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How to Export Existing Customers to a CSV File on Shopify

Last updated: July 01, 2024
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As we have known from the last article about CSV format and how to import existing customers using the customer CSV. When building your online store with Shopify, you may need to export customers information to third-party systems for a lot of different accounting reason.

With Shopify, you can also do the reverse, exporting existing customers to a CSV file.

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How to export existing customers to a CSV file

Step 1: Go to Customers

After logging in and accessing Shopify admin interface, take a look at the menu list on the left side of the screen. At there, you will have to click Customers.

Step 2: Click Export

By clicking Customers, a section will appear with a list of your customers. In this section, you have to click on Export line beneath the Customers title.

How to export existing customers to a CSV file

Step 3: Select export option

The Export customers window will appear right after you click Export. In the window, you need to choose which customers’ data you want to export. There are some options you may consider:

Current page: the data of customers currently showing in the page on your screen will be exported.

All customers: literally, this option will export all customers’ data of your store.

Selected customer: you are also able to select several particular customers to export.

Current Search: choosing this allows you to export a filtered list of customers.

How to export existing customers to a CSV file

Step 4: Select format of the export

After choosing one of those export modes, you also have to choose format for your export after exporting customers data to csv files.

CSV for Excel, Numbers, and other spreadsheet programs: choose this if you are about to use a spreadsheet program to open your customers’ data

Plain CSV file: choose this option in case you want to use a plain-text editor to open the data.

Step 5: Confirm your export

Click on Export customers to confirm your sequence.


With Shopify, you can import and export data of your existing customers from different devices or software, using the customer CSV file. So easy and handy, isn’t it?

Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. He is an expert on the Shopify e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Sam loves talking about e-commerce and he aims to help over a million online businesses grow and thrive.

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