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Now you can filter the list of products in the admin by collection. Quickly view all of the products in a collection right from the Products page.
When the collection filter is applied to your product list, you can't search, add other filters, or sort by inventory. If you have other filters or a search applied to your product list, then the collection filter will be unavailable.
Learn more about filtering your products from the Shopify Help Center.
We’ve added 3 URL parameters to storefront search results.
The new search parameters help us to measure the performance of search so that we can continuously improve the search functionality and surface the most relevant results to your customers. Search result URLs now look like
Learn more about searching your store from the Shopify Help Center.
The character limit for Shopify Scripts has been increased to 24,576 (from 16,384). Now Shopify Plus merchants have the flexibility and space they need to build more complex line item, shipping, and payment customizations at checkout.
Learn more about Shopify Scripts from the Shopify Help Center.
WebP is a modern image format that provides superior compression for images on the web, with an average savings of over 30% in file size over traditional file formats like PNG and JPEG. Smaller images means faster download times and less network bandwidth usage, which both contribute to online store pages appearing to customers noticeably faster!
There are no settings or code changes required to take advantage of this feature. Lossless WebP is automatically available when using browsers that support the format.
Learn more about WebP from Google Developers support.
When your customers use Shopify Pay, they can now input discount codes and gift cards from the order confirmation step.
This feature is available for all stores with Shopify Pay enabled, with no action required in your store settings or from your customers.
To learn more about Shopify Pay from the Shopify Help Center.
If you're located in the United States, then you can rent from Shopify's Hardware Rental program. If you’re opening a pop-up shop or exhibiting at a convention, then Shopify has you covered. Rent the retail hardware you need for the days that you need it.
To help you focus on your business, we simplify the rental process with the following included benefits:
* rental bundles include an iPad Air with LTE data to make sure that you never miss a transaction
* we ship directly to your desired location to save you the trouble of traveling with your hardware
* you receive a prepaid return shipping label included in your package, so sending the rental hardware back is quick and easy
Learn more about the available Shopify hardware rental kits from the Shopify Help Center.
Now it's easier to view and create discount codes and automatic discounts.
You can find all of your discounts in one location, and create new ones from the same page. This change makes it easier to see the discounts you have, and leaves space for future discount types to be added by Shopify.
Learn more about discount codes and automatic discounts from the Shopify Help Center.
You can now add Apple Business Chat to your online store, and read and respond to Business Chat messages from Shopify Ping.
Apple Business Chat allows customers who are browsing your online store from iPhone, iPad, or Mac to start a chat with you from any page of your store. Conversations open in the Messages app, so customers can re-engage with you without returning to your store. You read and respond to messages from the Shopify Ping app on an iOS device.
Download Shopify Ping from the Apple App Store and enable Apple Business Chat from Ping. Apple Business Chat and Shopify Ping are both free for sellers.
Learn more about using Apple Business Chat with Ping from the Shopify Help Center.
Shopify’s fastest way to check out just got even better.
Customers with Shopify Pay can now use the following features in the convenient one-step checkout:
- input a discount code
- add and edit their saved shipping addresses
- select between your store's available shipping methods
These new features are available for all stores with Shopify Pay enabled.
Data-driven product recommendations for your online store are now included by default in the new versions of the following Shopify free themes:
Enable the section to show product recommendations to your customers. The product recommendations are based on products that are commonly purchased together and similar products, so that customers see the most relevant suggestions.
Learn more about product recommendations from the Shopify Help Center.
Your customers are more likely to make a purchase if they can shop in their local currency.
When you use Shopify Payments, you can now sell in up to 10 currencies and get paid in your local currency, all from a single store. International customers can see their local currency all the way through the purchase experience, from your online store home page through to checkout.
This feature will be gradually released to stores using Shopify Payments over the next few weeks.
Learn more about selling in multiple currencies from the Shopify Help Center.
The new Shopify Experts Marketplace connects you with Shopify Experts who you can hire to help you with complicated or difficult tasks related to building your business. On the Experts Marketplace, you can browse experts by services they provide, or create a job and receive proposals from recommended experts.
Discover the services offered by experts and hire them directly from experts.shopify.com.
Learn more about hiring help for your business on Shopify Experts Marketplace from the Shopify Help Center.
If you use a third-party app to manage a loyalty program, then your retail checkout just got faster. ⏩
Third-party app developers can now add cart editing actions to POS, which means that you can access participating loyalty and rewards apps from within the POS cart. When the app supports it, checkout is easier for your staff and faster for customers. Your staff won't have to navigate away from checkout to look for loyalty program details, and it takes less time to apply a relevant discount.
Make your customers feel appreciated for shopping with you, without any hassle.
View a list of loyalty and reward apps that support cart editing on POS in the Shopify App Store. Availability of this feature is determined by an app's developer. Learn how to get help for a third-party app from the Shopify Help Center.
Merchants using Shopify Payments in Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain can now accept Maestro debit cards with Apple Pay for online payments.
Learn more about Apple Pay at the Shopify Help Center.
Your Shopify admin and the Shopify Help Center are now available in the following languages:
Learn more about using Shopify in your language of choice from the Shopify Help Center.
No more struggling to remember passwords - combine your Shopify accounts into one!
Shopify is moving to a single sign on (SSO) system, so that you can use a single email address and password for all the stores and Shopify services that you have access to. This single account makes it faster and easier to switch between stores as well as other Shopify services. You can combine Shopify accounts that use the same email address.
Learn more about migrating to single sign on from the Shopify Help Center.
More of your international customers can use Shopify Pay in their own language, with the following new supported languages:
- Norwegian Bokmål
Shopify Pay is an accelerated checkout that lets customers save their payment and shipping information so they can check out from Shopify stores faster. When you enable Shopify Pay on your store, you can provide faster service to your international customers - now in more languages.
View a full list of Shopify Pay's supported languages from the Shopify Help Center.
If you manage inventory at more than one location, you can now accurately track your inventory transfers between locations in Shopify.
When you create a transfer between locations, inventory is deducted from the origin location and marked as incoming at its destination.
Learn more about inventory transfers from the Shopify Help Center.
When you’re running a retail business, you’ve got a lot on your to-do list.
Now, get a high-level view of how your retail locations are performing with a new dashboard in your Shopify admin.
The Point of Sale overview highlights key details about your retail locations like total sales, total refunds, average order value, and more. You can filter the information by location and by date, so that you can quickly find the information that you need when making decisions for your business.
Learn more about the POS overview from the Shopify Help Center.
We've updated the billing settings administration page to make it easier for you to see your upcoming charges, billing history, and credits.
This is not currently available for Shopify Plus stores.
Learn more about billing settings from the Shopify Help Center.
We’re always looking for ways to improve the checkout experience for your customers, even when something’s going wrong. That's why we built a new customizable email notification to let your customers know when a payment has failed due to an error outside of their control.
Beginning May 31st, when a payment fails due to a connection issue with a customer's bank or your payment provider, the customer receives an email notifying them of the error and confirming they haven’t been charged.
This email will contain a link to their cart, and a link back to your store. Emails are highly effective in recapturing lost traffic, and we want to make sure that if anything goes wrong, your customers are the first to know.
The template is available now, so you have two weeks to customize the notifications before the emails are enabled.
Learn more about customizing your notification templates at the Shopify Help Center.
Shopify has released product recommendation features, which leverage data on products purchased together as well as similar products to surface the most relevant potential purchases to your customers. There are a few ways to take advantage of this powerful new functionality:
- Through our JSON API
- By adding the required liquid code to your current theme
- Through our Storefront API
Coming soon: integrations in the latest versions of our Shopify themes… stay tuned!
Learn more about showing product recommendations from the Shopify Help Center.
A simple image editing tool has been added to the Shopify admin. This is a replacement for the image editing tool that was removed in April.
You can now crop, resize, rotate and use a draw tool to tweak your images – directly within the Shopify Admin. Happy editing!
Shopify Payments is now available for merchants growing their businesses in The Netherlands🇳🇱!
Accept both credit card and iDEAL 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 experience.
Learn more about Shopify Payments from the Shopify Help Center.
Now you can offer your customers automatic discounts that take a percentage or fixed amount off of eligible orders.
In 2018, we launched Buy X Get Y automatic discounts that allow sellers to create code-free discounts that automatically appear on checkout. We've increased your options by introducing new types of automatic discounts: percentage off, and fixed amount off.
Customers will now see automatic discounts on their cart and at checkout for eligible orders.
Learn more about creating percentage or fixed amount off automatic discounts from the Shopify Help Center.
Now you can more easily match orders between the Android and iOS POS apps using receipt numbers.
When you print out a receipt using Android POS, you can find a receipt number. You can use this number to match a purchase, return, or exchange to an order tracked in your POS, Admin, and Shopify mobile app. You can find the receipt number in the header area of each POS order.
Learn more about searching for orders in Shopify POS from the Shopify Help Center.
We've released versions 7.0.0 and 6.0.7 of our free Narrative theme for Shopify online stores.
Narrative 7.0.0 includes the new language options, and new slideshow features:
- Slide height options, including
Adapt to first slide, which automatically adapts the slideshow to fit the image in the first slide
- Add a unique label to buttons on slides, instead of one button label for the whole slideshow
It also adds a button to pause and play the background video on desktop.
Learn more about Shopify's Narrative theme from the Shopify Help Center.
With version 6.0.7, we've added theme translations for your online store in the following languages: Finnish, Hindi, Malay, Norwegian, and Swedish.
Learn more about selecting a language for your theme from the Shopify Help Center.
Manage a unified business and improve your customers’ experience—online, offline, and everywhere in between—with Shopify’s new point of sale hardware.
Good news! You’re getting paid faster.
Starting today, all Australian merchants using Shopify Payments will receive payouts in 2 business days instead of 3. This means you get money in your account faster than ever.
Learn more about payouts from the Shopify Help Center.
compare at price for products from the product details screen on Shopify POS. This helps sales staff look up and communicate the markdown to customers without leaving the app.
Learn more about product details in Shopify POS from the Shopify Help Center.
Send support requests to third-party app developers directly from within the Shopify mobile app.
Requesting help is now easier and more convenient. Simply click the ellipsis - the three little dots - to the right on the app name and click Get support to submit your support request to the app developer.
Learn more about getting help for third-party apps in the Shopify Help Center.
We’re thrilled to share that we’re beta testing a product recommendations API that returns smart recommendations for the product page. This is released as a JSON API for our Plus merchants and Plus Partners, bundled with reporting for the performance of this feature.
With the product recommendations API, smart recommendations are shown on the store's product pages. This helps customers discover more products with a better browsing experience, and boosts sales.
- Real-time native reporting: Understand product recommendation trends and performance with native analytics in real-time, alongside the rest of the sales and conversion data within Shopify.
- Smarter recommendations with less investment: Shopify’s AI algorithm uses the store’s data to provide smarter recommendations based on product descriptions and customer behavior.
- Storefront customization flexibility: Customize the look and feel of the product recommendations on the store.
Learn more about the product recommendations API from the Shopify Help Center.
Select a staff member to attribute to line item sales from Shopify POS.
If you use Shopify POS on iPad, you can select a staff member on items in the cart and attribute the sale to them. You can attribute sales to staff in bulk, and review the attributions in the cost breakdown section of the cart.
You can also run a new Retail sales by staff who helped with sale report to see the sale attributions.
Learn more about sale attribution on Shopify POS from the Shopify Help Center.
We've added a new way for you to see the charges that will appear on your next bill.
You can access your upcoming bill from your billing settings in the Shopify admin. View the billing date, amount, set payment method, and a breakdown of the charges that will be applied to your next bill. The breakown of charges gives you an overview of subscription costs, app charges, shipping fees, and any credits that you may have.
Learn how to view your upcoming bill.
This is not yet available for Shopify Plus stores.
The image editing app was removed from the Files, Products, and Online Store pages in the Shopify admin. The image editor was a third party app that was unexpectedly shut down.
We're working hard to find a replacement for the app. In the meantime, you can use image editing software or install an app from the Shopify App Store.
View a collection of image editing apps on the Shopify App store.
Build a stronger in-store brand identity with a custom message at checkout.
You can change the message that retail customers see on the Customer View app, and enable or disable email capture. You can also use a landscape orientation for the display. You adjust settings for the display from the Shopify POS app.
Learn more about customizing the Customer View app from the Shopify Help Center.
Shopify has discontinued the Swipe (30 Pin) Card reader.
The Swipe (30 Pin) reader was designed to be used with iPhone 4/4S and iPad 2/3. With changes to the supported devices and iOS versions for Shopify POS, the reader no longer meets our performance standards.
If you're using the reader, then you can continue to do so. We recommend that you upgrade to a device that supports iOS 10 or above and a supported card reader from the Shopify Hardware Store.
Learn more about the Swipe (30 Pin) Card Reader from the Shopify Help Center.
We've released version 9.0.0 of our free Simple theme for Shopify online stores.
The new version features an updated slideshow section with the following features:
- Slide height options including
Adapt to first slide, which automatically adapts the slideshow to fit the image in the first slide
- Position a slide image to feature the area of interest in the slide
- Add a slide heading
If you're already using Simple, you need to install the latest version to see the new features.
Learn more about Shopify's Simple theme from the Shopify Help Center.
Retarget your store’s visitors by promoting relevant products through Facebook dynamic ads, which you can now create from your Shopify admin. Dynamic ads might be a good choice for your store if you have a high volume of shoppers on your online stores and you're looking for an ad type that's geared towards conversions.
You can go to the marketing section in your admin and set up a dynamic ad as a new marketing activity. We sync your product catalog to Facebook to make the setup simple and easy.
Learn more about creating Facebook dynamic ads in Shopify from the Shopify Help Center.
We've released version 8.0.0 of our free Boundless theme for Shopify online stores.
The new version features an updated slideshow section with the following features:
- Slide height options
- Auto-rotate slides
- Adjust slide change frequency
- Add a slide heading and a button
If you're already using Boundless, you need to install the latest version to see the new features.
Learn more about Shopify's Boundless theme from the Shopify Help Center.
We've removed the Marketing tab from the Shopify mobile app. This change improves the performance of the app.
To access marketing campaigns from the app, tap the Store tab.
You see the change after you upgrade to version 8.10 of the Shopify mobile app:
Learn more about creating marketing campaings in Shopify from the Shopify Help Center.
The original Barcode Printer app, created by Shopify to work with Dymo printers, is being sunsetted and will no longer be available to use with your Shopify store.
Instead, you can use the new Retail Barcode Labels app to print labels.
Learn more about the Retail Barcode Labels app at the Shopify Help Center.
We’ve just released a simpler way for you to navigate between your Shopify stores.
Now, when you log in to your Shopify admin, you'll see a new dropdown menu in the upper left corner. This dropdown contains all of the stores where you have an account with the same email address. Clicking on a store name will bring you to that store’s Shopify admin.
To help make your stores more secure, your email address (as well as those of your staff) needs to be verified for each store. If your email is not yet verified, then you will be asked to verify your email address before you can switch to other stores.
Learn more about switching between Shopify stores from the Shopify Help Center.
Click and drag products in your collections so they appear in any order that you want!
You can still sort by other existing options, such as best selling products, alphabetically by product title, newest or oldest, and price.
Learn more about changing the sort order of products in a collection from the Shopify Help Center.
In order to provide greater clarity and ease of use to your customers during checkout, Shopify's checkout team has made some changes to the credit card and debit card input fields!
- Cardholder name is becoming Name on card
- CVV is becoming Security code
- MM / YY is becoming Expiry date (MM / YY)
For a more consistent customer experience, the name of input fields related to expiry and issue dates of cards are now standardized to Expiry Date (MM/YY) and Issue Date (MM/YY).
If you use one of your theme’s supported languages, then you don't need to do anything. We'll update the translation automatically.
If you use custom translations for these fields, then we’ll update your existing translations so that they match the new standardization.
If you need to change your custom translation as a result of this, then you can do so from your Shopify admin. Learn more about creating custom translations for your theme and translating your checkout from the Shopify Help Center.
We're excited to share that our team has been hard at work to bring receipt printing to the Shopify POS app for Android. If you're using the Android POS version 3.5.0 or newer, then you'll see new receipt printing options in the app:
- connect a receipt printer from the POS app
- print a transaction receipt or a gift receipt
Provide feedback on the new features directly to Shopify's retail service specialists by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now you can find POS receipt numbers from an order's details page in both web and mobile.
By using receipt numbers instead of order numbers for customer receipts, Shopify has made notable improvements to the speed of POS checkouts. When your in-person customers can check out faster, it's good for everyone!
You can find the receipt number in the header area of each POS order from your Shopify admin and from the Shopify Mobile app.
To speed up performance, products can no longer have more than 250 tags (whether they're created automatically by an app or created manually in the Shopify admin). Any products that already have more than 250 tags will keep their existing tags, but they can't have more tags added to them unless enough of their existing tags are deleted to bring them under the new limit. This limit currently applies to stores on the Advanced Shopify plan and below.
Learn more about managing product tags from the Shopify Help Center.
We're making international selling easier!
When shipping products to international buyers, you need to provide a Harmonized System (HS) code and a country of origin for the products. This information is used by customs to calculate duties.
We've introduced a new way to look up HS codes from the product details page, so you don't need to visit an external website. You can also specifiy the country of origin from the product details page.
When you print international shipping labels by using Shopify Shipping, the HS code and country of origin are automatically added to labels, which saves you from repetitive work. Other shipping apps can also use this information through our API.
Learn more about import fees from the Shopify Help Center.
Shopify has a new version of the Google Shopping app, and the old version is being deprecated and won't be available any more.
You can learn more about switching to the new Google Shopping app from the Shopify Help Center.
When you receive a payout from Shopify Payments, it's labelled "Shopify" on your bank statement by default. You can now edit the payout statement descriptor from the Shopify Payments settings in your admin.
This change can help merchants with more than one store to identify payouts from each store on their bank statements.
Learn how to view your Shopify Payments payouts from the Shopify Help Center.
We've improved the product details screen in Shopify POS so that you can look up inventory quantities across multiple locations.
Retail staff can use Shopify POS to identify out of stock products in-store. They can also tell shoppers about the product inventory that's available at other locations to help make the sale.
Learn more about product details in Shopify POS at the Shopify Help Center.
Give your customers a more seamless return process!
You can now print return labels from your Shopify admin, so that you can include them in shipments. If a customer has to return a product, they can use the label that you sent.
You can also create, send, download, and print return labels from the Shopify mobile app - no need to do it from your computer!
Learn more about creating and sending return labels from the Shopify Help Center.
You can sign up now to attend a webinar about updates to Shopify with our Support team.
This hour-long webinar is focused on the changes Shopify's made in the last month. You'll be in touch with the Support team, so you can ask any questions about updates to Shopify that impact your business. Get more info about what's new in Shopify!
Sign up to learn more about what's new on the Shopify Webinars page.
Merchants in the European Union are being asked to submit or verify their VAT number, or let Shopify know that they don't have a VAT number. Account owners who are affected by this change will receive an email from Shopify. The European Union requires VAT registrants to provide their VAT numbers to Shopify, and requires Shopify to collect VAT numbers.
Introducing a simpler way for Shopify Plus merchants to automate their business with Flow. Templates are sample workflows that you can use right away or customize for your store. Find the most popular workflows in a template library that's organized by business area.
Templates make it easy to automate your business so you spend less time building workflows. Get started by visiting the Templates tab in Flow.
You can now control access to the Marketing and Discount sections of your Shopify admin.
Give the right permissions to the right people
Give your marketers the Marketing permission and let them create new campaigns and view past campaigns. Give your customer service reps the Discounts permission and let them create and manage discounts.
We've made it faster to remove a domain that's set as the primary domain for your Shopify online store.
In the past, you needed to change the primary domain before you would see an option to remove it. Now, just click Remove beside your online store's primary domain to remove it from Shopify - done and done!
Learn more about removing a third-party domain from Shopify in the Shopify Help Center.
Get more control over your slideshows when you use the latest version of Venture, a free Shopify theme for your online store.
With Venture's options, you can customize your slideshow in the following ways:
* set the slide height to match the first image in a slideshow
* display part of a slideshow image that you want to feature
* pause the slideshow and change the slideshow speed.
Shopify's new Customers Tab on POS helps you give your shoppers a great experience.
The Customers Tab gives you a quick and easy way to access, add, and update customer profiles. You can contact your customers directly from their profile using email, phone, or SMS, or use it to personalize in-store interactions.
Open a customer’s profile during checkout to access their entire order history. Then, use their order history to make personalized product recommendations or to quickly process returns and exchanges.
Learn more about customer profiles from the Shopify Help Center.
Sell globally in up to 9 currencies and get paid in your local currency all on a single store!
Selling in multiple currencies is now available for Shopify Plus stores using Shopify Payments, for all of the countries where Shopify Payments is available.
Learn more about multi-currency from the Shopify Help Center.
Between February 4th and March 4th, Shopify Plus merchants with customized checkouts will have the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of Shopify's checkout, getting access to increased stability, better security, and new features.
For merchants who don't upgrade during this time, Shopify will be automatically upgrading checkouts between March 4th and March 14th.
To learn more about the preview and upgrade process, and see the full list of changes included in this version, you can view this document in our Help Center: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/checkout-settings/checkout-upgrade
Shopify Payments merchants in Germany and Spain will begin seeing 0% VAT on their Shopify Payments fees starting on their February invoice. The fees are subject to the reverse charge. Merchants will need to account for the VAT in their country. The Shopify Payments Terms of Service will be updated to reflect this change. Account owners who are affected by this change will receive a notification from Shopify. Merchants will need to verify their VAT number with Shopify as a part of this change.
Shopify Shipping offers the lowest USPS shipping rates available anywhere and access to two additional mail classes.
Here’s what’s new:
Priority Mail Cubic pricing is available to merchants on the Shopify and Advanced plans. Cubic pricing is a deeply discounted rate for shipping small packages weighing up to 20 lbs. Save up to 90% off retail Priority Mail costs. This is a great incentive to offer free expedited shipping to customers.
Shopify continues to offer First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) at 2018 rates instead of 2019 rates. You get up to 21% off retail shipping costs when you ship internationally. These are the lowest FCPIS rate available anywhere.
Parcel Select Ground and Media Mail have been added as shipping methods. These are low-cost options for shipping packages that aren’t in a hurry. Include these methods to build a free shipping strategy for your store.
We’ve just released a simpler way for you to navigate between your Shopify Plus stores. Now, when you log in to your Shopify admin, you will see a new dropdown menu in the upper left corner. This dropdown contains all the Shopify Plus stores where you have an account with the same email address (account name). The stores are grouped in the dropdown by business (based on your Shopify contracts). Clicking on a store name will bring you to that store’s admin.
To help make your stores more secure, your email address (as well as those of your staff) should be verified. When your email is verified, then you can switch to your other stores without being prompted for your passwords. If your email is not verified, then you will be asked for your password.
Learn more about the dropdown at the Shopify Help Center.
Introducing a new pricing strategy for the Shopify Plus wholesale channel that lets wholesale customers order the products they want!
Volume pricing by product allows your wholesale customers to mix and match product variants to meet your store's wholesale pricing requirements. When you set up volume pricing by product, the minimum order quantity, maximum order quantity, and volume is calculated based on the total quantity of all of the variants for each product. You can still choose offer pricing based on the specific quantity of individual variants in an order, too.
Learn More about wholesale pricing from the Shopify Help Center.
Recent product features in Shopify caused changes that made Postmates incompatible as a delivery method. We are exploring other options to support on-demand delivery in the future.
You can also search the Shopify App Store for available third-party local delivery apps.
We've removed the Canada Post for Shopify app. If you're located in Canada, you can show Canada Post rates at checkout and buy discounted shipping labels directly from your Shopify admin. There's no need to install an app to do this any more.
This doesn't impact stores using Shopify Shipping with Canada Post.
Now, when you create a marketing campaign in Shopify, you can base your campaign on a goal instead of starting a campaign at the same time as a specific marketing activity.
By thinking of a goal or objective before starting a marketing activity, you can more easily plan for and organize the marketing activities that you create on Shopify.
Learn more about marketing campaigns from the Shopify Help Center.
Visit Shopify Community to engage in meaningful conversations with other Shopify merchants and partners. Use new features like accepted solutions, search subscriptions, and private messaging. Register and join the conversation at Shopify Community!
Tax calculation is challenging, and mistakes impact your operations and customers, and can also make you vulnerable to penalties. Now, worry less about your Canadian sales taxes with automated rate updates and registration-based sales tax collection.
Automated rate updates
Never track sales tax rate changes in Canada again! Shopify will handle this from now on - GST, PST, HST - all automatically updated so you have up to the minute sales tax rates across Canada.
Registration-based sales tax collection
Not sure where you should be charging taxes? Check out our Canadian Sales Tax Guide. Once you’ve got an idea of where you should be charging taxes, Shopify removes the guesswork. Select the provinces you’re registered in and get going!
Learn more about setting up Canadian taxes at the Shopify Help Center.
Offer your customers more options to pay with tap transactions for Shopify POS.
If your store uses the the Tap, Chip, and Swipe reader in the US, then you can now accept Apple Pay Cash and Discover tap payments. Tap transactions reduce the time at checkout, making payment quick and easy.
Learn more about the Tap, Chip & Swipe Reader at the Shopify Help Center.
Control the access that your staff members have to the apps and channels in your Shopify Plus store. Now you're able to give the right user the right access - reducing the risk of mistakes.
Existing staff permissions have not changed. Users who had the old Apps setting will continue to have access to all apps. Full permissions users can modify apps and channels access for your staff members from the Account page in Shopify. Learn more about restricting app and channel access in the Help Center.
Shopify Plus merchants can now prevent select staff members from exporting store data. You are now able to grant access to areas of the admin, such as orders, without allowing staff members to export data.
Export permissions are now separate from the existing customer, product, order, and draft order permissions. Any staff that had permissions for Customer, Product or Order will still be able to export these records. If you want to prevent staff from exporting data, you need to remove the export permission from their profile.
Easily add your own shipping policy to your store! 64% of customers look for a shipping policy on the product page. Once you add your shipping policy, customers can view it from links on the product page, the cart, and checkout.
Learn more about adding a shipping policy at the Shopify Help Center.
Offer invoicing as a payment option to your customers. Klarna Pay Later allows customers to defer payment interest-free, at no risk to you.
Klarna Pay Later is available only to merchants in Germany using Shopify Payments.
Learn more about Klarna Pay Later for Shopify Payments from the Shopify Help Center.
In-person customers can manage their own split and partial payments using the Customer View display app
Customers can enjoy a smooth checkout, because now they can manage their split payments and partial payments using the Shopify Customer View display app. This app operates on a separate Android device that works with Shopify POS iOS, currently in beta.
Learn more about the Customer View app at the Shopify Help Center.
You've been asking for it, and we heard you loud and clear.
Introducing a new way to assign and print barcode labels for your products. Continue to use your Dymo label printer, or take advantage of new label sheet printing with your laser or inkjet printer.
These barcodes work with your current barcode scanner, or within Shopify POS using your device's camera.
Learn more about retail barcode labels at the Shopify Help Center.
Your customers can check out faster using the improved Express checkout section. The express checkout is personalized to highlight the most convenient checkout method for a customer when the information can be detected.
The personalized checkout is now available for stores in all supported languages. While it's available on all Shopify plans, Plus stores will get this feature as a part of the next checkout upgrade.
Sell and get paid in different currencies is now available for stores using Shopify Payments in the US! 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.
Selling and getting paid in different currencies is now available for all of the countries where Shopify Payments is available.
Learn more about selling and getting paid in different currencies from the Shopify Help Center.
We've disabled the Online Store search endpoint from being indexed by malicious and fraudulent search queries routed through search engine crawlers, to provide greater stability for your store and admin search.
As a result, crawlers like Googlebot will no longer index pages that begin with
/search. This will have no effect on product pages, collections or any other Online Store page. It also has no effect on visitors using your store's search.
During the busiest times of the year, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, customers can check out faster.
When there’s high sales volume, processing payments at checkout happens separately from creating orders in your Shopify admin. Customers can check out right away, but there’s a delay before order confirmation emails send, and before you see the order in your Shopify admin.
For example, if you have a flash sale and get thousands of orders a minute, you’ll see a banner on your orders list notifying you of the delay, but you’ll be making sales normally.
This helps improve customer satisfaction with your store and increase conversion rates.
Process refunds and exchanges faster by refunding the balance directly to a gift card. Credit the balance from refunds and exchanges directly to a gift card in Shopify POS.
Learn more about refunding to gift cards in the Shopify Help Center
Protect your store with 3D secure authentication, which provides an additional layer of security for online credit and debit card transactions. When you use 3D Secure with Shopify Payments, your customers need to verify their identity with their bank during checkout. After a customer’s identity is confirmed using 3D Secure, a fraudulent chargeback can’t be filed for the order.
Learn more about 3D Secure from the Shopify Help Center.
Process returns more quickly by creating return labels for Shopify Shipping in your Shopify admin. No need for a separate account or additional steps.
Learn more about return labels in the Shopify Help Center.
This feature is available only for US stores on domestic orders at this time.
Customers can more easily find what they're looking for using improved storefront search in English and Japanese.
The improved search applies weights to specific fields, to make matches for search terms in those fields appear higher in results. For example, we've given titles more weight than descriptions, so products with titles that match search terms are listed above those with descriptions that match.
We've also applied stemming to some fields, which reduces words to their root form. So if someone searches for "knitted sweater", a product called "knit sweater" matches, because "knit" and "knitted" have the same root form.
Learn more about storefront search at the Shopify Help Center.
Accept credit card payments with Shopify Payments - now available in Spain! Stores in Spain can use Shopify Payments for payment processing with features like chargeback management, accelerated checkouts like Apple Pay and Shopify Pay, and payout management.
Learn more about Shopify Payments in Spain.
Customers on your store can now pay by Venmo.
Venmo appears as an accellerated payment option on your Shopify store as well as on dynamic checkout for customers that use the Venmo app. Your store needs to be in the United States and to have PayPal Express Checkout enabled for checkout, and the customer needs to have the Venmo app installed.
Your customers can check out faster using the improved Express checkout section. The express checkout is personalized to highlight the most convenient checkout method for a customer when the information can be detected.
The personalized checkout is now available on English language stores, with more languages to come. While it's available on all Shopify plans, Plus stores will get this feature as a part of the next checkout upgrade.
Read and understand your bill more easily with the updated bill design!
The updated bill clarifies the total breakdown of your fees and provides direct links to charges. A new bill summary includes a payment timeline that shows how and when your bill is paid.
Learn more about Understanding your bill from the Shopify Help Center.
Record each product’s cost to see how they contribute to your business’s profit margin.
You can now add the Cost per item to products in your Shopify admin. If you're on the Shopify Plan or higher, then you can use three new profit margin reports and five new profit finance summaries to better understand your profit.
Developers can leverage the API to manage product cost data in third-party apps.
Create discounts that apply automatically at checkout! Customers who add products eligible for your Buy X Get Y discounts to their carts see the discount applied to their orders at checkout.
Learn more about automatic buy X get Y discounts at the Shopify Help Center.
We've improved how you refund an order from the Shopify admin. You can now use a dedicated view to select items and process a refund. Improvements also include showing any applied discounts on items and more clearly indicating the fulfillment status of items.
Learn more about refunding an order from the Shopify Help Center.
This version of the Shopify POS app adds support for Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and includes the following features:
- Scan a barcode to add products to exchanges and add information about reason for exchange.
- Add tax exemptions on line items.
As of October 16th, Pinterest no longer supports Buyable Pins.
If you're using the Pinterest sales channel, then no action is required. Pinterest will convert your existing Buyable Pins into Product Pins. Product Pins link directly to the product page on your online store, making it easy for Pinterest users to checkout on Shopify. You can continue to sync your Shopify products to Pinterest through the sales channel, as these will now be discoverable through search on Pinterest as Product Pins.
Learn more about the Pinterest sales channel at the Shopify Help Center.
Create automated workflows across your Shopify Plus store and apps. Connectors extend the power of Shopify Flow to the tools you use every day, eliminating many of the tasks you’re manually doing or patching together with custom code or third-party solutions.
If you have an app installed that has built a connector, the app's custom triggers and actions are available when you create a new workflow. You can start a workflow from an event triggered in one app, and end it with a task actioned in another.
Learn more about Connectors for Shopify Flow and download example workflows for your favorite apps.
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.
This version of the Shopify app adds support for Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and includes the following features:
- Run ad campaigns directly in Shopify from the new Marketing tab.
- View permissions, charges, and privacy policies for your apps within app details.
Access your Shopify Capital information from the Settings page in your Shopify admin. Previously, you could access Shopify Capital only with a direct link or by viewing your Home page analytics. Now, you can see the Capital section from the Settings page if you are at any of the stages of funding:
- You have an open offer.
- You're waiting for approval.
- You have active financing.
- You've repaid the full amount.
Learn more about Shopify Capital from the Shopify Help Center.
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.
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.
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.
Note: This feature is only available for U.S. stores on the Advanced or Plus plan.
We've restructured Google Shopping so that features are available from the places in the admin where they make the most sense. Instead of accessing the Google Shopping app from the Sales channels list, sync your products to Google Shopping from the Apps page in your Shopify admin, and create Google Smart Shopping campaigns from the Marketing page.
Learn more about the Google Shopping app from the Shopify Help Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🇩🇪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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 🏷
Check which apps are currently on a trial and how many days you have left. Account owners can view specific billing information for apps. 🎉