editor and a newer 2.0 theme. If your store is running on a vintage theme, then you would need a developer to assist you with this. Vintage themes are no longer available in our theme store, so any theme you've recently added will be compatible.


You can use the theme editor to easily add and remove certain elements, like buy buttons or add to cart. I always recommend replacing them with a button or link to your contact information for the business so that customers can easily reach out if they have questions. 


If you need help with removing or adjusting specific elements please share some screenshots of the area you want to change and the theme file you are working in. I'll do my best to help. 

Shay | Social Care @ Shopify 
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