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.
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.
How the Shopify Partner Program Works
*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.