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Better slideshows in the latest version of Debut

Create better slideshows for your online store when you're using Shopify's free Debut theme, now with more options for images and layout. Improved settings include image cropping, text alignment, and call-to-action buttons, as well as mobile layout updates.

Learn more about the new Debut slideshow settings from our Help Center, and check out version 10.0.0 of Debut in our Theme Store.

Fulfill orders with peace of mind using Fraud Protect

Activate Fraud Protect for Shopify payments to protect eligible orders against fraudulent chargebacks. When Fraud Protect is activated, online orders processed through Shopify Payments are analyzed and classified as either "protected" or "not protected". This means that you can fulfill orders with confidence, knowing that payment is guaranteed on protected orders.

Fraud Protect is currently available only to select merchants within the United States.

Learn more about Fraud Protect at the Shopify Help Center.

Grow your business with the new Marketing section 📣

Simplify your marketing efforts! We just launched Marketing, a brand new section in Shopify designed as a central location for your marketing campaigns. The Marketing section includes our first Shopify-built marketing tools for advertising on Google and Facebook.

Learn how to create a marketing campaign or visit Marketing today.

Use your own UPS account to create shipping labels in Shopify 📦

We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear: now you can use your own UPS rates to create labels in Shopify and save time while fulfilling orders by managing everything in one spot!

Instead of leaving Shopify to fulfill UPS orders, quickly and easily print your UPS labels during the order fulfillment process in your admin. You’ll be billed directly by UPS for your label purchases.

If you already have a UPS account connected, then you can enable labels from your UPS settings. Otherwise,get started by connecting a UPS account.

Note: This feature is only available for U.S. stores on the Advanced or Plus plan.

Scan product barcodes in POS with your device cameras!

Use your phone or tablet's camera to scan product barcodes! Quickly add items to cart, and check out your customers without any extra hardware.

Available for Shopify POS on both iOS and Android.

Learn more about using Barcode Scanning at the Shopify Help Center.

The Buy Button channel has fresh updates!

We've simplified the steps to creating a checkout link from the Buy Button channel. Select any product, and simply copy the link into an email campaign, social media post, or text message to send customers directly to a checkout. It’s a fast way to promote any product, anywhere! 🚀

Also, if you’re creating an embedded collection, you can now set images to a fixed size to create a uniform look for each product!

Finally, we’ve made it easier for you to get started with the Buy Button channel by including more educational content and clear next steps. 🎉

Learn more about the Buy Button channel from the Shopify Help Center.

Removed: Generate access tokens for the JavaScript Buy SDK from within the Buy Button channel

We've removed the option to generate access tokens for the JavaScript Buy SDK from the Buy Button sales channel. If you're using the JavaScript Buy SDK, create a private app to generate your access token instead. No need to install the Buy Button channel to do this any more.

Check out our Developer resources on the JavaScript Buy SDK for more information.

Transfer your Shopify domain to a different Shopify store

Shopify managed domains can now be transferred between stores from your Shopify admin - no need to contact Shopify Support in most cases! This is great if you own multiple stores and you want to transfer your domain from one store to another, or if you're transferring a Shopify domain to any other store.

Learn more about transferring Shopify domains from the Shopify Help Center.

Manage inventory and orders across multiple locations

Track inventory accurately, everywhere it's stocked! If your business has multiple locations, like retail stores, pop-ups, or warehouses, you can now manage inventory and orders across all your locations in Shopify.

To make sure your inventory quantities are always up to date and you don't oversell, orders and sales are also assigned to locations.

There are a few new ways to update your inventory quantities across all your locations too. Use the inventory list, bulk editor, product page, or a CSV file. You have complete visibility into where all your products are stocked.

Learn more about locations in the Shopify Help Center.

New feature: Packing slips

Print packing slips while you’re fulfilling your orders. If you buy shipping labels in bulk with Shopify Shipping, you can print packing slips at the same time. Edit your default packing slip template using HTML, CSS, and Liquid from your shipping settings.

Add shopping stickers to products in Instagram Stories

Selling your Shopify products on Instagram just got better! Add shopping stickers to your products in Instagram Stories to make it easy for customers to find them. You can also tag your products in Instagram posts. Customers who find your products on Instagram can tap a link to view and buy them from your online store.

Instagram stories let people share as much as they want throughout the day, with the ability to share multiple moments in photos and videos, which appear together in a slideshow on a user’s story.

Good to know: Shopping stickers can be added to images in Stories, but not videos.

Learn more about selling on Instagram by using the Instagram sales channel from the Shopify Help Center.

Shopify Payments Germany launch

Shopify Payments Germany 🇩🇪is available for stores located in Germany! Accept both credit card and SOFORT transactions on your store through Shopify's integrated payments system. Shopify Payments offers a streamlined payment experience including order and chargeback management, Shopify Pay, Apple Pay, and in-house payouts from within your Shopify admin to help simplify your payments.

Learn more about Shopify Payments Germany and how it can benefit your business.

New inventory CSV file for quickly updating inventory quantities

Update inventory quantities without risking making changes to other product details, using the new CSV export and import tool.

Unlike the existing CSV file for products, this CSV is focused exclusively on updating inventory quantities. The benefit of a more focused spreadsheet is that it's faster and easier to update inventory quantites in bulk, without risking overwriting other product information (such as publishing details or product images).

This feature is extra useful to support your inventory cycle or annual inventory counts!

Learn more about exporting or importing inventory with a CSV file in the Help Center.

All your store policies in one convenient place

You don't have to create custom pages for your store policies any more! 📜

Add and update your store policies from an easy-to-find, dedicated section, and link to them from your store menus. In the past, you could see your store policies, like your Terms of Service, on your checkout page, and you could update them from the Checkout settings. Now, you can find policies in the Settings > Legal section.

Best of all - Add any policy to any menu in your online store, to make it easier to keep them up to date. One source of truth! You won't have to worry about forgetting to update these legal documents in two different places.

Learn more about store policies from the Shopify Help Center.

Shopify Pay is even faster for returning customers 💰

When a customer who uses Shopify Pay returns to your store within 30 days, they can check out faster than ever.

Customers returning to the same store can now use Shopify Pay without an SMS validation. This will work for customers using the same device and browser within 30 days of their last order. Instead, customers will be redirected to the new pay.shopify.com landing page to confirm their details.

This is another big step to reducing friction on the checkout!

Learn more about the Shopify Pay customer experience at the Shopify Help Center.

Introducing the redesigned Shopify App Store

We've beautifully redesigned the Shopify App Store from ground up to help you find the right app for your unique business.

Choose the best app for your business with streamlined listings, clear app information, and a simplified pricing structure. Search is now more accurate than ever, with relevant information available right on the search results page. Finally, app recommendations are smarter than ever and tailored to you.

Learn more about the new Shopify App Store and visit it today.

Tipping on Shopify POS

Give your customers the chance to leave a tip! Add tipping to the checkout for in-person orders processed with the credit payment method. Your customers can have the opportunity to share their appreciation for great service in your store.

Learn more about collecting, tracking and refunding Shopify POS Tips.

Sell in your preferred currency and get paid in your local currency

Good news! With Shopify Payments, now you can sell in a preferred currency and get paid in your local currency. This means you can sell to customers who are in a different country than the country where your business is located, without needing to set up a separate bank account for that currency.

Selling and getting paid in different currencies is available to stores in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Learn more about selling and getting paid in different currencies from the Shopify Help Center.

Include more of your product images with the updated Buy Button template!

Share more of your beautiful product photos with customers in the same Buy Button template! 😀

We’ve made an update to the first Buy Button template (product image, price, and button) so you can include all of your product images, instead of just variant images.

In addition, we’ve updated the Change product and Full width preview buttons in the Buy Button sales channel to make them more visible. You might not spot the difference at first glance, but we wanted to mention it anyway. 👍

Visit the Shopify Help Center to learn more about Buy Button.

BXGY discounts just got even better!

Include freebies with any number of eligible products in an order! Buy X Get Y can now be applied multiple times per order, so you have a lot more control over your giveaways. 🏷

Learn more about Buy X get Y promotions at the Shopify Help Center.

App trial duration 🗓 and billing information 🗒

Check which apps are currently on a trial and how many days you have left. Account owners can view specific billing information for apps. 🎉