In this edition of What’s New for Developers at Shopify, you’ll get important updates to continue your development work. In this edition, learn about new checkout extensibility features, the Shopify Experts directory, and more.
Build apps to extend Shopify Checkout
Checkout extensibility capabilities are available for developers to start building checkout customization apps. We’re gradually rolling out checkout extensibility to Shopify Plus merchants so they can install and use your apps in production. Merchants will be able to discover apps with checkout UI extensions via the checkout editor.
Explore the checkout extensibility app collection at the link below.
The redesigned app store is here, helping you better tell your app’s story
We've been redesigning key experiences in the Shopify App Store that make it easier for apps like yours to be discovered and for merchants to find the right apps at the right time.
On December 1, we released the latest features, including: an optimized app listing, personalized home page, educational category pages, and new story pages to show merchants what's possible. We will continue to build in public, with new features rolling out over the upcoming weeks.
Next, we’ll be taking a deeper look at improving the developer experience. To start, we've made it easier to build quality apps and get featured by updating the Partner Dashboard to show the app highlights currently available and their quality goals. Check out your updated app listing or visit the Partner Dashboard to complete the submission form if you haven’t yet and explore the updates.
Shopify Functions is now open to Plus merchants
Plus merchants who are not leveraging a
checkout.liquid customization are now eligible to use Shopify Functions. The ability to use Functions will roll out over the next few weeks. Plus brands with a
checkout.liquid customization will not be eligible to use Functions at this point in time. Learn more about building with discount Functions in the docs.
Introducing the Shopify Experts Directory
The Shopify Experts Directory is a new channel merchants can use to search for and contact Experts directly, using filters such as Service Type, Industry, and Location. The Experts Marketplace will continue to help merchants discover and post jobs, while the Experts Directory will facilitate direct communication between Experts and merchants. Contact Partner Support or your Partner Manager to create or make changes to your Experts Directory Listing. For more information, please visit the Shopify Help Center.
Shopify Unite 2022 talks now available
At the end of October we completed our Shopify Unite tour. We traveled to London, Toronto, and Melbourne to bring developers two days packed with sessions led by Shopify, talks with partners on development best practices, guided hands-on coding workshops, one-on-one technical office hours, and more.
Check out our blog post below for a roundup of key lessons learned and insights shared, and to watch some of the best talks from the events.
Merge customer profiles with the Merge Customers API
You can merge customer profiles to ensure you have the most accurate view of your customers.
First, identify duplicated customer profiles with the same name, phone number, email address, or another overlapping attribute. From there, select two profiles to combine and keep the profile with the most accurate data.
Tap to Pay on iPhone toolkit
Whether considering a winter pop-up, or preparing for increased store traffic over the holidays, there's still time for your merchants to get set up with Tap to Pay on iPhone, an accessible and easy way to make in-person sales. Check out the Tap to Pay on iPhone Marketing Toolkit for more information, including how to educate your clients on this feature, and resources to promote it. And don't forget about the $500 USD referral reward for Shopify POS Pro referrals.
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