A Seamless New Shopify Experience to Power Your Business

June 6, 2017

Today, as you log in to Shopify to check your sales or fulfill orders, you’ll notice a change: we’ve had a makeover.

The new look and feel is part of a broader effort to build the future of Shopify and supporting apps with one design mind, using the same set of guidelines.

But why does it matter to you?

We know that change can be hard sometimes, but these changes were actually designed to simplify your day-to-day. The fresh look brings consistency across Shopify products, helps pages load faster, and makes content and menus easier to find and read.

As of today, the improved design is live in every Shopify store. Here’s what to expect:

A United Look and Feel Across Shopify

The update aligns the design of all of the different Shopify experiences. Now, the mobile app and hardware store will have the same look and feel as Shopify Home, with icons and navigation consistent across the board.

The changes mean that your workflow is more predictable—however you’re interacting with your store, navigating it will become even more intuitive. Get more done, faster.

Soon, our Point of Sale app will also be updated to match.

Updated Colors, Fonts, and Illustrations

While these design changes are meant to inject Shopify with more personality and represent our diverse merchant base, they offer practical improvements as well. The new colors produce better contrast, and even small white text can be read clearly.

We understand that some merchants are logging into Shopify in unusual conditions. Whether it’s in a dark warehouse or a sunny outdoor market, our fresh look makes it easier to read anywhere.

We are continually driving to make Shopify accessible to our unique merchant community.

Consistent 3rd-Party Apps

The average merchant uses four apps in their Shopify store. The App Store is packed with hundreds of tools to help merchants drive sales, manage customer service, and more, with the majority of apps created by 3rd-party Shopify Partners.

We’ve rolled out Polaris to our app developer community. Going forward, we will all build on Shopify under the same design guidelines, driving towards an experience that is seamless and cohesive.

Improved Profiles

As our merchants’ needs become more complex, many of you managing multiple stores and multiple employee accounts, we’ve made it easier to tell who’s logged in to what store.

The change to profiles gives you better visibility into your business operations so that you can worry less and spend more time doing what you do best.

More Emphasis on Search

Many of our design decisions come from you, our merchants. We hear you: search is an important function, especially as your store grows. We’ve updated search, giving it more prominence in your store—it’s right there at your fingertips, helping you find products, functions, and help topics more easily.

Search and filtering within the App and Theme Stores will also be improved within the next few weeks.

We’re always working to improve Shopify to simplify your workflow and help you run your business more efficiently. Our new look and feel was designed with you in mind—we hope you love it as much as we do.

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