How to Backup Shopify Store (Free and Paid Options)

Backing Up Shopify Store

Have you ever lost a lot of really important data? Have you ever felt a moment of panic where you thought you did?

When it comes to your business, it is too valuable to lose any data and that panic isn’t worth it. Having a backup is vital and this is how you manually backup your store’s data.


  1. Log in to both stores as the store owner.
  2. Make sure that the new store is on the same subscription plan as the original store.
  3. Select the same theme in the new store, or upload a theme file from your computer.
  4. Export CSV files to back up the following types of store information:
    • Products
    • Customers
    • Orders
    • Gift card codes
    • Discount codes
    • Financial data
  5. Prepare your product media for export.
  6. Import the CSV files for your products and customers using one of the following ways:
  7. From the Products and Customers pages in the Shopify admin.
  8. Using the Import store app. With the Import store app, you can import your CSV files together.
  9. If you didn’t create collections by adding a column to the product CSV file, then you can create them manually in the new store.
  10. Reinstall your apps.
  11. Manually reconfigure your store settings, for example taxes, shipping, checkout, and payments.
  12. Optional: Copy and paste your blog posts and online store pages.
  13. Optional: Rebuild your online store navigation.

The data backed up is in a CSV format.
To help you get a little familiar of the manual process read on to know what to expect next.

Learn more about data exporting/importing.
I have included videos to give you a better understanding of what that process looks like.

Exporting CSV File
Importing CSV File

A backup strategy isn’t something to focus on just one day of the year. It should be a part of your business routine.

If you would like to automate this process you have options.
Included are the top 3 backup apps that will keep your data backed up and give you peace of mind.

Top 3 Shopify Backup Apps

Rewind Backups – by Rewind

Automated Store Backups. Easily Undo, Recover, and Restore.

Basic $3 /mo
Growth $9 /mo
Pro $39 /mo
Plus/Enterprise $99 /mo

Automatic Backups by Talon Commerce

Undo Mistakes, Recover, and Restore.

See the app in action with a live demo – Sample Store

Basic $9 /mo
Business $19 /mo
Business Plus $35 /mo
Enterprise $69 /mo

Backup by

An automated, secure backup solution for your Shopify store

Starter $4.99 /mo
Standard $19.90 /mo
Premium $79.90 /mo

Final Thoughts

If you are on a budget and have time. Backing up your data manually should be something routinely scheduled.

As soon as you can afford to pay for a monthly backup service, you should implement it.

Backed up can be used for duplicating and restoring your Shopify store.
We can’t predict if and when a disaster will happen but knowing that you can click a few buttons to restore your data is the freedom of anxiety and worry that you want.

Note: after further review Rewind Backups by Rewind seems to be the best for my business and I wanted to share a demonstration of how easy it is to use.

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