The Shopify Partner Program 2.0 — A Partnership You Can Build On

The Shopify Partner Program 2.0 — A Partnership You Can Build On

shopify partner programYou invest in us, we invest back.

It’s a simple standard, but crafting mutually beneficial partnerships has long guided the Shopify Partner Program.

And with 500,000 merchants on Shopify alone, and many predicting freelancers will make up 50 percent of the American labor force by 2020, the opportunity to build a successful digital business has never been more prevalent.

Today, we’re helping you take advantage of this growing opportunity with the launch of the Shopify Partner Program 2.0 — a reimagined partner program that prioritizes long-term investment back into you, our partners.

Not only have we launched a new look and feel to the program, but we’re also introducing new features, and doubling down on providing you all the tools, resources, care, and support you need on your journey to success.

If your goal is to start or expand your business, enhance the quality of your clients, or simply make more money, we’re here to help you get there.

Read on to get the full details on what the new and improved Shopify Partner Program means for you.

Not Yet a Shopify Partner?

Working with Shopify is your opportunity to provide clients with the customized commerce experiences they need today, and tomorrow. By becoming a Shopify Partner, you’ll receive revenue opportunities and educational resources that will empower the growth of your business. Now is the time to take control of your business’s future.

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What’s new

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Help others achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by living your own.

Our new partner program focuses on creating more opportunities to build a digital business in the entrepreneurial space, and empowers you to do the work you love.

Shopify Partners 2.0 includes:

  • Onboarding — We’ve refreshed our onboarding process to help you get up and running faster. When you sign up as a Shopify Partner, we’ll walk you through everything you need to be successful, step by step, with opportunities to earn additional privileges along the way, like becoming a Shopify Expert or earning a Growth Coach.
  • Improved Priority Partner Support — Leverage Shopify’s award-winning priority partner support to delight your clients and reduce turnaround times on your projects. Our partner-trained army of Shopify Gurus are available 24/7. As a Shopify Partner, your questions are bumped to the top of our support queue, allowing you to quickly resolve client requests before, during, and after your project launch. Learn more.
  • Introducing Growth Coaches — As you progress as a Shopify Partner, you’ll gain access to your very own Growth Coach — a personal Shopify contact whose sole job is to help you maximize your business, win more projects, and guide you on the journey to becoming an ecommerce expert. Learn more.
  • Revamped Shopify Experts Program — We’ve updated the Shopify Experts Program with new perks, resources, and rewards to help you take your business to the next level. Learn more.
    • A new look and feel — The Shopify Partner Program website has been completely refreshed, and highlights all the benefits and rewards of working with Shopify. In addition, we highlight three Shopify Partners — Bold Commerce, Mote, and Ethercycle — who embody what success with Shopify means.

    Useful resources

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    While the Shopify Partner Program 2.0 includes new and exciting features, there are many important initiatives and tools we’ve recently released that are aimed entirely at bolstering your success as a Shopify Partner.

    • Training Camp — Shopify Partner Training Camp is a series of free online courses curated by Shopify, and taught by some of our top Shopify Plus Partners. Access these courses in the Resources tab of your Partner Dashboard. Learn more.
    • New Partner Dashboard — Your Partner Dashboard is the best place to keep in sync with the apps, themes, and stores that you're building with Shopify. You can use it to track the stores you're developing or managing for clients; revenue, installs, and other data for the apps, payment gateways, or themes you've published; affiliate referrals; and payment schedules for your referrals and bounties. Learn more.
    • Collaborator Accounts — Collaborator Accounts allow you to request access to a client’s Shopify store directly from your Partner Dashboard. These accounts provide a simpler and safer way for you to gain access to, and work on, your clients’ existing Shopify stores. Learn more.
    • Commerce Awards 2017 — We want to celebrate Shopify Partners and Developers across the globe. With 16 new categories, expert judges, and VIP prizes, the Commerce Awards are the perfect place to showcase your best commerce builds and experiences. Submit your commerce project or nominate a colleague whose work you think shines. This is a great chance to build recognition for your great work, and cement yourself as an industry leader. Learn more.
    • A Day With Shopify 2017This conference offers a full day of Shopify Partner-specific networking and programming. With five stops across five countries, A Day with Shopify is an invaluable event that can help you become a more successful Shopify Partner. Attend presentations curated by Shopify, and brought to you by fellow Shopify Partners. Learn more.
    • Unite 2018 — As a proud Canadian company, we’re bringing Unite 2018 home. Experience our northern hospitality in Canada’s largest city of Toronto. Stay tuned for dates and venue details in the weeks to follow. Get event announcements and VIP ticket pricing by subscribing on the Unite website. Learn more.

    In addition to all the tools, educational resources, and events launched this year, we have lots planned for the future of the Shopify Partner Program. We’re heavily investing in education, and Training Camp is just the start — get ready for a slew of fresh training and education focused on helping you grow both your technical prowess and business know-how.

    Additionally, we want to make getting your digital business off the ground easier than ever, and what’s integral to a business? Clients! We’ll soon be rolling out a new initiative exclusively for our top Shopify Partners that will help you get more leads and prospective clients. Stay tuned...

    Wait till you see what’s next

    Shopify has always worked overtime to deliver on features and services to help Shopify merchants grow their businesses. Now, more than ever, we’re heavily investing in tools and resources designed specifically to help Shopify Partners succeed.

    This is your opportunity to build the business you’ve always dreamed of. The Shopify Partner Program will be cheering you along from the sidelines, every step of the way.

    Not Yet a Shopify Partner?

    Working with Shopify is your opportunity to provide clients with the customized commerce experiences they need today, and tomorrow. By becoming a Shopify Partner, you’ll receive revenue opportunities and educational resources that will empower the growth of your business. Now is the time to take control of your business’s future.

    Get Started

    About the Author

    Anastasia is the Editor of Shopify's Web Design and Development Blog. She’s a former journalist and freelancer, and loves chocolate stout beer.

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