Using Shopify API with Shopify Lite plan

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I am creating a Gatsby store using Shopify with this Gatsby starter -
The starter needs a Shopify app (API) key used in the Gatsby query. The app works well in development mode in my partners account and I know I soon need to transfer it to the client account when I am done. The question now is, since I do not need the online store, can the client use the Shopify Lite plan ($9) and still get to use these API keys created?
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Shopify Staff
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Hey @Ikenna_Okpo,


Yes, you can use the API even if a store isn't using the Online Store sales channel.


The Online Store sales channel can be removed from the "Settings" > "Sales Channels" page in the Shopify admin. If the client has already chosen the Basic($29) plan this will move them to the Lite plan automatically, otherwise if the store is still in trial/development removing the Online Store channel will allow them to pick the Lite($9) plan when choosing a plan.

JB | Developer Support @ Shopify 
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