The lite option was literally there 2 days ago and it looks like there has been a minor site refresh, I only have the Button sales channel enabled. I haven't changed anything on the account and its gone from teh plan options. There is a 'Starter' option at the bottom but its a different price (£5 and the Lite was £7) so I don't think its the same thing
Welcome to the Shopify Community and thanks for sharing your question here!
You mentioned that the Shopify Lite plan option was available a couple of days ago however, it's no longer available. You're only seeing the Shopify Starter Plan option for £5. Not to worry as I'll be able to share more information on plan changes and share applicable resources.
Our Shopify Starter Plan is a new $5 USD/month plan that will be replacing the existing Shopify Lite Plan at $9 USD/month for new merchants. The Shopify Starter plan is geared toward new sellers/merchants who want to sell to customers via social media channels or messaging apps, without maintaining an online store. The Shopify Starter Plan is similar to the Lite Plan as it doesn't include an online store. It has additional features that are not included in the Lite Plan.
You're able to create product links which you can share on social media posts or in messages.
You can also use Shopify's link-in-bio tool, Linkpop, to keep all your product listings in one place.
Some features available on the Shopify Starter Plan are:
I recommend checking out our Shopify Starter Plan resource from the help center to learn more about the features and benefits of this new plan.
What kind of online business do you have and what types of products do you sell? With the Shopify Starter Plan, you can utilize the available sales channels to advertise your products across the internet. This is also a great way to boost brand visibility and create customer engagement.
With the replacement of the LITE plan with the STARTER plan, will existing LITE users still be able to use the BUY BUTTON feature? Will existing BUY BUTTONS on custom websites still work? Will we be able to create NEW BUY BUTTONS for additional products?
Thanks for joining the thread and sharing your questions.
To clarify, yes Shopify Lite existing users will still be able to use the Buy Button feature, create new Buy Buttons for additional products and continue to use Buy Buttons on custom websites.
Let us know if you have any further questions!
I recommend checking out our Shopify Starter Plan resource for more information on the benefits and features.
What kind of business are you looking to start?