Featured updates

Showcase multiple product images on your buy buttons.

March 2

Multiple images can be displayed when embedding products with the Buy Button sales channel. 🎉

Carrier calculated shipping for everyone.

February 22

Carrier calculated shipping for Canada Post and USPS is offered on all plan types. Learn more. 🚢

Removing the pain of adding domains.

February 21

We detect most common providers when you’re adding domains so that we can give provider-specific help. 🍾

Recent updates

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April 3

Shipping

US merchants can now print test labels to make sure a printer is set up properly. 🖨

April 3

Shipping

USPS shipping labels are now provided in PDF format to allow for a standard experience as we add additional carriers and printing formats down the road.

April 3

Shipping

Stores on the Advanced or Shopify Plus plans can now use their own Canada Post account to calculate shipping rates for your customers when they check out. Learn more. 🚢

March 31

Accounts

The online store theme editor has been redesigned to be easier on the eyes and add more focus to the content and tabs on the main sidebar. 👓

March 31

Accounts

Staff accounts that do not have the “Applications” permission will see the “Sales channels” link as a greyed-out button and will not have access to add new channels. 🛑

March 31

Reports

Reports now show you the opening and closing balance of your outstanding gift cards and allow you to view the balance and details of every gift card that you’ve issued. 💳

March 30

Orders

A bug that was causing some weird formatting when you printed orders, draft orders, and product pages has been fixed. 🔨

March 30

Accounts

Staff accounts that do not have the “Home” permission will now see a friendly message explaining that they don't have the permission required to view the dashboard on Home.

March 28

Orders

The Draft Orders API is now available to all merchants and partners. Learn more. 📝

March 28

Checkout

Inventory is no longer reserved in the initial checkout stages. Instead, products in a checkout are reserved from inventory after your customer successfully makes payment. This ensures that inventory is available for potential customers when someone enters checkout but does not convert to a sale.

March 28

Admin

Sales channels and top apps are now discoverable through the search in the admin. The top apps are discoverable, with the goal of expanding the apps search coverage in the near future. 🔍

March 28

Accounts

G-Suite (Google Apps) staff account creation limited staff permissions, causing issues for new staff members. Going forward, Google Apps login will be available for existing staff accounts only.

March 24

Reports

Reports filtered by sales channel now also include apps and draft orders. 📊

March 23

Checkout

JavaScript features in Internet Explorer 9 and older versions are not supported in the checkout, but customers using older versions are still able to complete a checkout.

March 20

Checkout

The Order Updates card on the Order Status page shows your customers where they can expect to receive updates on their order. This could include SMS messages, Facebook Messenger, etc. ⬆️ 📆

March 16

Sales channels & Apps

An application credit is applied to your account when you downgrade to a less expensive recurring app plan in the middle of a billing cycle. 💸

March 16

Discounts

Discounts created by Shopify Scripts are included in an Orders CSV export. 📝

March 16

Checkout

Japanese customers see a local address form when checking out from your store. 🇯🇵

March 15

Accounts

An email notification is sent to the new account owner when account ownership is transferred. 🙏

March 13

Accounts

A password confirmation is required when attempting to transfer account ownership. 🤝

March 9

Shipping

The “Signature confirmation” option is available when purchasing shipping labels for Canada Post. Learn More. 📝

March 7

Checkout

The additional shipping methods that are available to your customer are shown in the shipping method review block on the checkout confirmation page. 📬

March 6

Reports

Product details show up in Reports as they are titled at the time of sale. If a product is edited, the new details will appear as a second line item in a report. 📊

March 2

Sales channels & Apps

Multiple images can be displayed when embedding products with the Buy Button sales channel. 🎉

March 1

Orders

Tags can be added to draft orders in bulk using the Bulk actions menu on the Draft orders page. 🏷

February 28

Orders

Tags on draft orders are carried over when a draft is converted to an order. 🏷

February 28

Admin

The “Preview” button has changed to “View” in the titlebar of pages like Products, Collections, Articles, etc. and will show under the ellipsis “…” button when there are multiple secondary action options.

February 24

Shipping

Japanese shipping carriers Sagawa and Yamato support tracking numbers when fulfilling an order. 🚛

February 22

Accounts

Collaborator accounts that don’t count towards your shop’s staff limit are available for developers, designers, marketers, etc. Learn more. 💾

February 22

Checkout

There was a bug fixed in the Checkout Language settings that was causing your “Discount label” to show in place of “Discount placeholder” causing the “Discount placeholder” to be left out.

February 22

Shipping

Carrier calculated shipping for Canada Post and USPS is offered on all plan types. Learn more. 🚢

February 21

Sales channels & Apps

We detect most common providers when you’re adding domains so that we can give provider-specific help. 🍾

February 15

Shipping

The tax rate for an area is automatically set when adding a new country or region to a shipping zone. Previously these rates would default to 0. 🗺

February 13

Payments

Additional payment buttons like PayPal Express & Apple Pay are hidden when a cart or checkout is empty as these payment options do not support free checkouts.

February 13

Sales channels & Apps

Shipping Scripts are available to all Shopify Plus merchants in the Script Editor app. Learn more.

February 8

Checkout

Customers need to enter an email address and billing address when checking out from a draft order invoice. 📧

February 7

API

Draft Orders API is available for beta use. Apps can create, update, and send invoices for orders where shipping, taxes, and all total amounts are calculated through the API. Learn more! 📃

February 6

Customers

Customers submitting a contact form or signing up for a mailing list more than once in a 24 hour period need to complete a captcha to verify that they’re human. 🤖

February 6

Customers

A customer’s phone number can be added and edited from the “edit” window in the customer details page. 📇

February 1

Sales channels & Apps

Twitter sales channel has been removed from Shopify. We look forward to exploring other selling options with Twitter in the future. 😊

January 31

Sales channels & Apps

Switch between a theme’s different styles while demoing it in the theme store without needing to return back to the main page. 🔜

January 20

Payments

PayPal order states are synced across Shopify and PayPal. If you capture payments or refund orders in Shopify, your changes will reflect in your PayPal dashboard. The same actions in PayPal are reflected in Shopify. 🎉

January 16

Sales channels & Apps

Options to “Undo” and “Redo” have replaced the “Clear” button in the Theme editor. 👓

January 16

API

A limit of 100 transactions per order has been set for 3rd party API clients. The limit is not set for API clients approved to use the Sales Channel SDK. ✋

January 10

Shipping

A “Signature confirmation” option is available when purchasing shipping labels for USPS. Learn more. 📝

January 10

Sales channels & Apps

The Amazon channel is available if you sell in USD. Start selling on Amazon today. Learnmore.

January 9

Shipping

Choose the shipping date that appears on your USPS shipping labels and delay the customer’s shipping notification until the day of shipment. Learn more. 🚚

January 9

Orders

Fraud detection error messaging is more clear when referring to a billing or shipping address. 👓

January 6

Payments

Shopify Capital cash advance transactions can be exported using the “Export” button on the transactions page. 💰

December 22, 2016

Accounts

A Google icon will appear beside any staff account that is enabled for authentication through Google in the Account Settings page.

December 15, 2016

Shipping

Purchasing international shipping labels on orders valued over $2500 will not be available in the US until support for AES/ITN codes is added. Stay tuned.

December 5, 2016

Shipping

The Shipping fulfillments customs form has been updated to be more clear. 👓

November 22, 2016

Reports

A new Customer report gives you insight into who your customers are, and the reporting index is updated to provide better visibility of your store’s data. Learn more. 📊

November 15, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Shopkey sends product photos and links on messaging apps like iMessage, Messenger, Snapchat, and more. Your products are a tap way from sharing on your iOS devices. Learn more. 👉📱

November 14, 2016

Payments

A customer’s eligibility for PayPal Seller Protection is shown in the Risk card on the Order details page. Learn more.

November 4, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Connect your GoDaddy domain to your Online store with GoDaddy Connect. Learn more. 😎🎩

November 2, 2016

Orders

The risk analysis pop-up better communicates why a risk decision was made. 👔

October 31, 2016

Accounts

The last login date of a staff member is easier to read on the Accounts page. 👓

October 27, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Browse a selection of free themes directly from the Online store sales channel by clicking “Explore free themes” on the Themes page. Learn more. 🌏

October 27, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The new homepage on the theme store lets you browse theme collections organized by your store’s style and needs. Learn more. 🎉🛍

October 20, 2016

API

A new access token that lets you match a user’s permission level when making a request is available through the API. This will let embedded apps and channels provide different experiences based on the permissions a staff member has. Learn more.

October 12, 2016

Home

The high-risk card has been temporarily removed from Home. The card will start appearing again once the new risk analysis architecture is ready.

October 12, 2016

Accounts

Staff accounts can be temporarily deactivated and reactivated. Learn more. 👥

October 6, 2016

Orders

The accuracy of our Order Risk Analysis software has increased significantly. Learn more. 🤓 💾

October 6, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Moneris IPP320 terminal can be used in Canada with Shopify POS to accept debit, credit, Apple Pay, and Android pay. Learn more. 🇨🇦

October 5, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Messenger channel is available in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Let your customers browse and buy your products directly from your Facebook Messenger chat. Learn more. 🛍📱

September 29, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Buy Button channel overview includes the “Top products”, “Top viewed products”, and “Top embed link views“ metrics.

September 29, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Bring your t-shirt design ideas to life in virtual reality with Thread Studio. Learn more. 👕👚👔

September 28, 2016

Accounts

Setting staff permissions and limiting access on the Account Settings page is more clear. 👓

September 27, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The new Shopify mobile app for iOS and Android allows you to do everything you need to run and grow your business on the go. Learn more. 🚀📱

September 21, 2016

Shipping

Buy and print discounted Canada Post shipping labels with Shopify Shipping. Learn more. 🇨🇦

September 13, 2016

Checkout

Apple Pay is available for your store’s checkout. Your customers can buy with a single touch on mobile Safari browsers. Activate Apple Pay.

September 13, 2016

Accounts

The staff invite email has an option to decline the staff account invitation, because no one likes unanswered invitations. 💌

September 6, 2016

Orders

You can add tags to draft orders, making it easier to filter and search for draft orders. ⏭

September 2, 2016

Reports

The number of items in an inventory transfer creation receipt is a total of all quantities rather than the total number of line items. This is a more accurate way of calculating the number of physical items in a transfer. 😅

September 2, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

We’re automatically redirecting your old blog URLs when you update the SEO information of a blog post. 👍

September 1, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

A bug was fixed that was stopping users with the ‘Applications’ permission from viewing the app store when they clicked through from the apps page. 🔨

August 31, 2016

Accounts

You can use spaces in your account passwords. 🔐

August 26, 2016

Shipping

Fulfillment cards on the Order details page make it easier for you to see the status of items that have been fulfilled. It’s also a quick way to add tracking to a fulfillment or print a shipping label. 🖨

August 25, 2016

Admin

If you can’t find what you're looking for, try typing it into the search box in the top left corner. 🔬

August 24, 2016

Accounts

The title “Staff accounts” has replaced similar titles like “Staff members”, “Users”, and “User accounts”.

August 23, 2016

Payments

Shopify Payments payouts in the UK have been reduced to 4 day cycles from the previous 7 day cycles. 💸

August 23, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Sell your products in the UK using the Shopify Payments Tap, Chip, and Swipe Reader. Learn more. 🇬🇧

August 23, 2016

Home

The “Today’s summary” section on Home has been improved to help speed up loading times. ⚡️

August 17, 2016

Shipping

An “attempted delivery” status can be displayed by shipping carriers when tracking orders from the Order Status page.

August 16, 2016

API

You can subscribe to webhooks for theme create, update, and delete events. Learn more.

August 11, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Themes in the Theme Store have a “more themes with similar features” section to help you narrow down your search. 🔍

August 11, 2016

API

Shipping carriers can send a description of up to 100 characters when sending shipping rates through the API.

August 10, 2016

Reports

Reports have been updated to show “Top product searches with no results from your store”, and “Top product searches (with results) from your store”.

August 8, 2016

Home

Home has been improved and loads much faster. ⚡️

August 8, 2016

Accounts

A bug was fixed that was stopping Staff accounts with access to the Domains page from purchasing new domains. ✅

August 2, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The new Apps page layout makes it easier to manage the apps that you use and find the the apps that you need.

July 29, 2016

Notifications

A bug was fixed that was causing the Refund Notification email template to treat refunds and pending payments as accepted payments in the subtotal line.

July 28, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Mobile Buy SDK 2.0 is here. The update lets your customers access their accounts from your app, and adds Android Pay. Learn more. 📲

July 27, 2016

Shipping

A bug was fixed that was causing an order’s total weight to display incorrectly when purchasing shipping labels. 🕷🙅🏻

July 25, 2016

Payments

The statement descriptor for Shopify Payments and Shopify.com says “Shopify” across all four regions where it’s available (Australia, Canada, US, and the UK).

July 25, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

A bug was fixed that was causing issues when sorting manual collections on mobile. Sorry about that. 🤗

July 22, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Shopify POS for Android can accept discount codes at the checkout, add customers, and turn tax rates on and off from the cart. Learn more.

July 22, 2016

API

JPG images with a size parameter in the URL are 20-60% smaller in file size. This mean faster online stores, especially on mobile. ⚡️

July 20, 2016

Reports

“Total sales” replaced “Gross sales” in the Home sidebar overview for Plus shops.

July 20, 2016

Admin

Performance matters - We’ve been working on making sure that Shopify loads fast all of the time. 🚀

July 19, 2016

Accounts

The button to log out staff accounts reads “Log Out Staff” instead of “Expire User Sessions”. 👥

July 19, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

With “Goals”, Kit wants to help you build your presense on Facebook, find the right audience for your ads, and get you your first sale. Learn more. 💸

July 18, 2016

Checkout

The product list is scrollable when there are more than four products being purchased in order to always show customers the discounts and order total fields.

July 18, 2016

API

Staff need to have full persmissions to create, access, or modify private apps.

July 16, 2016

Liquid

Our img_tag helper can customize image sizes and specify crop parameters to match required dimensions. Learn more.

July 15, 2016

Orders

The Shopify Stockroom is open. Follow Jane’s journey as she overcomes challenges to build her own successful Shopify store.

July 14, 2016

Accounts

The delete button on the Staff profile page has been moved to avoid deleting people by accident. 😶

July 8, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Flea and Farmer’s Market search is here to help you find new ways for you to sell your products in your area. Learn more. 🐓

July 8, 2016

Checkout

JavaScript features in Internet Explorer 8 and older versions are no long supported in the checkout, but customers using these older versions will still able to complete a checkout.

July 7, 2016

Shipping

Creating zones, adding countries, and adding rates has been combined to a single page in Shipping settings.

July 5, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Your customers can store your shop’s gift cards in their iPhones using Apple Wallet Passes. Learn more. 📱

July 4, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Add new sales channels from the left navigation menu by clicking the (+) button beside “Sales channels”.

July 4, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Mobile Buy SDK supports iOS smart banners and universal links. iOS users visiting your website can be redirected to your installed app when on mobile. Learn more.

June 24, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

Sales channel overview data is accessible from the sidebar on Home. Check on each channel’s performance without switching between pages. 📉 🤓

June 23, 2016

Reports

All of the buttons within the Reports and Finance pages are accessible.

June 16, 2016

Notifications

Customer email templates have a new responsive layout and a mobile-friendly email template editor. The new editor lets you change the accent color and logo used in your templates. 📧

June 15, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

You can edit the URL of your blog posts. New blog posts will no longer contain the blog ID in the URL.

June 13, 2016

Checkout

Set up Apple Pay and get your checkout ready for the launch this fall. Learn more. 📱

June 9, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Houzz sales channel is available when selling in USD. List your products on the Houzz marketplace. Learn more. 🏡

June 1, 2016

Sales channels & Apps

The Shopify for Wix app was removed from the Wix App Market. Continue to sell on your Wix website using the Buy Button.

May 25, 2016

Orders

Add attachments to Timeline comments. Engage your team, share pictures, videos, PDFs, and spreadsheets.

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