Shopify Email is rolling out to all merchants

This is a new, announced email marketing tool. This feature will roll out over the coming few weeks. Shopify Email will be free to all merchants until October 1, 2020.

Check it: https://www.shopify.ca/email-marketing

Headless E-commerce in Shopify

Article by Paul Rogers about Shopify Headless with the list of existing Shopify stores to check on.

Headless Shopify Introduction + Examples of Headless Shopify & Shopify Plus Implementations

Liquid performance debugging in Chrome

How to speed up stores, find and get rid of Liquid performance bottlenecks.

How to Debug Liquid Render Performance with Shopify Theme Inspector for Chrome

APIs

Shopify API Release notes: April 2020

GraphQL

If you are not familiar with GraphQL, it is the perfect time to dive into it.

Shopify Plus Certified App program

Shopify introduces Shopify Plus Certified App program for developers. This program is available specifically for Shopify Partners only.

Shopify decided to create a specific niche for Plus apps, and to fill them with useful, stable list of third party apps. Pretty smart, don’t you think? All apps will be reviewed by Quality Assurance Team, under performance, security, privacy, and support value.

Apps that meet the application requirements are then added to the Shopify Plus Certified App Partner Directory and a dedicated collection within the Shopify App Store. This lets Shopify Plus merchants easily identify which apps are best suited to solving their specific needs.

What does it mean for us?

  • Status of a Shopify Plus Certified App Partner. You will enter a separate area in the Shopify App store. You will get a badge with Shopify Plus partner mark, that can provide more market weight for you.
  • Every Plus Certified App Partner will be connected with a strategic partnership manager at Shopify. It will give you technical consultations with developer success team, more like a guidance.

Can an ordinary single developer gain that status? I suppose not. But if you have a dedicated team, desire and need, you can give a try.

For example, all Shopify Plus Certified App Partners must provide: the first response to critical support requests within 30 minutes, 24/7 support availability worldwide, via phone, chat, or email. Your app should be run under AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform services with 99.9% uptime.

One small detail.

Access to the Shopify Plus Certified App Program is through an annual $15,000 USD certification fee, plus a monthly integration cost ‘per Shopify Plus merchant install’.

https://help.shopify.com/en/partners/plus-certified-app-program/commercial

One of the examples of passed apps is Shogun.

https://help.shopify.com/en/partners/plus-certified-app-program

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Shopify developer