Why does my store say Preview?

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I am still in the free trial phase but have removed the password and am ready to go live and start accepting orders. In the bottom left corner I see “Store preview: Debut” (debut is the theme). Why is it saying Preview? Will my buyers see that? Is it because I’m still during the free trial period? Will the store fully work under the preview condition?

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Generally, no, your visitors will not see store preview message.

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The preview option does not have anything to do with you being on trial, but rather giving you a view into what your store will look like with the changes you've made via the theme editor, or to a product/collection you have yet to publish. 

You'll only see the preview option when viewing your store while logged in and/or when editing your theme. If you access your store via a different browser/device or through Google Chrome Incognito mode you'll see that the preview option does not appear. 

Your store will be fully operational when previewing it other than you may not be able to initiate or complete the checkout process (which isn't needed for previewing your store)

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