What’s New for Partners and Developers at Shopify

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:28 am

Welcome to our monthly DATE product newsletter for Shopify Partners and Developers ORG . Read on for important updates and new features.

On September 25 DATE , we launched our new one CARDINAL -page checkout to all Shopify merchants who have upgraded to checkout extensibility. It’s a redesigned experience that’s shorter, faster, and more intuitive for buyers. Rest assured, your extensibility-based customizations are fully compatible with the one CARDINAL -page checkout. We do recommend you test your app if it’s built for the three CARDINAL -page checkout to ensure you are providing the best merchant and buyer experience across both layouts.

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Admin action extensions enable you to deeply integrate your apps with the Shopify admin so merchants can interact with your app without having to switch contexts. Admin action extensions can be used to create and deploy transactional workflows that appear as modals on the Orders, Products ORG , and Customers pages of Shopify admin.

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It has been just over a year since we launched Hydrogen ORG and Oxygen ORG in general availability. Since then, our headless commerce stack has continued to evolve with the power of Remix and with significant enhancements to its performance and developer experience. Visit hydrogen.shopify.dev to learn more, and check out the links below to see what merchants are building with Hydrogen ORG and to access development resources:

Shopify Functions now includes new values in their input query GraphQL schema, including a `shop` field , `localTime` field that provides the current date, and a `metafield` field that provides access to shop-level metafields. Function configuration also now uses target identifiers, making the configuration process more similar to configuring other app extensions.

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Localization of function titles and descriptions is now supported. This enables functions displayed in the Shopify Admin ORG , such as new discount types, to be easily translated into the merchant’s native language.

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Checkout PRODUCT extensibility is a better way to customize the Shopify Checkout that’s app-based, upgrade-safe, and more performant than checkout.liquid. It’s currently available for in-checkout pages and in developer preview for the thank you and order status pages.

For the month of October DATE , join us on Discord ORG for checkout extensibility AMAs every Thursday DATE

between 1pm and 2pm EST TIME . Plus, tune in on October 12 DATE for a special preview of the upgrade experience on the thank you and order status page coming soon.

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It’s now possible for merchants using Hydrogen ORG or the Headless Channel ORG in the admin to offer bundles with Shopify. Whether it’s creating fixed bundles and multipacks with our free app Shopify Bundles PERSON , using one CARDINAL of these updated bundle apps for more bundle support, or using our APIs (Shopify Plus merchants or Shopify partners only) to create a custom bundle offering, more merchants can increase their average order value and offer a more curated customer experience with product bundles on Shopify.

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As of October 2023 DATE , all English LANGUAGE -language primary app listings are automatically translated into 8 CARDINAL languages ( Brazilian NORP

Portuguese NORP , Danish NORP , Dutch NORP , French NORP , German NORP , Simplified Chinese NORP , Spanish NORP , and Swedish NORP ) when submitted for publication in Shopify’s App Store ORG . We have also added translations for any pre-existing untranslated listings. Automated translations can be overwritten by providing your own translated listings for any of those languages.

Translating listings not only improves the experience of our international merchants, but has proven to boost app installs in non-English NORP speaking markets by as much as 20% PERCENT . To further maximize the effect, we’ve also built tools and partnered with translation providers to help you translate your app UI PRODUCT (see section below). Learn more about the new feature in our documentation.

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Today DATE , more than one CARDINAL in five CARDINAL Shopify merchants use our platform in a language other than English LANGUAGE . In addition to rolling out automated translations for app listings (see section above), we have built tools and processes to translate your apps and reach the fast-growing international audience.

Now, you can use the i18n-ally extension for Visual Studio Code to greatly reduce the time and effort involved in preparing your app’s code for translation. Shopify has partnered with Lokalise to ensure i18n-ally compatibility with Shopify’s translation file format.

Once your app’s content is ready for translation, the next big task is finding the right translation provider that offers good value for money and meets the translation quality bar. Shopify recommends the following vendors (please follow the links below to book an introductory meeting):

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The Shopify Plus Certified App Program ORG works with partners who have been reviewed for their quality and alignment with Plus merchant needs. We are pleased to announce that as of October DATE we have another group of newly certified partners in our Plus Certified App Program ORG in the following categories:

We now also have a Plus Certified App ORG guide in the Shopify App Store ORG to help Plus merchants discover and learn more about all about the program. See all the partners who are currently certified at the link below.

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Metaobjects ORG launched earlier this year DATE as a way to create custom objects for use on your storefront or for back office workflows. We launched a case study to show how Form Factory ORG , an agency partner, used Shopify’s headless Hydrogen ORG framework and metaobjects platform to 2X PRODUCT development speed and easily manage multiple storefronts.

Explore the case study below.

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The latest version of App Bridge FAC now provides Print PRODUCT , Scanner PRODUCT , and Share ORG APIs. We simplified both Print and Share APIs to be based on web standards.

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Help merchants find more customers and maximize ad performance across top ad platforms with Shopify Audiences v2.1. Powered by Shopify ORG ’s unique commerce insights, Shopify Audiences generates custom audience lists to get your merchants’ ads in front of the right people.

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Black Friday Cyber Monday DATE ( BFCM ORG ) and the 2023 Holiday season DATE is fast approaching.

Make sure your client’s site is ready for the big weekend DATE with our comprehensive Shopify Academy ORG course on Prepare for a successful peak season 2023 DATE along with a Partner reference guide as your BFCM ORG partner resources.

Register to take the Shopify Academy course Prepare for a Successful Peak Season 2023 DATE , or download the Peak Season 2023 DATE partner guide at the link below.

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That’s all for this month DATE . To stay up to date with changes that impact the Shopify platform and app development, subscribe to the Shopify developer changelog for real-time updates as they happen.

September 2023 DATE

Introducing homepage ads on the Shopify App Store ORG

You can now generate more demand for your apps by showcasing them on the homepage of the Shopify App Store ORG . With a massive base of logged-in merchants visiting the Shopify App Store ORG

each month DATE , you can get in front of new merchants right when they’re starting to explore.

Just like search ads, our new homepage ads operate on a cost-per-click basis. This means that you only incur a cost if a merchant clicks on your homepage ad, giving you a cost-effective new solution for accelerating growth.

Soon, we’ll also be expanding ads from the homepage to category pages across the Shopify App Store ORG , helping you drive discovery in a high-context setting.

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Get full-funnel Google Analytics PRODUCT attribution

We’ve added visibility into the app install event itself as part of our existing integration with Google Analytics ORG . This addition enables you to more easily and confidently compare the performance of your Shopify App Store ORG ads with your other marketing activities outside of Shopify.

In addition to having full visibility into the app install event, you can also now tie the app install event to a Shop ORG ID, enabling richer insights on the type of merchants that are installing your app.

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Ensure your contact information is up to date to comply with “business imprint” regulations

All Shopify app/theme partners have the legal obligation to display business information (name, email, phone number, geographical address) to merchants, as per regulations coming into effect by January 1, 2024 DATE . If you need to make changes, please do so in your partner dashboard.

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Introducing the shopify theme console command

Curious about your Liquid code? Enhance your Liquid testing and evaluation experience in the Shopify CLI by using the new shopify theme console command. This tool makes debugging simpler, accelerates the feedback loop, and makes learning Liquid more intuitive.

The shopify theme console command allows you to experiment with Liquid filters and explore Liquid PRODUCT object data structures using real store data.

Watch the demo video to see how it works, and learn more in the dev docs.

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August 2023 DATE

The Summer ’23 Edition EVENT is here!

The Summer ’23 Edition launched at the end of July DATE , full of updates that make Shopify more extensible than ever. We’re focused on increasing opportunity, improving the developer experience, and making it easier for your apps to be discovered. Read our article on the Shopify Partner Blog to learn more about the improvements for developers via the link below, or keep reading for the highlights.

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Build the best checkout experiences

We are introducing 17 CARDINAL new APIs and updates to significantly enhance checkout extensibility. This allows you to build apps that can integrate more business logic, validate addresses, upsell subscriptions, and provide customized delivery options.

You can also catch a great conversation between Shopify RnD PRODUCT leaders, Mani Fazeli PERSON and Ilya Grigorik PERSON , and Coding ORG with Jan DATE on the why behind checkout extensibility and how it improves checkout customizations for developers and merchants alike, over on YouTube ORG .

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Build Hydrogen ORG stores faster

You can spend even less time on boilerplate code and get up and running faster with the latest improvements to our React-based headless stack, Hydrogen + Oxygen PRODUCT . Starting a new Hydrogen ORG project with the CLI ORG now gives you more options: scaffold a full purchase journey with standard app routes, add your favorite styling library, configure language and currency settings, connect live product inventory with a single command, and more.

Hydrogen ORG also features pre-built components optimized for Remix for better performance, SEO, and developer experience—from cart, to image, product form, and pagination.

Exclusive to Shopify Plus ORG , you can now connect your preferred observability service like DataDog ORG , Splunk ORG , or New Relic ORG , and have full control of log monitoring, analysis, and retention.

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Develop ORG apps faster and more easily

Apps present the most secure, efficient, and reliable method for enhancing Shopify, and we’re investing significantly to improve the app-building experience. Notable updates include introducing the Remix ORG app template for creating dynamic JavaScript PRODUCT apps, and announcing a new approach to App Bridge ORG based on web components and APIs, providing you with a more recognizable development environment and allowing the use of App Bridge FAC in your chosen technology stack.

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Build extension-only and organization-level custom apps

When building a custom app to create extensions for Functions or checkout, you no longer need to provide a web app, and Shopify takes on hosting the extensions. It is also now possible to install the same custom app on multiple stores within a Shopify Plus ORG organization.

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Extend the Shopify admin

You can now create and test admin action and block extensions in your development store. These new extensions enable you to seamlessly integrate your app’s functionality into the Shopify admin by embedding workflows and UX PRODUCT on core admin pages. By giving merchants access to your app’s functionality without the need to navigate away from their current task, these extensions help merchants be more efficient and productive.

Admin actions and blocks can use direct API ORG access, enabling them to use the Admin GraphQL API without having to proxy the calls through your app’s backend, resulting in faster and more responsive apps.

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Built for Shopify is now live

Merchants will now be able to find and install Built for Shopify apps in the Shopify App Store ORG . Built for Shopify is a program that makes it easier for merchants to spot apps that look, feel, and perform like they’re part of Shopify—meaning they meet Shopify’s highest quality standards across performance, safety, usefulness, and ease of use.

An app that is Built for Shopify ORG will get a boost in search rankings, and will be recommended more frequently across the Shopify App Store ORG and other merchant surfaces. We’ve put everything you need to know in one CARDINAL place in the Partner Dashboard FAC , so you can get started making your app Built for Shopify easily.

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Improvements to Shopify Functions

We’re continually enhancing Shopify Functions ORG , our platform for building unique customizations that execute on Shopify’s global infrastructure. Nine CARDINAL Function APIs are now available, including the new Custom Order Routing Function ORG . We’ve also introduced several improvements to the developer experience, such as full-release JavaScript support and the ability to version and roll back Functions with your app. Additionally, you can now use the shopify app dev command to run Functions in your local development environment, which allows for local Function development and faster debugging.

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Build new types of Shopify Flow actions with return data

Your Flow actions can now return data into the Flow environment, allowing your merchants to build new types of automations making use of your app and data.

Several Flow actions make use of return data, allowing merchants to use data from other services. For example, the OpenAI ORG connector returns AI-generated text from OpenAI ORG ‘s completion API. Flow’s "Get data" actions, including “Get order data,” return a list of objects that can be used in the workflow.

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Build personalized headless experiences with the new Customer Account API

Take customer account management for headless stores to the next level with our new Customer Account ORG API, now accessible to both Hydrogen ORG and Headless channels. It powers enhanced security and authentication with new passwordless single sign-on. The API ORG also offers improved data consistency that paves the way for unlocking Shopify’s core features like returns, subscriptions, and B2B in headless storefront development.

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Additional updates

Register now: Upcoming Summer ’23 Edition webinar

Join us on August 22 DATE at 1pm ET TIME for a one-hour TIME session with Shopfy ORG ’s product experts, where they’ll provide high-impact updates and demos of key products from the Summer ‘ EVENT 23 Edition. The webinar is open to both partners and merchants, and the recording will be made available to anyone who registers but is unable to attend live.

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A more convenient way to send app credits

You can now send app credits directly from your Partner Dashboard PERSON to any merchant who has previously installed your app, even if the app is now uninstalled. Once app credits are sent, they are automatically applied to future app charges from any installed app on the merchant’s account.

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Build great apps with updated App Design Guidelines ORG and Polaris PRODUCT v12-beta

We’ve updated our App Design Guidelines ORG to provide more detail and clarity on the trickiest parts of app design like forms, marketing, and our newly launched admin UI ORG extensions.

Alongside the redesigned Shopify admin, we also introduced a beta release of Polaris PRODUCT v12 (stable release coming September 2022 DATE ). Developers can update now to get a head start on updating their app’s look and feel to blend seamlessly within the new admin experience.

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Build your own search experience with the Storefront API

You can now use the Storefront ORG API to build a search experience that meets your commerce needs. Use features like predictive search so suggested results appear immediately as customers type in the search bar, and customized filtering so customers can easily refine their results.

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Changes to B2B on Shopify pricing for new merchants

Starting August 9, 2023 DATE , merchants who begin using Shopify Plus ORG on or after this date will have all B2B orders included in their GMV subject to a variable platform fee of 0.18% PERCENT , including offline manual payments and draft orders. The minimum Plus platform fee remains $2,000 USD MONEY per month, calculated as a percentage of GMV. DTC ORG transactions will continue to be subject to a variable platform fee of 0.25% PERCENT . Please update your Shopify Plus ORG materials to reflect this change.

Introducing the B2B Migration Kit

To prepare for the deprecation of the Plus Wholesale Channel ORG on April 30, 2024 DATE , we have a new B2B Migration Kit to help merchants migrate to B2B on Shopify. The kit includes checklists to evaluate a merchant’s wholesale needs, guidance on how to migrate customer and price lists, and other helpful tools.

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July 2023 DATE

Updates to checkout UI ORG extensions

We’ve recently launched updates to checkout UI ORG extensions to make it easier to build customizations for Shopify’s checkout. These updates include:

Extension limits : Checkout UI PRODUCT extension limits are raised to 50 CARDINAL per app.

: Checkout UI PRODUCT extension limits are raised to 50 CARDINAL per app. APIs for checkout extensions : Increase the flexibility of what’s possible in checkout extensions with access to selling plans, inline error messaging for validations, metaobjects ORG through the Storefront API, and payment and delivery options through new APIs.

: Increase the flexibility of what’s possible in checkout extensions with access to selling plans, inline error messaging for validations, metaobjects ORG through the Storefront API, and payment and delivery options through new APIs. Order status page UI ORG extensions : Build checkout UI ORG extensions on the order status page with new getting started tutorials to build extensions that target all or specific pages in the customer journey. Preview what merchants will see when customizing their post-checkout extensions with a new testing experience in the checkout editor. Learn more about our updated extension point locations and how to use them.

: Build checkout UI ORG extensions on the order status page with new getting started tutorials to build extensions that target all or specific pages in the customer journey. Preview what merchants will see when customizing their post-checkout extensions with a new testing experience in the checkout editor. Learn more about our updated extension point locations and how to use them. One CARDINAL -page checkout in the checkout editor: Get an early preview of the new one CARDINAL -page checkout within the checkout editor to view how existing extensions and branding appear and test new extensions and customizations.

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Watch now: Build B2B solutions using Shopify APIs

Tune PRODUCT into an insightful webinar where you’ll discover the power of Shopify ORG ‘s B2B APIs, and gain valuable insights into best practices for building custom solutions. Stay ahead of the curve with a sneak peek into upcoming B2B API PRODUCT releases, and hear from the Shopify team as they answer burning B2B API questions submitted by merchants and partners.

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June 2023 DATE

Introducing POS UI PRODUCT extensions

Introducing Shopify ORG POS UI extensions, a new way to build point-of-sale customizations that look and feel native to Shopify with significantly faster load times. POS UI extensions will help your POS app development process with:

Highly-integrated workflows that boost user engagement

New and creative point-of-sale workflows

Better app performance with faster load times

Learn more about POS ORG UI extensions and the opportunities with building for point-of-sale in our blog post.

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Theme developers can now add color schemes to themes

This update adds clarity and flexibility to the theme editing experience by allowing theme-defined and merchant-defined color schemes, adding a visual preview that enables merchants to more easily and predictably update theme colors, and allowing merchants to implement theme changes at the global, section, and block level within their theme.

A solution which will enable theme developers to specify how to migrate merchants’ theme data during the update process when introducing architecture changes (ex: changing scope of settings, modifying schema structure in other ways, and more) will be available later this summer DATE .

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Quickstart development stores for new Shopify Partner organizations

When a new Shopify Partner ORG organization is created, Shopify automatically creates a development store called Quickstart. This store is a non-transferable development store that’s populated with generated test data. You can immediately use this store to test apps, themes, and custom storefronts.

You can access the Quickstart store from the stores list in Shopify CLI ORG , or by logging into your partner account and finding the store on the Stores page. If you sign up for a Shopify Partner ORG account with a verified business email address, then the Quickstart store is created automatically. Learn more in our developer documentation.

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The Plus Wholesale Channel ORG will be deprecated on April 30, 2024 DATE

With the release of over a dozen CARDINAL new features since launch, B2B on Shopify is the future of selling wholesale on our platform. As a result, we are deprecating the Plus Wholesale Channel ORG effective April 30, 2024 DATE . Impacted merchants received communications on June 6 and DATE

7, 2023 DATE , with information about our new B2B features and plans to sunset the wholesale channel, along with details about the migration process and a self-serve migration tool.

We ask that you reach out to your clients using the Plus Wholesale Channel ORG and begin the conversation around migrating to B2B on Shopify.

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Updates to Shopify Audiences

Drive better performance for your merchants’ digital ads with custom audience lists powered by Shopify ORG ’s commerce insights and machine learning. The latest algorithm is now 63% PERCENT better at driving conversions at a lower cost. Learn how you can leverage Shopify Audiences to help your merchants reach the right buyers and reduce ad costs.

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Watch now: Build B2B solutions using Shopify APIs

In this webinar, Shopify’s engineering team provides a deep dive into Shopify’s B2B APIs, best practices for building custom solutions, and upcoming B2B API PRODUCT releases, and answers questions submitted by partners and merchants.

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Shape Hydrogen’s ORG future and enter to win a gift card

We value your opinion and would like to invite you to participate in a 15 to 20 minute TIME unmoderated usability test to help us improve our product, Hydrogen ORG . You can take the test at your convenience without the need to interact with anyone. By participating, you’ll be contributing to creating a better experience for you and your fellow developers.

You’ll also stand a chance to win a gift card worth $100 USD MONEY or $50 USD MONEY (or the equivalent in your local currency). Your contribution can make a significant impact, even if you have limited experience with Hydrogen ORG .

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May 2023 DATE

Updates to checkout extensibility

We’ve added new DatePicker ORG and Disclosure checkout UI ORG components. DatePicker ORG will help you build customizations to select specific delivery dates, while the Disclosure component will help with UX patterns that progressively disclose information, like the long list of line items in a bundle.

Additionally, checkout branding now supports custom fonts. Checkout, accounts, and UI ORG extensions inherit these fonts making experiences consistent across surfaces.

Together these capabilities will help merchants upgrade to checkout extensibility.

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Build apps powered by Shopify Functions

Checkout validation and product bundle apps powered by Functions ORG will soon be generally available to merchants, which means now’s the time to start building these tools if you want to capitalize on the new opportunities presented by Functions.

Get started building an app that ensures purchases meet a specific criteria before completing a checkout, or an app that groups products together as a bundle. Or, learn more about Shopify Functions below.

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Changes to support requests for app charge refunds

As of May 3, 2023 DATE , merchants will be required to contact partners directly if they want to request a refund for an app. Shopify Support will no longer reach out to partners on behalf of the merchant to facilitate their request.

This change will streamline the refund process, as refunds are at the partners’ discretion and partners have the ability to issue most refunds themselves. The exception is still reversals to pending charges. In these cases, we highly encourage partners to issue application credits, which Shopify Support ORG can then apply to the invoice.

Please contact Partner Support ORG with any questions about this change.

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Deep linking for theme app blocks now available

We’re making it easier for merchants to install apps in context. App developers can now generate a deep link that takes merchants to the theme editor, where a desired app block will be added automatically for the merchant to preview and adjust prior to saving.

Deep linking simplifies your app’s installation flow, because merchants won’t need to navigate to the theme editor, find the block, and then act on it. Instead, your app does the work for them. Because merchants can preview the block, you’re providing them with control over what they include in their storefront.

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Partner email verification

To keep the Shopify App Store ORG safe and secure and to better serve our partner community, we will begin enforcing partner email verification.

Your contact information allows us to share important information and updates related to your business. It also enables us to make sure that every account is created by a real person with real contact details, which helps us keep the app store safe for all users.

Account owners, please use the banner in the partner dashboard to verify your email as soon as possible to avoid restrictions to your dashboard access.

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Shopify Foundations Certification: Introduction to POS and Retail

Shopify’s ORG Point of Sale gives merchants access to everything they need to sell in person, backed by everything they need to sell online. Level up your skills and be one CARDINAL of the first ORDINAL developers to get certified in the features, benefits, and positioning for Shopify’s POS system.

Take this course as part of Shopify’s ORG Foundations Certification series, designed to empower partners who support merchants.

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April 2023 DATE

What you missed on the Shopify Partners Blog

Built for Shopify applications are now open

Now any app, big or small, that meets our highest quality bar can apply to stand out with an easy-to-spot badge, search boost, and promotion opportunities in the Shopify admin and ORG

Shopify App Store ORG content.

Select your app in the Partner Dashboard ORG and click on Distribution to see if it meets the requirements to apply. If not, follow the criteria checklist and start unlocking achievements along the way.

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Extending the 2022-04 DATE

API ORG release support date

Shopify is extending support for API ORG version 2022-04 to June 30, 2023 DATE . All public and custom apps using API ORG resources no longer supported in API ORG versions 2022-04 DATE and 2022-07 DATE will stop working as intended after this date DATE . Existing apps must migrate to API ORG version 2022-10 DATE or later by June 30, 2023 DATE to avoid any interruptions.

Below are a few important breaking changes:

Deprecated properties on the Order ORG resource in the REST Admin API—see details here

Some Fulfillment API endpoints and mutations relating to managing fulfillments via an order have been deprecated

Learn more in the developer changelog.

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You can now create Shopify Functions with Javascript

Good news—Shopify Functions written in JavaScript ORG can now be deployed in production environments. Going forward, Rust and JavaScript PRODUCT will be our first ORDINAL -class languages for Shopify Functions. However, you can still write Functions in any WebAssembly ORG -supported language that meets our requirements.

If this is your first ORDINAL time experimenting with Functions ORG , welcome! Functions are a powerful set of Shopify backend extensibility APIs used to meet unique merchant business needs. Watch our intro video to learn why Shopify developers are excited about it.

Have questions? We’re hosting a text-only Discord AMA ORG on April 13 DATE at 11am EST TIME . Test it out and attend to ask us any questions or point out any issues you’re facing. Accept the invite now and don’t miss a thing.

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Shopify App Store credit for merchants

This month DATE , we are running a promotion in which we give merchants credit to the Shopify App Store ORG to show them the power of apps and how using them can help their business thrive.

You may see new traffic and installs as a result of this promotion. Ensure your app is eligible for future promotions by integrating the Shopify Billing API LAW .

Learn about the Shopify Billing API

Update to Google Analytics 4 before July 2023 DATE

Google ORG is sunsetting Universal Analytics ORG in July 2023 DATE , and replacing it with Google Analytics 4 PRODUCT (GA4), which is Google ORG ‘s next-generation measurement solution. Universal Analytics ORG will continue to collect data until it is sunset in July 2023 DATE , and data will remain accessible for at least 6 months DATE afterwards.

Visit our documentation for next steps to migrate your app listing tracking from Universal Analytics ORG to the new Google Analytics PRODUCT

4 CARDINAL or to set up tracking for the first ORDINAL time.

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Idempotent PERSON creation of AppUsageRecords PERSON

In the Admin GraphQL API ORG version 2023-04 DATE , appUsageRecordCreate now supports an optional parameter idempotencyKey which ensures the merchant will not be charged twice for the same intent. When idempotencyKey is provided, the mutation will return the same response as any previous appUsageRecordCreate mutations with identical idempotencyKey for the intended shop and requesting app, rather than creating a new record and charging the merchant again.

Learn more about this update in the docs.

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PERSON Creating app charges using the merchant’s billing currency

In the Admin GraphQL API ORG version 2023-04 DATE , the Billing API PRODUCT will now allow developers to create app charges using currencies that match the merchant’s local billing currency.

Previously, app charges could only be created using USD and were converted to the merchant’s local currency using the exchange rate at the time the invoice was issued. By creating app charges in the merchant’s billing currency, app developers can provide merchants with better price predictability and set pricing that is proportional to the purchasing power of their local billing currency.

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Introducing Shopify Certifications: Start learning now

Introducing Shopify Certifications: WORK_OF_ART Foundations, our new self-paced course designed to help you accelerate your knowledge of Shopify solutions and expand your customer reach.

Complete all eight CARDINAL courses and earn the Shopify Foundations Certification ORG . Let customers know about your expertise by displaying certification badges across your website and your marketing assets.

Explore all our available courses at the link below.

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Gain expertise in checkout extensibility

From helping merchants build bespoke checkout experiences to developing public apps, there are huge opportunities for you to capitalize on checkout extensibility.

Get started with our new education series: Upgrade Shopify Checkout. In this two CARDINAL -part series, you’ll learn about checkout extensibility, the checkout.liquid deprecation, and how to upgrade merchants. Earn a badge when you complete both courses to show your expertise.

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March 2023 DATE

What you missed on the Shopify Partner Blog

Highlights from the Shopify Winter ‘ 23 Edition

The Winter ‘ WORK_OF_ART

23 Edition WORK_OF_ART launched on February 9 DATE , and was full of products to help speed up your development process and further customize your commerce builds. Announcements included:

Get caught up on all the news by visiting the Editions ORG website, or dig into the developer announcements with our roundup on the Partners Blog.

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Introducing the Mock Shop API for prototyping storefronts

We are introducing Mock.Shop, a free prototyping tool to build a proof-of-concept storefront without having to set up a shop or run any server-side code. Use the Mock Shop API and AI-powered text-to-GraphQL generator to query live commerce data such as sample products, variants, and carts to help you quickly prototype commerce storefronts.

Mock.Shop is publicly available—no server or access tokens required.

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Increasing search relevance with behavioral data

The search algorithms we use on the Shopify App Store ORG now incorporate more data on how merchants engage with results after they search. In other words, apps that merchants find most relevant, given what they’re searching for, will rank higher overall.

We’re always optimizing our automated systems to show the most useful results possible.While term matching will still inform results, this update will reduce the impact of keyword stuffing.

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All-new B2B features and partner resources

Since we launched B2B on Shopify in June 2022 DATE , we’ve released dozens CARDINAL of new B2B features and enhancements, including: customer-specific product publishing, quantity rules, checkout to draft, easy reordering, credit card vaulting, and new B2B APIs. Learn more with our updated B2B partner enablement resources, including the new B2B on Shopify Partner Guide ORG , at the link below.

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Google Analytics 4 PRODUCT is launching in March DATE

We are excited to announce that Google Analytics 4 ORG will be launching natively through the Google ORG channel app on Shopify in March DATE . This upgrade will enable merchants to seamlessly take advantage of Google Analytics 4 ORG ’s enhanced real-time, multi-channel tracking and privacy controls. Universal Analytics ORG will continue to process data until July 1, 2023 DATE ( July 1, 2024 DATE for Analytics 360 properties) and merchants will be able to continue to access previously processed data for at least six months DATE after that date.

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Transporter app sunset notice

On April 20th, DATE

2023 DATE , we will sunset the Transporter ORG data migration app. All merchants with the Transporter ORG app installed were notified on February 20th DATE , and have been encouraged to instead use the third ORDINAL -party Matrixify PERSON app for their data migration needs. Matrixify PERSON has in-depth documentation and tutorials, and supports the Transporter ORG CSV export format for common data types.

If you have any questions about the Transporter ORG app sunset, please reach out to Shopify Support. Or, learn more about Matrixify GPE in the Shopify App Store ORG .

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January 2023 DATE

Introducing: Commerce Components by Shopify

Shopify ORG has spent nearly two decades DATE building the components that form the world’s most powerful commerce platform. Now, we’re opening those components to the biggest retailers in the world with a new offering: Commerce Components ORG by Shopify.

Commerce Components ORG is a modern, composable stack that lets retailers choose the modular components they want, integrate them with their existing services, and create incredible customer experiences built for conversion. It’s designed for the unique requirements of enterprise retailers generating over $500 million USD MONEY in annual DATE revenue.

This is an exciting evolution in Shopify’s journey to make commerce better for everyone.

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A suite of B2B APIs is now available in stable

Build custom wholesale solutions to help Plus merchants easily scale and grow their DTC ORG and B2B stores from one CARDINAL platform. It is important to ensure your current B2B apps are up to date with these new APIs.

This release includes metafields for Company and Company Location so you can create custom data fields such as order quantity requirements. It also includes Checkout UI PRODUCT extensions based on B2B buyer identity, allowing you to build performant and upgrade-safe apps for B2B checkout experiences—such as hiding, reordering, or offering custom shipping and payment options using the Delivery and Payment Functions ORG . It also supports importing non-Shopify B2B orders via REST API PRODUCT , automatic payment reminder emails to companies, and setting ‘due on fulfillment’ as a payment term.

To learn more about building B2B apps, visit our developer docs.

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Delivery PERSON and payment customizations are now available in Developer Preview

The Functions APIs for delivery customizations and payment customizations are now available in a developer preview. With these new APIs you can hide, reorder, or rename delivery and payment options to help merchants increase conversions and stand out from the competition.

To learn more about building with delivery and payment Functions, visit our developer docs.

Delivery customizations

Payment customizations

Test webhook topics and streamline webhook failure emails

You’ll now be able to trigger a webhook test payload to a specified destination directly from the CLI. Previously, developers needed to create a dev store and manually click around with an app installed in order to test their app logic. This new feature allows you to more easily test subscriptions for each topic, so you can see what the payload will look like before your app is in production.

We’re also reducing the number of emails sent each time a webhook delivery fails. Previously, there was one email sent per attempt, which could quickly add up and become ineffective for monitoring. Now, only one email will be sent for each one CARDINAL -per-consecutive string of failed attempts, over a two-day DATE period, in order to keep your inbox clean and actionable.

If you have any questions about these changes, contact Partner Support ORG or check out the dev docs below.

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Quickly format your code with our new Prettier PRODUCT plugin

Format your code instantly with our Liquid Prettier PRODUCT plugin (1.0.0) for consistent code styles so you can avoid discussing styles and focus on what matters. Available both in-admin and locally in your favorite code editor.

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Shopify Community

Shopify Community is an active channel of 900,000 CARDINAL Shopify merchants, partners, and developers from around the world, ready to share their expertise and experiences. In this community, you can connect with your peers, get support, and engage in meaningful conversations about working with Shopify. Check it out below, and add your voice to important conversations about APIs, SDKs, Shopify Functions, Online Store 2.0, and more.

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Share your thoughts about monitoring and observability when hosting your app

This is your chance to help shape the future of Shopify. We’d like to understand better what you need for monitoring and observability when it comes to hosting your application. How do you know your app is healthy? And how should we alert you to potential issues? Your feedback will help shape Oxygen so it better meets your needs. This survey should take no more than 20 minutes TIME to complete. Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

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Schedule workflows and fetch data with Shopify Flow

We have exciting news about our ecommerce automation solution, Shopify Flow ORG . You and your merchants can now schedule workflows to run at a specific time and date, without needing a commerce event to kick things off. You can also leverage the new ‘get data’ action to fetch specific Shopify data needed for daily DATE reports. When combined, these new features will help your merchants solve more tasks and get more done with automation. Please note that Shopify Flow PERSON is currently only available in English LANGUAGE .

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