A More Powerful, Approachable, Shopify Admin Experience

Shopify admin improvements

The Shopify admin is mission control for every merchant on the platform. From first sales to flash sales, finances to fulfillment, its the tool that millions of merchants rely on to monitor, manage, and grow their businesses every day.

We take that responsibility seriously. Which is why were always working to make the Shopify admin better, so that you can run your business the way you want to, not the way you have to.

Weve made some improvements to the admin that make it easier than ever to scale your business without scaling your workload. Weve worked hard to create more capability without more complexity, so now merchants can integrate more apps, delegate to more staff accounts, and manage more products, without adding more work.

So, whats possible in this improved Shopify admin, and how is it going to make it easier to run your business?

Read on to find out.

Sign up and start selling faster

It has never been easier to get started with Shopify! We have streamlined the sign-up process and added tailored guidance to set up to make your first sale faster.

Have a store name in mind? Great! You can add it right away. If not, no sweat— these things take time, and you can add it at a later date. Just let us know what country your business is in, and use one of the available sign up methods to start building your dream business with Shopify.

Sign up and onboarding process with Shopify

Launch, pin, and discover new apps faster than ever

Apps are an integral part of the day-to-day for many businesses, which is why we made some major improvements to make apps accessible from anywhere in the admin, at any time.

First, we wanted apps to be easier to access and faster to launch. Now you can access your apps in a few different ways: by clicking on the search bar, by clicking on Apps in the sidebar, or by opening the app launcher using keyboard shortcuts CMD+K (mac) or CTRL+K (PC).

Better yet, you can now pin the embedded apps you use most often to the sidebar so they’re quickly accessible at any time, from anywhere in the admin.

Instead of spending time browsing the Shopify App Store or reading multiple app reviews, youll now receive a curated list of recommended apps that are most likely to benefit your business, based on your previous app installs and the apps used by businesses similar to yours.

Now the apps you're looking for and the ones you didn't know you needed are right at your fingertips! 

Never miss another important alert with Shopify Alerts

Missing important alerts from Shopify can cause disruptions with your store, and can be costly to your business—that’s not good for anyone.

The average person receives over 40 emails each day, which can make it hard to sort through the noise and find the emails that actually matter. Although you’ll continue to receive important alerts from Shopify through email, you’ll also receive these important alerts directly in the Shopify admin, with Shopify alerts.  

Shopify Alerts are delivered through an alerts feed in the admin to notify your team about critical store information. These alerts are only sent to members in your organization who have the required store permissions to perform the task(s), so only those who need to know are notified, while the others can continue doing what they do best. 

With Shopify Alerts, your team can take action on important events immediately— ensuring your store continues to operate, and you continue to sell, with little to no disruption.

Shopify Alerts

Additional staff permissions that make it easier to delegate

Running a business takes a village. But, it hasn’t been easy to offload and assign tasks and responsibilities within the admin to accounts that aren’t the store owner. This is why we’ve made some massive changes to permissions that’ll make it easier to delegate high-level responsibilities to your team in a meaningful and impactful way.

Starting today, 11 staff permissions that used to be exclusive to the store owner account are now assignable to your staff members. Which means that you get to reduce reliance on the store owner and give your staff the permissions they need to get their job done, while maintaining complete control of your store’s privacy and security.

Now your staff can edit billing information, manage customer data, and more while using two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure the maximum security and accountability.

New permissions in Shopify

A much faster, more reliable bulk editing tool

With the improved bulk editor tool, you can finally manage and edit more than 50 records at once, directly in Shopify. No extra apps, and no extra effort.

The bulk editor tool is an integral piece of the admin, as it touches many surfaces. From products and collections to customers, inventory and metafield definitions, you can have the confidence you need when making changes across multiple records with a faster, and more reliable tool.

With Shopify’s improved bulk editor tool, you can spend less time editing and more time selling.

Shopify's bulk editing tool

Small improvements that have big impact

As designers Charles and Ray Eames once said, “The details aren’t the details, they’re the product.”

At Shopify, we set a high standard of quality when we build or improve the products and tools that are going to help our merchants start, grow and scale their business. Like a high performance athlete, we sweat the details when developing ways to be a faster, smarter, better version of ourselves.

To us, there’s nothing more important than the merchant experience, and nothing more valuable than a merchant's time. With that in mind, we made many improvements to make the Shopify admin easier, more powerful and more enjoyable to use. From the way assets are uploaded on a product page to the spacing of icons across the admin, we’ve made many discreet improvements that most likely will go unnoticed by users, but to Shopify, they contribute to a larger story—making the best merchant experience possible.

Many of these improvements are already in place, or will be soon, but we wanted to share some that you will see in the admin today.


There’s much more happening and improving under the hood of Shopify. From product creation to navigation, we're constantly shipping updates that make the Shopify admin more powerful, and easier and more intuitive to use.