What is the Shopify eCommerce Plugin?
Shopify is one of the world's leading eCommerce platforms. The Shopify eCommerce plugin allows you to sync your Shopify Store and sell your products to your app users. All you need to do is enter your store name and you’re good to go!
This feature will auto-populate your entire inventory into your app, leaving you to simply select one of several design layout options to organize your products.
If you don't have a Shopify Store, you can sign up for one here.
What are the Shopify eCommerce Plugin’s primary functions and what are the steps to accomplish them?
The Shopify eCommerce plugin provides some amazing functionality as described in the introduction, but read on to see what some of the core features are and how to set them up.
How to Add the Shopify eCommerce Plugin to Your App
Here are some simple steps make the Shopify plugin accessible on your app, but if you’d like more detailed information, here’s an article about how to create and enable Marketplace features.
Step 1: In the left menu, go to “Features”
Step 2: Search the Marketplace
Step 3: Click “Add”, give it a title, and click “Add” again to confirm it
Step 4: Once you’ve created your content, you can make your feature accessible by adding it to a Folder plugin, the side menu, or the footer menu.
Once you've added it, you can change the feature's icon and title. This will be what your users see when they access it in your app.
How to Sync Your Store
Step 1: Locate your store name
If you can't remember your shop name, you can find it by logging into your Shopify admin. On your General Settings page, your store name should be visible in the Store name field:
If you can't remember your shop name you can find it by logging into your Shopify admin. This helpful article from Shopify can be used to locate your store name.
IMPORTANT: If you've connected your Shopify store to a custom domain name, you'll still need to use your original Shopify storefront address provided.
Step 2: Enter your store name and click "Done"
To sync your store, you simply need to enter the store name in the Store Name field and click "Done".
How to Change Your Currency Symbol
By default, the currency symbol will be in USD ($), but if you need to change this, simply go to the Settings tab and select from the dropdown list.
How to Use the Image Carousel
The image carousel is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can add images to your feature and then attach various actions such as linking to app content, calling a phone number, sending an email, sending a text message, opening a map, and more using our action builder.
Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to use the image carousel here.
How to Use the Text WYSIWYG
Don’t be fooled. The Text WYSIWYG is much more than just text! With it, you can also add images, video, and embed forms within a variety of plugins in your app. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to use the Text WYSIWYG here.
What are some tips you should know about?
Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.
Pro Tip 1: Make sure your store is Live
In order for your store to be display the items in the app, your store will need to be live. You can make sure your store is live by going to your store URL in a Private or Incognito Browser window.
Pro Tip 2: Images for Categories and Items
Having high quality images in your app will not only make it more appealing, but will also allow users to decide if they want to purchase your products and help increase sales.
Pro Tip3: Use Push Notifications to Drive Traffic
Utilize the Shopify Plugin with push notifications to drive traffic and response. Have a sale or a new line that you just released? Use push notifications to let your users know about it!
What are some related articles?
In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:
- WooCommerce Plugin Tutorial
- Getting Started: eCommerce App
- How To Create and Enable Plugin Instances
- How to Create Engaging Push Notifications
Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)