What are Shopify Partners, how do you choose one, and how can they help your ecommerce store?
Shopify Partners are a group of designers, developers and marketers who use the Shopify platform to build websites, themes and apps. Partners like Eastside Co enjoy early access to new features, materials and a collaborative community to better help merchants.
It enables agencies, designers, developers, marketers, photographers etc to offer their expertise to Shopify merchants all round the world, and introduce new merchants to the platform. The Shopify App Store and Experts Marketplace provide places for Partners to place their apps and services directly in front of merchants.
If you fit into one of the categories above, simply sign up to the Partner program here.
It is a series of courses and exams run by Shopify that Partners can take to increase their skills. It covers topics such as project management, app development, design psychology and the fundamentals of setting up and managing a Shopify store to make sure Partners are fully equipped to help their clients.
The platform is designed so it’s possible for merchants to set up their stores and start trading. However, there are also Shopify Partners and Experts, like Eastside Co, who you are able to hire to set up your store. Eastside Co has a 60-strong team of designers, developers, marketers, project managers, QA testers and creatives who have collectively launched over 500 Shopify stores. It all depends on your budget, goals, and in-house resource. Feel free to get in touch with us to see if we could help you realise your vision.
Shopify Plus Partners like Eastside Co are certified by Shopify for their technical skills and ability to work seamlessly on Plus, to migrate, integrate, build and grow merchant businesses on the Plus platform. They have world-class industry and platform expertise and use that to provide solutions for high-growth businesses.
The Shopify Plus Certified App Program supports the largest Shopify merchants by helping them source apps and solutions they need to build and scale their business. The program is available specifically for Shopify Partners who provide a level of product quality, service, performance, privacy, and support that meets the stringent requirements of Shopify Plus merchants.
Once certified by Shopify, a partner app is made available to merchants globally via the Shopify Plus Partner Directory and Shopify App Store. This Directory enables Shopify Plus merchants to easily discover and review app partners that have been vetted to solve a variety of unique commerce challenges.