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Version: 3.0 (beta)


Saleor is a 12-factor application that is configured using environment variables. We recommend using Docker because it takes care of all of the necessary dependencies.


You will need to install Docker Desktop and Docker Compose before following the instructions below.


To install Docker Desktop on Windows Home. Please follow the instructions.

Installation using Docker Compose#

The following steps need to be performed inside a terminal window (Windows user may prefer to use the Windows Terminal but the Command Prompt will also work).

Clone the repository and build Docker images:

git clone --recursive --jobs 3cd saleor-platformdocker-compose build

Saleor uses shared folders to enable live code reloading. If you're using Windows or MacOS you will need to:

  • Add the cloned saleor-platform directory to the list of shared directories in Docker (Settings -> Shared Drives or Preferences -> Resources -> File sharing).
  • Make sure that in Docker preferences you have dedicated at least 5 GB of memory (Settings -> Advanced or Preferences -> Resources -> Advanced).

Apply database migrations, collect static assets:

docker-compose run --rm api python3 migratedocker-compose run --rm api python3 collectstatic --noinput

Optionally populate the database with sample data and create the admin user:

docker-compose run --rm api python3 populatedb

Finally, create yourself an admin account:

docker-compose run --rm api python3 createsuperuser

Running the services#

Use the following command to run all Saleor containers (from within the saleor-platform directory):

docker-compose up

Both storefront and dashboard are quite big frontend projects and it might take up to a few minutes for them to compile depending on your CPU. If nothing shows up on port 3000 or 9000 wait until Compiled successfully shows in the console output.


Make sure Docker and Docker Compose work before attempting to run Saleor. We won't be able to assist with your Docker installation.

Make sure you've read the warning about Windows 10 Home. Windows versions before Windows 10 are not officially supported.

If you encounter other problems, see Support.