The Shopify Plus Certified App Program: Connecting Plus Merchants with Best-in-Class Apps

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As merchants scale and grow with

Shopify Plus
ORG

, their needs become more complex and specific. This creates an opportunity for Shopify app developers to step up and help address those advanced needs.

But standing out to these brands can be challenging. Plus merchants need to know that your app can handle their specific requirements, and you need a way to prove that your product can manage their complex needs. This is why we’ve introduced

the Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

—a program for developers who provide a level of product quality that meets the advanced requirements of

Shopify Plus
ORG

merchants.

Let’s jump into what this means for you.

Build apps for Shopify merchants Whether you want to build apps for

the Shopify App Store
ORG

, offer custom app development services, or are looking for ways to grow your user base,

the Shopify Partner Program
ORG

will set you up for success. Join for free and access educational resources, developer preview environments, and recurring revenue share opportunities. Sign up

What is

the Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

?


The Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

is for best-in-class technology solutions chosen for their quality and alignment with Plus merchant needs. Each app is formally reviewed by

the Shopify App Review and Quality Assurance Team
ORG

, to ensure it meets advanced requirements in the areas of proven usefulness, infrastructure + performance, merchant support, security, and privacy.

Apps that meet the application requirements are then added to

the Shopify Plus Certified App Partner Directory
ORG

and a dedicated collection within

the Shopify App Store
ORG

. This lets Shopify Plus merchants easily identify which apps are best suited to solving their specific needs.

The benefits for Shopify app developers


Being a Shopify Plus Certified App Partner
ORG

comes with a number of benefits for developers. In addition to being included in exclusive

Shopify Plus
ORG

directories, you’ll also gain access to special channels to help support you on your business journey. These include:

Strategic partnership managers:

Every Shopify Plus Certified App Partner
ORG

will be connected with a strategic partnership manager at Shopify. This person will act as your day-to-day contact and will help you identify, nurture, and realize opportunities.

Technical consultations: Certified app partners will gain exclusive access to our developer success team, who will share updates on our roadmap, help with technical enablements, and guide you through enhancements to our API and platform capabilities.

Greater visibility: Certified app partners will be provided with an exclusive program badge to be used across their online and offline assets. These badges give partners heightened visibility to Plus merchants.

More referrals: Being a part of

the Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

means that your app will be recommended more often to merchants by internal Shopify teams.

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What we’re looking for and how to apply

To apply to

the Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

, please review the criteria and submit your application online.

This program will require that all partners provide the following:

Support :

24/7
CARDINAL

access to app partner support

:

24/7
CARDINAL

access to app partner support

Security
ORG

and privacy : Trusted and secure information and data handling

: Trusted and secure information and data handling Performance : Advanced app performance and integration standards

: Advanced app performance and integration standards Innovation: Leading edge adoption of our latest product developments

In particular, we’re looking for partners who have a record of success with

Shopify Plus
ORG

merchants, and who complement Shopify’s platform. Your app should introduce or enhance existing capabilities. We’re inspired by developers that focus on doing

one
CARDINAL

thing very well, giving merchants new ways to start, sell, and scale together.

As an example of the kind of capabilities we’re looking for in applicants, take a look at our current certified app partners and the kind of solutions their apps provide.

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ORG

:

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Offer the best in technology solutions

We will be certifying new app partners in the most important and innovative technology categories in commerce. Designed with merchants and partners at the forefront,

the Shopify Plus Certified App Program
ORG

is a new approach that will continue to keep pushing the boundaries of commerce.

If you’re a Shopify Partner building technology solutions, join us in building for some of the biggest brands in the world.