What are draft orders?

This article explains draft orders in Shopify

Varun Shinde

Last Update vor 2 Jahren


Apps can create orders for your customers and send them invoices from the Shopify admin or the Shopify app. The orders that your app creates on behalf of your customers are named draft orders. Draft orders are similar to the orders that your customers create for themselves. The draft order is converted to an order when the shop owner accepts payment for it.


  • Accept payment for an order that you make over the phone, in person, or elsewhere. When you accept payment for your draft order, an order is created for it on the Orders page.
  • Send invoices to customers to pay with a secure checkout link.
  • Use custom items to represent additional costs or products that aren't displayed in your inventory.
  • Re-create orders manually from any of your active sales channels.
  • Sell products at a discount or wholesale rates.
  • Take pre-orders.
  • Save the orders as a draft and resume working on it later. If you save your order as a draft, then you can update it later from the Drafts page in your Shopify admin.

If you use Shopify Payments with multiple currencies enabled, then you can send draft order invoices in your customer's local currency. Mark as paid, Mark as pending, and Pay by credit card options are available only in your store's default currency when accepting payment for draft orders. If you create a draft order invoice using another currency, and then you decide to use the Mark as paid, Mark as pending, and Pay by credit card options, then the currency defaults back to your store's currency.

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