Become a Shopify partner and earn 20% commissions
Grow your web design, web development, or digital marketing business. Get new clients and earn 20% commissions on referred merchants’ subscriber fees —it’s free to join.Join now
The Shopify Partner Program is a community of web designers, developers, digital marketers, creative agencies, and freelancers that help merchants start, sell, market, and/or manage their ecommerce businesses.
Connect with customers
1 in 3 Shopify merchants seek help from a Shopify expert every 6 months. Through our Shopify partnership program, aspiring merchants can capitalize on professional skills and knowledge to make their online stores a success.
Earn 20% commission
Grow your web design, web development, or digital marketing business. Shopify’s Partner Program gives you access to millions of Shopify merchants in 175 countries. Get new clients and earn 20% commissions on referred merchants’ subscriber fees —it’s free
Offer your clients the world-class ecommerce solution
Millions of merchants use Shopify to run their online stores. By partnering with Shopify, you’ll be working with a top product that’s both easy to use and provides your clients with a commerce experience they want now—and in the future.
Grow with Shopify as a partner
The Shopify Partner Program offers huge learning opportunities. Get access to comprehensive documentation, a learning portal, a partner community of Shopify experts, insider information on product roadmaps, and priority 24/7 partner support.
A world-class ecommerce solution
Unlimited development stores
As a partner, you won’t be constrained by a free trial period. Instead, you'll get unlimited access to our development store environment. This gives you an opportunity to test, optimize, and iterate on your best work.
Showcase your work to attract new clients
Shopify partners can also use the development store as a portfolio to showcase their work and pitch new clients.
Stable, reliable hosting
Shopify offers a 99.98% uptime, unlimited bandwidth, and PCI level 1 compliance to handle even the most complex stores.
Powerful all-in-one ecommerce toolkit
Easily navigate dashboards, products, sales, marketing, and inventory management from a single platform with turnkey ecommerce solutions. Simplify your workflow, implement faster, and customize easier with the Shopify toolkit.
Extensive app integrations
Add features and functionality to your client's business with 6,000+ apps that integrate directly with Shopify.
Connect with 24/7 Shopify customer support over online chat or email.
How the Shopify Partner Program Works
Signup for free
Simply signup for a Shopify Partner account as a website developer, designer, freelancer, creative freelancer or agency, for free.
Build development stores
Once you’re a partner, start building development stores through the partner dashboard. Experiment and test as much as you want. There’s no time limit to work on a development store, and you can create an unlimited number of them.
Transfer development store to start earning commissions
After creating a development store, transfer store ownership over to your client. When the transfer is complete and your client switches to a paid plan, Shopify pays you 20% of the client’s subscription fee.
*Terms and Conditions. To receive Shopify Partner Referral Commissions, one must meet the following conditions: 1. You are a Shopify Partner who has an active Partner account. 2. The Shopify Partner refers an individual/entity (“Referred Merchant”) to Shopify via their Shopify Partner Dashboard. 3. The Referred Merchant registers a Basic Shopify, Shopify, Advanced Shopify, and or Shopify Plus account through the Shopify Partner’s Referral. 4. The Referred Merchant pays monthly subscription fees for their applicable Shopify account.
If these conditions are met, the Shopify Partner will receive the following commissions (collectively, “Referral Commissions”): 1. The Shopify Partner will receive 20% of the Referred Merchant’s monthly Basic Shopify, Shopify, or Advanced Shopify subscription fees or 20% of the Referred Merchant's monthly Base Plus Platform fee on all new deals. 2. Shopify Starter and Shopify Lite Plans are not eligible for Referral Commissions.
The commission recurs monthly as long as the merchant remains a paying Shopify merchant and you remain an active Shopify Partner by completing one of the following activities at least once every 12 months: 1. Shopify partner referral through a development store associated with the Referral Partner’s dashboard (accounted for when the merchant pays the first month’s subscription fee) 2. Referral of a new Merchant to become a paid subscriber or an existing Merchant to Shopify Plus
Shopify will distribute eligible Referral Commissions to a Shopify Partner twice per calendar month (each such period, a “Payment Period”). The first Payment Period occurs during the first half of the month, and the second Payment Period occurs during the second half of the month. The Referral Commission will be paid in either the first Payment Period or the second Payment Period, depending on the date that the Referral Commission was calculated by Shopify.
Where the Referral Commission owing to a Shopify Partner is greater than USD $25 at the end of any Payment Period, the Referral Commission will be paid to the Shopify Partner. Shopify Referral Commissions are always issued in USD, however, new payout methods may allow you to receive your Referral Commissions in another currency, including your local currency in some cases. The Shopify Partner is responsible for paying any currency conversion fees.