Creating a draft order

New orders created in Edit Order can be saved as draft orders in Shopify. Save as draft gives you the customization options available through Edit Order with the added flexibility of draft orders. Save as draft will also allow you to accept a regular transaction through Shopify Payments without the need to send a payment request through Edit Order. This article will show you how to create a draft order using Edit Order.

Create a draft order

1. From the Orders listing page in your Shopify Admin, click More Actions, then click Edit Order

2. When you’ve finished working on your new order, click More Action, then Save as Draft in the upper right corner

3. You will now be redirected to your new draft order

PLEASE NOTE: Edit Order applies pricing decreases in the form of a line item discount. This means that if you edit a draft order you created using Edit Order again, the discount will be applied via a line item discount. You may need to remove this line item discount to accurately reflect your edits: 

Known Limitations

Not all features of Edit Order are available for Save as Draft due to limitations in Shopify’s API. Here are the current known limitations in Save as Draft for Edit Order:

  • Changes to product and variant titles on draft orders
  • Order numbers cannot be changed or assigned
  • Increases to product pricing are not allowed when creating or editing draft orders. You can, however, add line items as custom products in order to increase a product’s price

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