Getting started with Reach

New to Shopify?

If you're setting up a Shopify store for the first time, we recommend taking a gander at the Shopify  Help Center for a full overview of the platform.

In our article  Getting Started: Shopify Basics, we cover the essentials for getting your store up and running, including adding products, setting up collections, and creating a blog. Once you've got these things set up, you'll be in a good position to start customizing your theme.

Upload your new theme

If you purchased your theme directly from Shopify, it will be automatically installed when you log into your Shopify admin.

If you purchased your theme from, you'll receive your theme as a .zip file named something like

Once you've downloaded the theme file, go to your Shopify admin dashboard and navigate to Online Store Themes. Then click Upload theme, select your theme file from your computer, and click Upload.

Your new theme will show up below your current theme. At this point, it is  installed, but not published. This means you can build up the Reach theme while you keeping your current theme live. When you're ready to unveil your new look to the world, select Publish theme from the Actions drop-down.