Shopify Partners: what is it and how does it work?
  • eCommerce


Shopify is one of the most popular online-store creation platforms on the market thanks to its various benefits, such as its ease of use, versatility and huge capacity to adapt.

Thanks to Shopify Partners, you can take part in a programme to offer consulting services, develop apps for Shopify or generate income by referring other users.

What is Shopify Partners?

Shopify Partners brings together affiliates, sellers, developers and designers who are experts in Shopify, offering their services to other customers looking to develop e-commerce projects on the Shopify platform.

These Shopify experts forming part of the Shopify Partners programme act as strategic partners, allowing users to get the most out the platform when it comes to developing and managing their e-commerce business with Shopify.

What are the advantages of Shopify Partners?

Taking part in Shopify partners as a platform expert offers a series of benefits, including:

  • Access to Shopify training. You’ll gain access to a range of free courses, documentation and resources to improve your Shopify skills.
  • Exclusive information about the platform. You’ll always be up to date with the latest news and upcoming features.
  • Priority technical service. You’ll be able to ask Shopify professionals about any technical or commercial issue related to the portal, receiving rapid and efficient responses (with 24/7 service).
  • It’s a free service. There are no fees or monthly costs to join Shopify Partners.
  • Access to more than 1.7 million customers. Shopify has more than 1.7 users – offering a huge pool of potential customers for Shopify Partners experts.

How to join the Shopify Partners programme

To take part in the Shopify Partners programme, free of charge, you’ll need to follow a series of simple steps:

  1. Firstly, you’ll need to create a Shopify user account, providing information such as your email address and full name, and creating a secure password. After you submit this data, all you need to do is verify your email address.
  2. To convert your basic Shopify account to a Partner account, you’ll need to log in to your Shopify account and go to the Shopify Partner portal, then click the button ‘Join now’ on the upper right of the image. You’ll then be taken to a page where you can fill in your user details and answer a few questions about the partner programme.

With this quick and easy process, you’ll be able to access Shopify Partners and offer consulting, design or development services to other platform users.

How does Shopify Partners work?

Becoming a member of Shopify Partners is an opportunity to take advantage of your skills and experience on the platform. The services through which you can generate income are:

Shopify affiliates programme

With Shopify Partners you’ll have access to the platform’s affiliates programme, through which you can generate passive income for each new user who registers on Shopify through the personalised link provided.

This is a good way to obtain extra income by promoting Shopify to other users, encouraging them to make their own e-commerce site.

Shopify consulting

Shopify users can often find themselves with questions, problems or difficulties when it comes to creating and managing their e-commerce site. Acting as a consultant to resolve these issues and allow users to achieve success thanks to your Shopify skills is one of the aims of the partner programme.

Creating applications for Shopify

You’ll be able to offer applications and add-ons created for Shopify within the Shopify app store. What’s more, you can even develop personalised applications for other Shopify users to meet their business’s specific needs.

Creating, optimising or migrating virtual stores

Helping other Shopify users to create their e-commerce sites within the platform is one of the aims of this programme. Partners offer services to create online stores, optimise and boost existing Shopify stores looking to take the next step, or carry out migrations to Shopify from other development platforms like PrestaShop or Magento, for example.

Become a Shopify Expert

Expert is a new level within Shopify Partners, achieved by members who demonstrate exceptional mastery and dedication to the platform, accessing exclusive resources and obtaining greater visibility within the Shopify ecosystem.

How to succeed as a Shopify Partner

By joining Shopify Partners, you’ll gain access to a wide range of opportunities to generate income by working with Shopify stores.

Below, we’ll offer a series of recommendations to get the most out of the possibilities available to Shopify partners:

Get to know how Shopify Partners works

The first thing you need to get the most out of the programme is a thorough understanding of Shopify Partners. The programme’s blog features various interesting articles that explain how it works and make it easier to understand all the possibilities on offer.

Getting to know all the options available with Shopify Partners will offer you the best performance and profits by working as a consultant, designer or within the platform’s affiliates programme.

Create a Shopify store

It’s important to have your own store on Shopify, as this offers added value to your customers, who will be able to see all the skills and experience you have in developing e-commerce sites on the platform.

This online store serves as a showcase for Shopify users – potential customers for the services you want to offer.

Use the toolkit

Shopify Partners offers a toolkit to help promote and offer services to other users. Making good use of these add-ons, such as logos and banners, will help promote your business and project a serious and professional image.

Act professionally

Becoming a Shopify Partner means that you have extensive skills in developing e-commerce sites on the platform, as well as proven experience. You’ll need to convey a professional profile at all times in order to create a sense of reliability for other Shopify customers looking for consulting services.

Don’t underestimate the affiliates programme

The affiliates programme, in which the platform is recommended to other users, is a significant source of income – bearing in mind that you’ll get 20% of the joining fee every time a user registers on the platform.

When developing online stores, users usually make mistakes that can affect their effectiveness and prevent them from making the most of their e-commerce business. With the help of an expert and experienced consultant, they can overcome all these obstacles and ensure the best growth and success in their online business. With Shopify Partners, you’ll act as an expert consultant – bringing online stores created on the platform to the next level.

Taking part in Shopify Platforms opens up new possibilities to join a community full of business opportunities, with more than 1.7 users requiring professional services to improve their e-commerce sites. By joining the market of Shopify experts, you’ll attract a host of platform users looking for services to create, customise and optimise their online stores.