A "Location" refers to either a physical place or an app from which you sell your products, ship your orders, or stock your inventory. Shopify has limits on how many locations you can have, and rules about what constitutes a location. This article will go over these limits and rules, and touch on some of the specifics.
What is a Location?
Locations refer to anywhere you sell products, ship orders, or stock inventory. They're often physical places, like stores or warehouses, but can refer to apps as well. Locations are used to manage inventory records, so the system knows which products are where. This is used for features like Local Delivery, or Curbside & In-Store Pickup, to make sure customers can receive products from their nearest location.
What are Shopify's Limits?
Shopify's limit on locations varies depending on your Shopify plan. Currently, this is how their limits work:
- Shopify Lite: 3 Locations
- Basic Shopify: 4 Locations
- Shopify: 5 Locations
- Advanced Shopify: 8 Locations
- Shopify Plus: 20 Locations
It's important to note that this only refers to physical locations that are currently in use. Locations that are deactivated, or that are apps, do not count towards this limit. If 20 physical locations is still too few, we recommend getting in touch with Shopify.
If you have any questions about the different shopify plans, or additional questions about how the location limits work, please don't hesitate to submit a support request.