Can I Downgrade My Shopify Plan?

Yes, you can downgrade your Shopify plan.

While this may seem like a difficult task, it is actually more straightforward than you may think and can be done in just a few steps.

First, identify which plan you would like to downgrade to and make sure it is compatible with the services you require.

Next, log in to your Shopify account and select the “Account” tab.

On this page, you’ll see a list of plans to choose from.

Select the plan that you would like to switch to and then click "Confirm".

Once you’ve confirmed your new plan, you will need to adjust your billing settings to reflect the change.

To do this, you have to click on the “Billing” tab located in the “Settings” tab of your Shopify account.

From there, you can identify the plan you’ve switched to and adjust the billing settings to reflect the change.

The next step is to uninstall any unused apps or services.

Sign in to your Shopify account again and go to the “Apps” tab in the “Settings” page.

Click “Manage Apps,” and you will be able to see which of the apps you have installed are no longer compatible with the new plan.

Uninstall any of these apps that you do not plan to use and this will help reduce the cost of your new plan.

Finally, update the payment information associated with your account to the appropriate subscription plan.

To do this, click on the “Payment Settings” tab in the “Settings” page and enter the new information.

After completing all of the steps above, your Shopify plan should have been successfully downgraded and the new subscription plan should now be in effect.

You may find this process to be a lot simpler than you may have originally anticipated.

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The Takeaway

Downgrading from one Shopify plan to a lesser plan is a simple process that many business owners may consider when their current plan no longer meets their budget constraints or if they need to reduce their services.

Depending on the Shopify plan that you’re currently subscribed to, you may experience differences in the payment, features, and support available to you after downgrading.

Shopify offers a variety of subscription plans ranging from the Basic Shopify plan to the Advanced Shopify plan, all of which offer different levels of features, payment gateways, and support services.

To downgrade your plan, simply navigate to the Account page under the “Your Plan” tab and click on the “Downgrade” button next to the plan that you are currently subscribed to.

This will open a new page where you can select the plan you wish to switch to by checking the checkbox next to the plan name.

Once you have selected the plan that you would like to upgrade to, you can review the differences between it and your current plan by clickin on the “Compare Plans” tab.

Finally, once you are satisfied with your selection, click the downgrading button to officially activate the change.

When the process is complete, you will receive a confirmation email and a summary of any additional fees or services that may have been impacted by the downgrade.

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Terry Wingfield

A techy at heart, with over 10+ years of software engineering skills, and 5+ years experience in ecommerce, retention, and personalization.