chapter 12

Shopify’s Partner Program: Working with Shopify

One of the major decisions you’ll make as a web-based freelancer is the ecommerce platform you choose to work with. The decision will be different for everyone, and maybe you’ll even work with a handful.

Perhaps we’re biased, but a strong contender to consider is Shopify — currently used by more than 325,000 merchants around the world. We’ve built a network of thousands of professionals just like you in our Shopify Partner Program.

What’s that? It’s a team of international designers, developers and marketers working to make commerce better, and using Shopify’s platform to do it. We enable freelancers and agencies to build viable businesses around Shopify by giving them all the tools they need to succeed.

Our Partner Program is free to join. As a Shopify Partner, you’ll get access to our in-depth documentation, workshops and webinars, marketing materials, private discussion forums, and early insights about Shopify’s roadmap and upcoming features. You’ll also have the opportunity to become a Shopify Expert where you’ll be listed in a marketplace where we send merchants who need help with design, development or marketing.

When you sign up, you’ll be introduced to your dedicated Partner Manager who will point you in the right direction whenever you need help. You can open up unlimited test shops to fiddle around with the platform, build a theme or app, or prepare your client’s site before it goes live. 

Plus, you’ll earn revenue share for each client you bring onto Shopify (or each app or theme you sell). On top of the contract price you’ll earn from a client you bring onto Shopify, you’ll receive 20% of what they pay us monthly for as long as they remain on Shopify. For apps and themes you develop, you’ll earn 80% and 70% respectively from each sale.

Shopify’s platform is fully customizable and built using HTML, CSS and our Liquid templating language which is easy to learn (we’ve got lots of tutorials to help you out). You can sign up for our free Partner Program at We would love to have you.

We’ve given you a lot of information here — hope you can use it!

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Shopify is the perfect solution for delighting your next ecommerce client, and our partner program is here to help you along the way. By becoming a Shopify Partner, you'll access exclusive resources that help you expand your business, as well as exciting opportunities to start earning recurring monthly income. Join now to learn more.

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