Shopify Updates

Shopify Now Available on Apple Watch

Today, we’re bringing you a new way to track the performance of your business with Shopify Mobile on Apple Watch. Now you can access the most timely and relevant data about your business without having to open up your laptop or pull out your phone.

With Shopify Mobile on Apple Watch, you can glance at sales and traffic or tap into the app to view a more detailed overview of your store. Your Apple Watch will notify you with a subtle tap on your wrist when your receive a new order.

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Shopify Makes Buying on Mobile Easier with Google Wallet

Most traffic to online stores now comes from smartphones and tablets. The problem is that many of these shoppers don’t end up checking out on their mobile device, opting instead to make the purchase from their computer. This delay in gratification can diminish the excitement of buying something new, leading to a permanently abandoned shopping cart. That's why we've been working closely with Google to build and integrate Google Wallet with Shopify.  

Today, we’re excited to announce that eligible Shopify merchants based in the United States can start accepting payments from customers using Google Wallet.

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Introducing Multichannel Shopify

If you’re like most merchants, your customers—and consequently your sales—are being spread across many different online and offline sales channels. For example, in addition to selling through your online store, you might be selling at retail stores or pop-up shops, through online marketplaces, on social media, within native mobile apps, and more. This likely means you're spending hours each day synchronizing products, merging customer databases, and doing a lot of manual work in different tools just to run your business. With the increasing number of sales channels that are becoming available, this way of doing things just isn’t sustainable.

You’ll need to replace this painful patchwork of systems with a simple, unified platform. One that can be used to effortlessly sell your products in all of your different sales channels. We have been designing Shopify to be that platform.

Today, we’re excited to announce two updates to your Shopify admin that make it easier to manage and sell your products across all of your sales channels.

These upgrades are free to all Shopify merchants and will be released over the coming week.

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Shopify POS Update: Now Available on iPhone and Free for All Shopify Merchants

Today we’re excited to announce that selling in person just got a whole lot easier. Our point of sale app, Shopify POS, is now available on the iPhone, and it's free for all Shopify merchants.

With the new Shopify POS, you can now accept cash, credit, debit, and gift cards on your iPhone and iPad. Brick and mortar businesses can use our new Retail Package for more advanced features.

Shopify POS seamlessly integrates with your online store so your products, orders and customers are always in sync. Bridging this gap between online and offline selling is an important step forward in our mission to make commerce better.

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Introducing Storefront Editor

Today, we’re excited to introduce storefront editor, the easiest way to build a beautiful online store. Storefront editor empowers you to take creative control of your online store, giving you even more freedom to create a home for your brand.

Check out the video now to learn more.

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Here's How You Can Win a Trip to Richard Branson's Private Island Courtesy of Tim Ferriss

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the sign-up period of this year’s annual Build A Business Competition.

This year, we’re seeing more businesses than ever launch online stores and compete to sell as much as they can during the competition period. Perhaps it’s because they know they’re in the running to win a five-day trip to Richard Branson’s private island. Perhaps it’s because they know there has never been a better time to launch an online business.

But we’ve got some news that will throw this year’s competition into high gear. We’re doing something we’ve never done before.

 

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Introducing the Shopify Holiday Market

Today we’re excited to introduce the Shopify Holiday Market - a carefully curated list of unique Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you won’t find anywhere else.

The Shopify Holiday Market contains exclusive discounts of up to 50% off from over 70 merchants. You’ll be able to find everything from Apparel & Accessories to Tech & Music and much, much more.

Visit the market now, and shop from the comfort of your own home.

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Introducing Responsive Checkout

At Shopify, our goal has always been to make it as easy as possible for your customers to buy from your online store. For years we’ve provided our merchants with a simple and secure online checkout that, to date, has processed over $5 billion in sales for hundreds of thousands of individual businesses.

But the web is constantly changing. So today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Responsive Checkout, a brand new ecommerce checkout experience for online stores.

Responsive Checkout is the result of mobile-first thinking and is designed to help you capture more sales – allowing you to spend more time running your business and less time chasing abandoned carts.

It’s a product born out of thousands of hours of usability research and millions of dollars in real transactions carried out by stores using our early release version.


Preview Responsive Checkout on your store

or check it out on the Shopify Crafted store.

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15 Domain Name Generators & New Domain Extensions Available

Registering the perfect domain name is an extremely important decision. A good domain can help you build a brand that will stick in your customers minds and help define your target market. However, coming up with a great business and domain name can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting a new online business. You can spend days, weeks or even months and the brainpower equivalent to a thousand NASA computers trying to come up with the perfect name that's also available to register. 

In this post we'll explain why your domain name is so important, show you some of the best tools for finding the perfect URL, then, we'll introduce you some of the new unique domain extensions that you probably didn’t even realize were available.

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