I want to delete my development store

Siam_Hossen
Shopify Partner
2 0 1

I open a development store in shopify to learn theme development. now i want to delete my store. but i can not find any setting to delete it

I tried this : 

  1. Navigate to "Settings" (the gear at the bottom left corner).
  2. Select "Plan" in the left-hand panel.
  3. In the window that opens, select "Deactivate store".
  4. Choose a reason for deactivation and select "Continue".
  5. Enter your password and select "Deactivate store".  But i can not find deactivate option
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SwetaM
Shopify Partner
22 2 3

Hey @Siam_Hossen 

Thanks for reaching out to the Shopify Community.

If you're encountering difficulties, it could be due to the account you logged in with. Make sure to use the account that was used to create the development store.


P.s: Had encountered the same issue earlier.

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Maz
Shopify Staff
1149 127 175

Hi, @Siam_Hossen!

 

Great question! 

 

Please follow my steps below in order to do this:

  1. From your Partner Dashboard, click Stores or Shops.
  2. Beside the store you want to archive, click Actions > Archive.
  3. Click Archive store.

As mentioned by @SwetaM, please make sure you're logged into the correct account for the store you want to delete! If you cannot see any options to delete the store in question, then please reach out to our Partner's Support Portal by clicking on this link.

 

 

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httpete
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

I archived my dev store in my Partners account but I still see the store listed in my "normal" account where I have my prod store.
Is this normal?

Maz
Shopify Staff
1149 127 175

Hey, @httpete!

 

Thanks for joining this thread!

 

Would you be able to share a screenshot here so that I can investigate further and check if this is normal behaviour? 

 

Thanks a lot!

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phester17
Shopify Partner
22 1 6

Hi @Maz 

On the home page all stores are listed, even if they're archived:

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But I'm also wondering why there is no way to completely delete a development store? 

I mistakenly created a dev store in our Partners account, when I should have created it with in our Shopify Plus organization. Now the URL the company wanted me to use is unavailable for the Organization Development store because it's used in the Partner account 😅

Hopefully there's a way around this issue?

 

Thank you!

Erin

 

Maz
Shopify Staff
1149 127 175

Hey, @phester17!

 

Thanks for your response.

 

For some context, you can only archive the stores not fully delete them from view! I appreciate this is not ideal, and I will share this as feedback for our developers to take a look at. The only workarounds would be to transfer the store OR move the store to a paid plan store and cancel the subscription.

Hopefully this is something that they look into changing in the near future!

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