how to Disable checkout?

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Pariventhan_Ken
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how to Disable checkout in my online store ?

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Moira
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Hey @Pariventhan_Ken,

May I ask why you are wanting to deactivate your checkout? This will stop all customers from being able to purchase products from your store.

You do have the option to hide your Add to cart buttons on your storefront and reveal them again in the future. You will need to edit your theme HTML in order to make this change. You can follow the tutorial below for step by step instructions:

Important Coding Reminders:

  • We always suggest you first duplicate the theme and work in the duplicate. That way you can always go back to your previous version.

  • If you've changed theme files and need to revert them, you can roll back .liquid files individually to a time and date before you made the changes.

Support for your Shopify Theme:

All paid Shopify stores, using a Shopify-developed theme receive 60 minutes of complimentary design support. We provide this free of charge for Shopify themes if the change falls in line with our Design Policy. Our team tracks the time that they spend on each theme modification request that you make. If you're using a paid theme, then your theme was made by a third-party developer and Shopify's Support team can't help you with it. If you need help customizing a paid theme, then consider hiring a Shopify Expert. You can learn more about customizations that Shopify supports below:

If this interests you, you can visit https://bit.ly/3cJkx8V and log in to your account to create a support request, and we'd be happy to take a closer look.

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Moira
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
920 119 150

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @Pariventhan_Ken,

May I ask why you are wanting to deactivate your checkout? This will stop all customers from being able to purchase products from your store.

You do have the option to hide your Add to cart buttons on your storefront and reveal them again in the future. You will need to edit your theme HTML in order to make this change. You can follow the tutorial below for step by step instructions:

Important Coding Reminders:

  • We always suggest you first duplicate the theme and work in the duplicate. That way you can always go back to your previous version.

  • If you've changed theme files and need to revert them, you can roll back .liquid files individually to a time and date before you made the changes.

Support for your Shopify Theme:

All paid Shopify stores, using a Shopify-developed theme receive 60 minutes of complimentary design support. We provide this free of charge for Shopify themes if the change falls in line with our Design Policy. Our team tracks the time that they spend on each theme modification request that you make. If you're using a paid theme, then your theme was made by a third-party developer and Shopify's Support team can't help you with it. If you need help customizing a paid theme, then consider hiring a Shopify Expert. You can learn more about customizations that Shopify supports below:

If this interests you, you can visit https://bit.ly/3cJkx8V and log in to your account to create a support request, and we'd be happy to take a closer look.

Moira | Social Care @ Shopify
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Pariventhan_Ken
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Thank you Moira. I'm going to stop selling online for a brief time. I was able to comment on the code. It worked. Thanks for your help

Moira
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My pleasure @Pariventhan_Ken,

If you were wanting to stop selling for a while, we have a few other cost-effective options available:

  • Pause and Build plan allows you to pause your store and continue to work on it at a reduced cost of $9USD a month. You can still access your admin and work on your store, but your checkout will be disabled. Meaning customers can see your website and products but will not be able to purchase them. For more information on our pause and build plan please click here.

  • Fully Pause your store. This option pauses your store entirely for up to 3 months at no cost. You will not be able to access your admin nor will your website be visible. Your store will essentially be stopped until you reactivate, or when the 3 months are over and you are automatically switched to the pause and build plan. For more information on the full pause plan please click right here.

Note: To be eligible to pause your store using either Full Pause or Pause and Build, your store needs to be on a paid plan and at least 60 days past the free trial period. If your store doesn't meet these criteria, then you can't pause your store.

Don't hesitate to reach back out if you require any further assistance!

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Liam90
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Hi Moira,

Is Shopify going to implement an option to freely turn off/on your checkout? At present there is no simple way to do so, reason being;

Time off - we want the ability to just turn our store off for a week, so that we can take time off and I don't find the Pause & Build function actually caters toward this requirement, nor does adding a password to the store.

I want customers to still be able to view my store and I will put a clearly visible message on the website that says "We're away until 'x' date, checkout will be unavailable until 'x' date, but feel free to browse"

Can you please advise if Shopify plans on adding such feature in the near future?

Thank you,
Liam 

Moira
Shopify Staff
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920 119 150

Hi @Liam90,

 

Thank you for providing context around why having this feature will benefit you as a store owner. 

I will go ahead and submit your request to the developers as a feature update for the Shopify platform. It's not an immediate and guaranteed solution, however, we do consider your suggestions when we release updates on our platform. Updates will be published on our Shopify Changelog page:

 

 

At this point in time, the current workaround is to implement the storefront password but if you were wanting to keep your store open to the public, I would suggest adding an announcement banner to your home page stating that you are on a break and will be fulfilling orders on said date. Secondly, you could adjust the wording in your shipping settings to note "will be fulfilled on x date" to ensure customers are aware of the delay. I have seen multiple stores use this method successfully.

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