Has there been any updates or progress on the ability to MERGE CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS that are duplicates? We have a ton and we basically began online sales in early March. This is really needed to keep up with past orders and preferences. We also offer rewards for our repeat customers and this system has really made tracking sales difficult.
Adding our voice to this too. This is desperately needed as it significantly impacts our customer experience and is a huge burden on our customer support efforts.
Are there any updates from Shopify on this?
This happens for us when a customer updates or changes their email address. They email us asking us to update their account email address but both emails (old and new) have orders placed on them so we can't merge the accounts.
We can merge profiles/email addresses on Klaviyo, it would be so helpful and great for customers if we could do this on Shopify too - it's really frustrating for customers.
No brainer value add for all Shopify customers. I don't see any downside or complications from adding the feature. It's a pain point that needs fixing
Replying as this is a needed service for our company as well. I'm unsure how it's happening. It's possible customers forget their email login and simply create a new account, sometimes they forget to login to complete their purchases. This feature is needed.
If you look around at the recent releases notice there is now going to be B2B customer accounts and all that implies, so yeah there is movement just no timelines or public details.
So merchants should still pursue solutions that are available now that fit their situation.
Any updates on merging customers in Shopify? From our end it looks like our customers have created multiple log ins and not purchasing in person.
This thread started in 2020. That is 2 years ago and
Yup, issues older than that this is just the biggest collection.
there have been over 25K views of this issue.
For perspective about features remember shopify is hosts millions of stores.
25k "views" is not a petition , it's barely a blip .
Always make direct feature requests to shopify support, then loudly and clearly let other merchants know you have and that they should too.
18 months later and still no way to merge customers. PLEASE help get this on the dev list. I’m judging from your questions about it to previous user, it isn’t on the list. How does a duplicate get made? Shopify makes the duplicate if a returning customer without an account makes a modification to their information on the shopping cart. Super annoying as we push shopping cart links (draft orders prepopulated with customer’s previous information) to customers all the time and there are 3/4/5/6 versions of them all with one order so you can’t delete. Only workaround I see is forcing the customer to make an account which we view as an obnoxious additional step.
Perhaps you could look into moving orders from one account to another.
If you're on an order detail page, near the customer name there is a three-dot icon. Clicking this will give you the option to "Remove customer". After doing that, the customer name will change into an input box where you can search for the account you want to move that order to.
As I said earlier in this thread, Shopify is working on it but this is not something you want to do half-assed as there are a lot of dependencies you need to take into account.
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Recently, I added a feature that automates the steps of changing the customer on an order as much as possible. Shopify doesn't give me enough access to automate all of it just yet so there is still some manual work.
I'm currently working on updates to the app that will make it easier to find and keep track of duplicate accounts.
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