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January 14

Minor UI changes for the Location card in Shipping and Location Settings

The location card no longer displays the phone number in the shipping settings, and the `manage` button in location settings is removed. To manage the location, simply click on the Location card.

Changed Admin
January 13

Make better supply chain decisions with in-context product analytics

Introducing new inventory metrics, accessible right within your products admin, to help you make better supply chain and stocking decisions based on data.

Feature Analytics
January 12

Introducing the new Shopify Flow

An all-new Shopify Flow app is now generally available for merchants on Shopify Plus. The new Flow has many improvements, including a new editor, allowing you to build many new types of automations.

New Apps
January 12

Shopify Payments for POS now available in Belgium

Shopify Payments for POS now available in Belgium

January 11

Canada sales tax liability insights 🇨🇦

Making more sales in Canada? With sales tax liability insights it’s easy to understand when you are required to collect taxes from your customers.

New Admin
January 10

Metafields now available on Orders, Collections and Customers

Adding metafield definitions to Orders, Collections and Customers.

New Admin
December 16

Store Details form updates

The information in Store details will now show as a summary by default to prevent unintentional changes. Clicking `Edit` opens the form to be edited.

Improvement Admin
December 16

Subscription support for dynamic and accelerated checkout methods for PayPal Express

We've added subscription support for dynamic and accelerated checkout methods for PayPal Express on some stores.

Improvement Checkout
December 8

Save time and money with package defaults for Shopify Shipping

Set your most frequently used package as default when buying labels with Shopify Shipping, right from the label purchasing page, saving you time and money the next time you fulfill orders.

Improvement Admin
December 6

Support for .usdz 3D models as product media

Adding a .usdz 3D model to a product is now supported. 3D models can now also be up to 500MB in size with large models automatically compressed on storefront for improved performance.

Improvement Products
December 2

Shopify Flow - use AND/OR for the same item in a list

In a Flow Condition, you can now check if more than one condition matches for a single item in a list. This enables you to check metafield values and inventory at specific locations and much more.

Improvement Plus
November 25

New Unified Login Component for Shop Pay with Email Code Auth

Buyers can now authenticate with both text message codes and email codes when logging into Shop Pay in checkout.

Feature Checkout
November 24

More real time insights with Live View

Live View is now updated with new reports including top locations, top products and customer behaviour to give you a bird’s eye view of your store performance in real time.

Improvement Analytics
November 10

Accurately track your inventory with unique SKUs

Shopify now provides a warning for products and variants that have SKUs that are already being used in your store.

Improvement Products
November 5

View your paid subscriptions fees in your Shopify admin

We've released a new Active Subscriptions page in admin, making it easier to find and understand your paid subscriptions.

Feature Admin
November 3

Customize your orders list and get to work faster

You can now show, hide, and reorder columns in your orders tab, as well as customize and save all default order views.

Improvement Orders
November 3

Settings page redesign & Domains moved into Settings

We're introducing a refreshed Settings design. This new experience makes it easier to navigate to, from, and within settings; saving time & getting merchants back to the work they were doing before.

Improvement Admin
November 2

Adding product variants just got easier

We've made it possible to add, edit and delete options and values directly on the product page.

Improvement Products
November 1

Save time when you update shipping labels for multiple orders at once

Review and update details for multiple shipping labels in bulk, all in one centralized view.

New Shipping
October 29

Shopify Email New Templates and Sections

We've added new email sections and templates in time for the holidays — this includes BFCM templates and email sections in the editor.

Feature Admin
October 25

Handshake | The ordering widget

Embed a Handshake ordering widget on your store to get more wholesale orders. Retailers placing first-time orders using your widget get free shipping, and $50 off when they spend $200 or more.

Feature Handshake
October 21

Quickly resolve order and inventory issues with the new SFN app Overview page

The Overview tab in your SFN app now surfaces the most important information: inventory levels across the network, products with low stock, and pending issues that need your attention.

Improvement Shopify Fulfillment Network
October 21

Introducing dark mode in Shopify Analytics

Your Shopify Reports are now available in dark mode.

Improvement Analytics
October 14

Shopify Payments for POS now available in The Netherlands

Shopify Payments for POS now available in The Netherlands

October 8

New Per-App and App Charge Permissions

Delegate effectively and securely with new per-app and app charge permissions.

Feature Admin
September 29

Facebook Pay for Shopify Payments and Checkout

Facebook Pay is available as the newest wallet and accelerated checkout to US merchants with Shopify Payments.

Feature Checkout
September 28

Personalized text for Shopify Email

Add personalized text to your email campaigns!

Feature Marketing
September 23

Capture SMS marketing consent in Shopify!

Enable SMS consent collection at checkout!

New Admin
September 20

Improve product discovery with suggested product types

Introducing the new automated way to classify your products!

New Products
September 20

Improvements to Shopify Inbox on the web

You can now share Products and Discounts, and manage conversations on Shopify Inbox when you're working from your web browser.

Improvement Admin
September 14

Dawn 2.1.0 released

The new version (2.1.0) of Dawn includes various user interface improvements and bug fixes.

Improvement Themes
September 14

Buy up to 50 shipping labels in bulk!

You can now purchase and print up to 50 shipping labels at once, increasing the limit from 20. This helps you work more efficiently, get orders out the door faster, and create a better experience for your customers. It's now available for merchants fulfilling orders from a US location and using Shopify Shipping with USPS, UPS and DHL carriers.

Learn more about Bulk order fulfillment from the Shopify Help Center.

September 13

Migrate from Lightspeed with the Store Importer App

The Store Importer app now supports Lightspeed migrations.

New Apps
September 10

US Sales Tax Liability Insights 🇺🇸

Are you worried about economic nexus? We’re making it easier to understand your sales tax liability in the United States.

New Admin
September 9

The Shop channel has expanded to 13 new countries

The Shop channel is now available in the [following regions]( 🎉

Improvement Shop
August 31

New Shopify theme available: Dawn

Dawn is Shopify’s latest free theme. It includes an adaptable layout, site-wide cross-selling sections, and media-optimized product pages to boost sales. Easier to customize than ever, sections and blocks let you add, rearrange, and edit every page without any coding.

Notable Dawn features include custom liquid sections, facet filtering on collection pages, adaptable layouts across pages, predictive search, and upselling/cross selling sections. Dawn also has features to help you set up and get started more easily including a simplified color system and square image settings on product grids.

Preview Dawn today, and learn more about how to express your brand with our updated documentation.

Online Store
August 31

Shopify Payments for POS now available in Germany and New Zealand

Shopify Payments is now available for retail merchants in Germany and New Zealand, along with the fully integrated WisePad 3 card reader.

You will now be able to accept all major payment methods however and wherever you want to, seamlessly integrated with Shopify POS.

Learn more about Shopify Payments and the WisePad 3 from the Shopify Help Center.

August 30

Manage your inventory from anywhere with the Shopify mobile app

We’ve redesigned inventory management on the Shopify Mobile app so you can easily view, manage and track your inventory from anywhere. The improved inventory features include:

  • One centralized view of your inventory to help you manage your inventory from anywhere.
  • Search, sort and inventory filtering so you can find what you’re looking for faster.
  • Inventory workflows designed for mobile so you can get more done on the go.

Try the Shopify Mobile app and learn more about managing inventory in the Shopify Help Centre.

August 30

Optimized carrier identification based on merchant history

When a merchant fulfills an order and enters the tracking number for it, we can now identify the shipping carrier with relatively 30% better accuracy for supported carriers. We also improved the drop down by showing frequently used carriers at the top of the list. This helps save merchants time when fulfilling orders.

Learn more about manual fulfillment from the Help Center.

August 26

Meet CCPA standards to improve trust with your California buyers

The Customer Privacy app is updated for California-based stores and stores that meet the following criteria:

  • a gross annual revenue of $25 million a year in online sales
  • buy, receive, or sell the personal information of 50,000 or more California residents, households, or devices
  • derive 50% or more of their annual revenue from selling California residents’ personal information

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California buyers need to be given the choice to opt out of the sale of their personal information. The Customer Privacy app allows you to easily communicate how you track the sale of information, allowing buyers to choose if they want to share information.

If you have been using the existing version of the app, then you will need to download Customer Privacy app by November 1, 2021 in order to stay in compliance with the CCPA.

August 23

ePostage return labels through USPS

Starting on August 23rd 2021, we'll be providing USPS return labels through our direct integration with USPS. This update is an extension of our ePostage roll-out to all eligible USPS shipments, which launched in February 2021.

You can now choose ePostage return labels through Parcel Select Ground. The ePostage return labels have the same eligibility criteria and rates as fulfillment-direction for Parcel Select Ground.

Also, the ePostage return labels now look more like the ePostage fulfillment labels.

Learn more about ePostage shipping and return labels with USPS from the Shopify Help Center.

August 19

New views for fulfillment details and shipping labels

Merchants now have an improved bulk shipping label purchase flow.

Until now, the bulk shipping label purchase flow in Shopify has been a copy of the single label purchase flow, but with orders stacked vertically on one page. This layout made it more difficult to keep track of your progress and position on the page.

Now, the purchase flow uses an order navigation menu. This navigation makes it easier to find specific orders, for example when merchants need to change a package size, weight, or shipping service. The navigation also helps with seeing progress and identifying orders with errors or warnings. Further, order notes are now displayed in the shipping label flow.

Learn more about Fulfillment Detail Views - Shipping labels from the Shopify Help Center.

August 18

Set payment terms on orders with deferred payments

The new payment terms feature allows you to easily manage orders with deferred payments.

With payment terms, you can complete the following tasks:

  • Add a payment due date to a draft order or to a pending order that was created through the online store.
  • Choose between due on receipt, net terms (within 7, 15, 30, 60 or 90 days), or fixed date.
  • Sort by overdue payment status for easier order management.
  • Send an invoice to your buyer with their payment due date.

You can set payment terms by selecting Payment due later in the payment section of a draft order.

Learn more about payment terms.

August 17

2021 BFCM Merchant Peak Plan

Shopify Fulfillment Network (SFN) is introducing a Merchant Peak Plan (MPP) to support merchant's shipping needs during Black Friday Cyber Monday (BFCM).

The MPP will help merchants prepare for peak demands during the BFCM season and ensure SFN can successfully meet merchant's shipping needs.

Learn more about Merchant Peak Plan.

Shopify Fulfillment Network
August 11

Put fulfillments on hold

Not everything is ready to ship right after checkout. When you need to organize your fulfillments according to what needs to be shipped separately, you can reflect that in Shopify by placing them on hold.

Learn more about fullfillment holds from the Shopify Help Center.

August 9

Handshake | Editing product information within Handshake

Suppliers now have different product information on the Handshake Marketplace compared to the main online store. Within Handshake, suppliers can create product descriptions available exclusively on Handshake, select which product variants they want to showcase on Handshake and manage product images.

Learn more about pricing and managing your products on Handshake in the Pricing and managing products on Handshake.

August 3

Handshake Marketplace – Add products and suppliers to the “Favorites” list

Retailers can now add products and suppliers to a designated list called Favorites. To add a product or a supplier to the Favorites list, retailers need to click a heart icon next to them.

All added products and suppliers appear on the** Favorites** page and can be accessed from the navigation bar.

Learn more about adding and viewing favorite products and suppliers.

July 15

Shopify Ping and Shopify Chat have relaunched as Shopify Inbox

Shopify Ping and Shopify Chat have relaunched as Shopify Inbox. Now you can set up messaging for your online store, manage your FAQs, automated messages, chat appearance, and more right from your admin.

You’ll still use the Shopify Inbox mobile and web apps (formerly Ping) to view and respond to your customer messages from anywhere, anytime.

With this update, it’s even easier to manage customer conversations and sell more over chat.

  • New conversation metrics help you understand how many chats convert to sales so you can plan for growth
  • Never miss an opportunity to connect with a customer - now you can always continue the conversation over email or SMS even after they’ve left the live chat
  • Connect with more customers on more channels like Instagram (coming soon)

Learn more about Shopify Inbox in the Shopify Help Center.

July 9

Display flexible store content with Metafields

Metafields are extra pieces of data that you can attach to products, customers, orders, and other objects in the Shopify ecosystem. Metafields are made for storing information that doesn’t otherwise have a home in your Shopify admin—think fabric care instructions, delivery time frames, and backorder dates. You can display metafield data anywhere in your store, such as your product pages and even the checkout.

You can use metafields for internal tracking and to display specialized information on your online store in a variety of ways.

Learn more in the Shopify Help Center.

July 9

Enhancements to the theme editor

We’ve made enhancements to the theme editor to make it more intuitive to use.

Instead of needing to drill down into different sections, the editor sidebar now displays a tree view of all the content on a page. From the sidebar, merchants can hide most blocks, with the exception of the header and the footer. These changes allow you to easily update the hierarchy of a page.

Learn more in the Shopify Help Center.

Online Store
July 8

Improvements to Shopify's Geolocation app

Starting today, Shopify's Geolocation app will have the ability to only offer country and language recommendations as a center popup.

The Geolocation app helps ensures international customers can view a store in their local currency and language. After thorough research, the center popup increases the rate at which customers check out in the correct currency and language, and also increases a store's conversion rate with international customers.

If you are a Geolocation app user and aren't currently using the center pop up for recommendations, then there is no action required and this change will be made to your store today. You can find out more about Geolocation in the Shopify Help Center.

June 29

Discounts for retailers on Handshake Marketplace

Suppliers can now offer discounts for retailers on Handshake. Discounts feature allows you to set up the following:

  • Suppliers can create an unlimited amount of discounts.
  • Suppliers can create automatic discounts without requiring a discount code.
  • Discounts can be by percentage or fixed amounts.
  • Discounts can have up to three tiers based on the order value.
  • Discounts can be timeless or be effective during a scheduled time.
  • Discounts apply only on products, they do not apply to shipping costs.

Learn more about managing discounts on Handshate in the Shopify Help Center.

June 24

Shop Merchant Eligibility

On June 23rd, 2021, Shop rolled out new Merchant Guidelines which merchants must meet in order to operate on Shop. These guidelines are in place to ensure a consistent experience for everyone on the Shop app. To check your eligibility status, you can visit the Settings page in the Shop channel. For more information on Shop Merchant Guidelines, visit the Shopify Help Center.

Eligible merchants can also manage their brand presence and visibility on the Shop app with new Shopping and Discovery settings in the Shop channel. Learn more in the Shopify Help Center.

June 24

Live View now includes a two-dimensional map view

You can now visualize your store performance on a two-dimensional Live View map! 🗺️

The 2D Live View map displays all your online store traffic data in a single view, allowing you to easily identify the location of your store activity and sales. The map and globe rendering was also improved for faster loading.

Learn more about Live View.

June 24

Subscription apps now support

The collection of subscription apps in the Shopify App Store now support

This update allows merchants who use as their payment gateway the option to use subscription apps that are integrated with Shopify Checkout.

To use a subscription app with, choose a subscription app, and then make sure that is set up on your store.

Learn more about subscriptions in the Shopify Help Center.

June 21

Acquirer reference number for refunds issued for Shopify Payments Visa/Mastercard transactions

You can now see the acquirer reference number (ARN) in your order timeline for refunds that were issued for Shopify Payments Visa/Mastercard transactions. You can use this information to facilitate conversations with customers who haven't received their refund.

Learn more about Refund transaction history

June 21

Customize your robots.txt file

On Monday, June 21st 2021, we will release robots.txt.liquid to give you control over how crawlers discover content in your online store. This helps ensure important pages in your store are indexed and buyers can find them in search results.

Learn more about how to customize your robots.txt file from the Shopify Help Center.

June 21

Replace unavailable order items for unfulfilled orders

To replace out-of-stock products in your unfulfilled orders, we've added the new Replace order item feature that’s available on all Oberlo plans . You can now replace a temporarily unavailable or out-of-stock products in unfulfilled orders directly from the Orders page in Oberlo.

You can learn more about the replate order item feature on Oberlo Help Center.

June 16

Shopify Payments supports Discover and Diners Club cards in the United Kingdom

You can now use Discover and Diners Club cards for Shopify Payments.

June 15

Add filters to your draft order product picker

As part of recent improvements to the Draft Order details page, the Product Picker now allows product variant search results to be filtered by barcode, SKU, variant ID or variant title. This feature brings back functionality of the previous product picker, with the added benefits in speed performance.

Learn more about creating draft orders from the Shopify Help Center.

June 11

Shop Pay Installments in Shop App Accounts

On June 10, we will release Shop Pay Installments on the Shop App accounts tab. Shop Pay Installments enables customers to see and manage their active installments directly from their account settings in the Shop App.

June 10

Easier to get app refund support from developers

To help you receive billing support for apps more quickly, app developers can now issue app refunds to Merchants directly without including Shopify Support in the process. You can expect faster turnaround for app refund requests.

Visit the Shopify App Store to find new tools and plugins to grow your business.

June 10

Connecting disconnected Shopify products to Oberlo

You can now connect disconnected Shopify products or map variants to Oberlo. Moreover, all unfulfilled Shopify orders containing these products will be synced to Oberlo.

Learn more about this in the Oberlo Help Center:
Reconnect your Shopify products and remap variants to Oberlo
Connect your Shopify product to Oberlo
Fix your orders that don’t show up in Oberlo

June 7

Track and receive stock transfers with the Shopify mobile app

Starting today, you can use to Shopify mobile app to track and receive stock transfers between your suppliers and locations.

Using the Shopify mobile app to access transfer information lets you have the portability and control to easily view incoming products from your suppliers, and to move inventory between your locations and that places where you sell.

Once your inventory arrives, you can use the inventory scanner on the mobile app to count and receive your incoming products, so you’ll always have accurate inventory across your locations.

1. On the Shopify mobile app select the Products tab.
2. Select Transfers.
3. When you’re ready to receive a transfer, select the transfer from the list.

Once you select Transfers:
* The transfers you’ve created or are expecting between locations are displayed.
* All of the products associated with a transfer are displayed.
* You'll receive items in bulk, or individually, to ensure inventory accuracy across your locations.

Learn more about stock transfers on the mobile app.

June 2

Rounding Rules for Shipping Rates

Rounding rules now apply to shipping costs when prices are converted to another currency. This provides a more consistent experience for your customers.

Learn more about rounding rules for shipping rates in the Shopify Help Center.

June 1

Manage Theme Kit passwords using the Theme Kit Access app

The new Theme Kit Access app makes it easier for merchants to give developer partners access to their theme. Instead of relying on a private app API password to authenticate, the Theme Kit Access app lets merchants:

  • create as many Theme Kit passwords as they want
  • share passwords that provide theme-only access without the need to create a staff account
  • view and manage all Theme Kit passwords in one place
  • revoke anyone’s theme access with one click
  • share Theme Kit passwords over email using a secure link that expires in 7 days

Merchants can install the app through the Shopify App Store.

Learn more about the Theme Kit Access app here

June 1

Hiding variants on the SFN inventory list

You can now hide variants on your Shopify Fulfillment Network (SFN) inventory list. This enables you to declutter your inventory list by hiding variants that you no longer want to fulfill.

You can make hidden variants visible again.

Learn more about hiding variants on you SFN inventory list [here].(

Shopify Fulfillment Network
May 31

Easier to browse categories on the Shopify App Store

To help you find the right apps for your business more quickly and easily, we’ve updated and simplified our categories on the Shopify App Store. No more searching through a long list of app types to find what you need!

Check it out for yourself, by visiting the Shopify App Store.

May 26

Shopify Payments for POS in Australia

Shopify Payments is now available for retail merchants in Australia, along with the fully integrated WisePad 3 card reader.

You will now be able to accept all major payment methods however and wherever you want to, seamlessly integrated with Shopify POS.

Learn more about Shopify Payments and the WisePad 3 from the Shopify Help Center.

May 25

Improve your order fulfillment process with new metrics and reports

Starting today, your orders index page will display important metrics, such as contextual analytics.

Contextual analytics lets you efficiently check the health of your operations, from order entry to delivery. It also helps you identify areas of opportunity on the same screen you use to execute tasks.

These new metrics help you to spot trends, visualize new pockets of improvement, and confirm if changes are paying off. For more detailed information, every metric leads to a new detailed report.

Learn more about order analytics.

May 21

Improved draft order details experience

We’ve just released an improved draft order details page to our merchants. These changes help merchants enjoy a better order creation experience, and also presents a few visual changes that are easy on the eyes. Learn more about creating draft orders from the Shopify Help Center.

The draft order details page now has the following changes:

  • An improved summary section in the order creation flow. Merchants can now view payment options helper-text in the draft order summary area. This helps to easily identify what actions need to be taken to be able to view and use invoice sending and payment options on the order. Disabled invoice send and payment options have been replaced with the help text; no more angry clicking on greyed out disabled buttons.
  • Improved shipping rates message banner and shipping options list when adding shipping to draft orders.
  • Improved order level discount modal dialog with explicit fields for discount type and value making it easier for merchants to identify what text needs to be added to the text input field.
  • Improved item discount modal dialog with explicit fields for discount type and value making it easier for merchants to identify what text needs to be added to the text input field.
  • Improved customer contact details display with the added bonus of giving merchants the ability to easily copy a customer’s email address and shipping address to the clipboard via the new copy icons that have been added.
  • Improved shipping and billing address editing layout with better visual separation of fields and a country flag icon added beside the phone number field. Improved reserve items modal dialog with explicit date and time fields, and appropriate icons for clarity.
  • Improved line items display with better item and associated unit price alignment, and better line totals display.
  • Improved product browsing and adding experiences with a better display of helper text when items and variants have already been added to the order, a better display of the number of available items remaining, and the price of already added items remaining visible in the modal dialog.
  • An information dense and easy to read draft order details print preview that does not include page elements like buttons, banners, icons, etc. Now merchants can use less paper when printing draft order details.
May 19

Subscription apps now support PayPal Express

The collection of subscription apps in the Shopify App Store now support PayPal Express.

This update allows merchants who can't use Shopify Payments the option to use subscription apps integrated with Shopify Checkout for the first time.

To use a subscription app with PayPal Express, choose a subscription app, and then make sure PayPal is set up on your store.

Learn more about subscriptions in the Shopify Help Center.

May 17

Add backup shipping rates to avoid abandoned checkouts

Occasionally, third party shipping apps might experience downtime, during which time they won't respond within 10 seconds. This can lead to a loss of sales because your customer checkouts might fail, and customer's might not complete their order as a result. In these cases, backup shipping rates are displayed to customers so that they can complete their purchase.

You can add backup shipping rates from your Shipping and Delivery settings.

Learn more about backup shipping rates in the Shopify Help Center.

May 13

Automatically redirect customers between international domains

Merchants can now redirect customers between international domains based on their location. For example, if you use a .com domain to target the United States and a .ca domain to target Canada, then a Canadian visitor who lands on is automatically redirected to This helps your customers from different countries or regions get correctly localized when they land on a wrong domain.

You can enable automatic redirection for international domains in Online Store Preferences.

Learn more about international domains.

Online Store
May 13

Improve inventory tracking with locations

On May 12th, locations was automatically enabled on all stores that weren't already using the feature.

Locations makes it easier to track and manage your inventory across multiple locations. By using locations, you can also use other features such as local pick up and shipping profiles.

Learn more about locations.

May 10

Migrate from Square POS with the Store Importer app

Migrate store data from Square POS to Shopify quickly and reliably with the Store Importer app, available through the Shopify App Store. Using a CSV export, you can now migrate product, inventory, and customer records from Square to your Shopify store without having to manually edit or transform your data.

Save time and get to selling faster! Learn more about migrating from Square to Shopify in the Shopify Help Center.

May 7

Create shipping zones within the United Kingdom

The cost to ship to and within the United Kingdom after Brexit can vary depending on where you are shipping. Before, you could set only one shipping rate for all buyers across the UK. Now, when you set shipping rates for the UK, you can create a different rate for each of the following countries:

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • England
  • British Forces

You can edit shipping rates, or add or remove each constituent country, in your Shipping and delivery settings.

Learn more about setting up shipping zones in the Shopify Help Center.

May 6

The Shop channel is now available in Australia and the UK

Merchants in the UK and Australia can now install the Shop channel 🎉

Up until now, the Shop channel has only been available to merchants in North America but from today, merchants in the UK and Australia can use the channel to customize their store on the Shop app, manage product listings and settings, and monitor key Shop app and Shop Pay performance metrics.

Merchants can install the app through the Shopify app store

Learn more about the Shop channel from the Shopify Help Center.

May 4

Changes to the variant mapping feature availability

The variant mapping feature is now available on the Explorer Oberlo plan. If you're on this plan, then you can connect up to two supplier products into one Shopify product.

Learn more about mapping different product variants into one product in the Oberlo Help Center.

May 3

Geolocation app receives an updated recommendation modal

The Geolocation app recommendation modal has been redesigned. This helps more of your buyers discover the right currency, pricing, and language on your site if you sell to more than one country or region.

The new modal significantly increases the amount of cross-border customers checking out in their local currency, and can improve your store's overall conversion rate.

You can find out more about the Geolocation app in the Shopify Help Center.

April 30

Wholesale channel maintenance window on May 8th

The wholesale channel will be temporarily unavailable for approximately 2 hours at 8 pm EST on Saturday, May 8th as we refresh the database.

During this maintenance window, the wholesale channel will show up as "in maintenance" in the admin and your customers will not be able to place orders. Once service has been restored, the wholesale channel will work as expected.

We appreciate your cooperation through this process and apologize for any inconvenience.

April 29

New performance analytics dashboard for Shop

Shop performance metrics are now available in the Shop channel. Understand the impact of Shop on your business with key metrics on sales, orders, follower count, tracking and impressions from the Shop app and Shop Pay. To access these metrics, you need to have the Shop sales channel installed.

To learn more about Shop performance metrics, visit the Shopify Help Center.

April 29

Accessing an AliExpress product page from your Shopify admin

You can now access the original AliExpress product page from your Shopify admin. To do so, visit any product details page from your Shopify admin, and then click More actions > Open original product.

April 22

Improved UI for Select A Plan Page

A new Select A Plan page has been released on April 21, 2021 that contains richer featural information. This will help you to have a fuller understanding of plan distinctions when you sign up and select the plan that's best suited for you.

April 20

Two-step authentication resets for Shopify Plus organizations

Shopify Plus organizations that have verified ownership of their domain can now reset two-step authentication for users that have an email address that is associated with the verified domain. This process lets you restore access for locked out users quickly and securely, and without the assistance of Shopify Support.

Learn more about resetting two-step authentication in the Shopify Help Center.

April 20

Accept payments in multiple currencies with PayPal

PayPal Express Checkout now accepts payments in multiple currencies. When a customer pays for an order using PayPal, they will be able to complete checkout in their local currency, just like when they pay using a credit card. Any refunds issued through PayPal are also handled in the customer’s local currency.

Learn more about accepting multiple currencies with PayPal in the Shopify Help Center.

April 14

Support for multiple currencies in draft orders

If you use Shopify Payments with multiple currencies enabled, you can now create draft order invoices in your customer's local currency.

This feature helps your customers see the total cost of their purchases in their local currency, including currency conversion fees.

Learn more about multi currency support for draft orders in the Shopify Help Center.

April 9

Shop Pay Installments banner available on Debut product pages

Debut version 17.12.0 includes native support for the Shop Pay Installments banner on product pages. Qualifying merchants who have Shop Pay Installments enabled will see a new banner displayed next to the product price on product pages, with a mention of the Shop Pay Installments payment option.

For the banner to display on a product page, the merchant must sell in the US and the product price must be between $50 and $1000. The merchant must also have Shop Pay enabled as a payment method.

Learn more about Shop Pay Installments in the Shopify Help Center.

Themes - Debut
April 6

WisePad 3 card reader now available in the UK and Ireland

The WisePad 3 card reader is now available to all retail merchants in the UK & Ireland. The WisePad 3 is integrated with Shopify POS and accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

With the WisePad 3 you get the power of all-new Shopify POS, integrated payments, and great hardware.

Learn more about the WisePad 3 in the Shopify Help Center.

March 31

Billing emails for staff

You can now give staff the ability to receive billing emails with the new View billing and receive billing emails permission. Billing emails are sent when invoices are paid or require action.

Learn more about the View billing and receive billing emails permission in the Shopify Help Center.

March 30

Improved UI and files creation process for the files section

The new Files section UI has the following improvements:

  • The old File column has been replaced by a new File name column that includes the file's name and extension.
  • The old URL column has been replaced by a new Link column making it easier to copy URLs.
  • A new Date added column indicating when the file was created has been added.
  • New default thumbnails have been added and capture more file types than before.

The improved creation process includes:

  • An Upload Banner that indicates that files are being uploaded with a progress bar.
  • A Processing Banner that indicates that files are being processed. You don't have to stay on the page for the processing to finish. It happens in the background.
  • An Error Banner to indicate any errors that occurred during the uploading and processing stages.

Learn more about uploading files.

March 23

Simplified cash reconciliation for retail stores

The retail cash tracking report, available from the Point of Sale channel in your Shopify admin, simplifies cash reconciliation for retail stores by giving your admin staff a centralized view of cash session activity across all of the registers at your POS Pro locations.

The report has three sections that make it easy to remotely audit, identify, and reconcile cash discrepancies at any POS Pro location:
* Discrepancy summary: Provides an overview of the expected cash amounts and what was actually counted for all the cash sessions that occured at a given location within a selected time range
* Cash payments summary: Displays the gross payments amount and refunds total for all cash sessions that occured at a given location within a selected time range
* Session list: Displays all the cash sessions that occured at a given location within a selected time range. This list can be filtered by register ID or register status (open or closed)

Session data from the report can also be exported into a CSV.

Learn more about the retail cash tracking report from the Shopify Help Center.

March 22

Create an automated collection based on the compare at price field

Filter your automated collections more easily by adding a condition to check whether or not a product has a compare at price.

Learn more about conditions for automated collections from the Shopify Help Center.

March 12

New permissions available for staff accounts

You can give staff permission to view billing details and add or remove other staff. Now you can delegate more, and give staff the information and access they need.

Staff that previously had full permissions are marked as limited unless you give them these new permissions.

Learn more about permissions in the Shopify Help Center.

March 12

New editing features for Shopify Email

We've revamped the Shopify Email editor with new features to make it easier to level up your email creativity—This includes product grids, button styling and a divider section.

Product Grids are a simple way for merchants to add multiple products in columns and rows to their email campaigns. You can customize the style of buttons and add a divider anywhere in the email.

Learn more about the new editing features from the Shopify Help Center.

March 9

Cancel a return is now available

Managing returns is an essential part of the customer experience. But just like any other order action, mistakes can happen or a buyer can change their mind about returning your product. That's why we’ve added the ability to cancel a return in Shopify. You can cancel a return after a return request has been initiated, giving you the flexibility to accommodate changes or restart the return if a mistake has been made.

To learn more about returns, visit the Shopify Help Center.

March 8

The Geolocation app now supports regions

Buyers expect to select their region when buying internationally, not their currency. That's why the Geolocation app has been improved to offer your buyers intelligent country & region recommendations and selectors:

This is especially useful for stores that sell to to multiple regions that use the same currency (for example, within the Eurozone). If you set different prices for specific regions using international pricing, then the Geolocation app can now accurately guide your buyers to the right price for their region.

Learn more about the Geolocation app from the Shopify Help Center.

March 8

Control pricing by region with international pricing

If you use Shopify Payments, then you can now control your prices by region using international pricing:
- On the Shopify plan or higher, you can use percentage price adjustments to increase or decrease prices across your entire store in certain countries or regions.
- On the Advanced and Shopify Plus plans, you can upload specific prices per product, per country using a csv file.

You can continue to use automatic or manual FX rates for different currencies and customize your business's rounding rules to control how the final prices appear in your online store.

Learn more about international pricing from the Shopify Help Center.

March 8

Enable passwordless login at POS Pro locations

Store owners, or admin staff who have the permissions to initialize POS, can now generate and send QR codes that store staff can use to log in to POS devices quickly and securely at POS Pro locations. No sharing of passwords is necessary.

Through the Point of Sale channel of the Shopify admin, authorized admin staff can generate QR codes that correspond to Pro locations. Codes can be emailed to store staff who can use them to initialize or log in to POS devices at a particular location. If initalizing multiple devices, a new code must be generated for each device, and each code is valid for 8 hours.

Learn more about setting up QR code logins for Pro locations from the Shopify Help Center.

March 4

Google recaptcha for customer login

Minimize abusive bot traffic on your online store by enabling Google recaptcha for customer login, account, and password pages.

Learn more about enabling or disabling recaptcha from the Shopify Help Center.

Online Store
March 1

Express V1.11.0

Version 1.11.0 of Express is now available on the Shopify Theme Store.

Version 1.11.0 introduces the following features:

  • New Banner section: Create visual impact in your store and highlight your brand. You can also use the new banner section to advertise a promotion, or feature a product or collection.
  • New multi-column section: Add up to four columns of content in a single section on your home page.
  • Pickup availability: Show customers whether a product in your online store is available for local pickup on your product pages.
  • New collection display settings: Display a collection's image and description in your featured collections sections and your collection pages.
  • New style settings: Pick between sharp and rounded edge styles for elements such as buttons, badges and cards.
  • New announcement bar settings: Add a URL to the announcement bar in your header.

Learn more about these features in the Express theme manual.

Express version 1.11.0 is now available in the Shopify Theme Store. All merchants who are currently using Express and are eligible for an upgrade will be upgraded over the week of March 1.

Themes - Express
February 26

More bulk order actions added to the Shopify mobile app

Order management on mobile lets you process orders from the palm of your hand as you pick, pack and prepare orders for delivery. We've added four more bulk order actions to the mobile experience, so that you can fulfill orders more efficiently.

You can now use the following bulk order actions:
* Print packing slips
* Add tags
* Remove tags
* Take an action with a Shopify app

Learn more about bulk actions from the Shopify Help Center.

February 24

Embed Vimeo videos on product pages

You can now add Vimeo-hosted videos to your products, giving you more options for displaying media on product pages. Using product media lets your customers see what your products look like and gives them a better idea of how they appear in real life.

Learn more about adding product media in the Shopify Help Center.

February 23

Organization names in Shopify organization admin URLs

We’ve updated the Shopify.Plus URL to a more meaningful format, making the URL easier to remember and share.

The new URL replaces the segment that contains the organization ID with a string generated from the organization’s name. The previous URL containing organization ID will redirect to the new URL format.

Learn more about the Shopify organization admin from the Shopify Help Center.

February 22

Oberlo becomes different currency friendly

You can now use the Oberlo app in the same currency that's set in your Shopify admin. This means that you no longer need to manually convert product costs and prices from USD to your target currency – everything is now converted by Oberlo.

To learn more about selling in other than the USD currency, visit the Oberlo Help Center.

February 18

Shopify Flow adds support for liquid filters url_encode and json in HTTP actions

To ensure your HTTP requests are as secure as possible, we’ve added two liquid filters to be used in an HTTP action:

  • You can now use | url_encode to any liquid variables in the path section of the HTTP action URL configuration field. The web server that receives the request must support decoding urls.
  • Add either | url_encode or | json to each template variable that is used in the body section of the HTTP action body configuration field. The web server that receives the request must support decoding URLs or JSON decoding.

Learn more about using these filters to improve your HTTP request security and find examples from the Shopify Help Center.

February 16

Browsing and buying on Shop

Buyers browsing your products from the Shop app now enjoy an enhanced in-app experience thanks to more fully featured product pages in Shop. Additionally, a new Buy now button on products listed in Shop can reduce friction for buyers and potentially drive repeat purchases from your store. The new experience is available for buyers in the US, Canada, UK and Australia on select stores.

Learn more about your products in Shop from the Shopify Help Center.

February 15

Shopify Scripts x Subscription Apps

You can now use Subscription Apps on Shopify Plus stores that utilize Shopify Scripts.

Learn more about Shopify Scripts from the Shopify Help Center.

February 8

Simplified tax registrations for Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Norway

Keeping your tax rates up to date and knowing how much tax to charge on sales can be time consuming, so we've streamlined the experience to make it faster and easier.

When you add information in your store's tax settings about your registrations in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, or Norway, the tax rates that apply in the areas that you have registered for are automatically set - no more manually updating rates, no more deciding what rates to set based on your sales tax liability!

Learn more about setting up location-based taxes for your store from the Shopify Help Center.

February 8

Offer automatic discounts at point of sale with POS Pro

Offer customers a consistent shopping experience, and bring speed and accuracy to your in-store checkout with automatic discounts, now available on Shopify POS with a POS Pro subscription.

For stores using POS Pro, you can offer automatic percentage, fixed amount, or buy X get Y discounts to retail customers by selecting Also offer on Point of Sale. When you select the option to share the automatic discount, it's available to all Pro retail locations.

Learn more about setting up automatic discounts for POS from the Shopify Help Center.

January 29

Create orders directly from the customer page

You can now pre-fill a draft order with the customer's address and contact information directly from the customer page. This makes creating orders for repeat customers even simpler.

Learn more about creating orders for customers from the Shopify Help Center.

January 28

New Shopify Flow trigger for subscriptions!

We’ve added a new trigger to Shopify Flow for when subscription contracts are created. The new trigger starts when a customer buys a subscription-based product.

Learn more about Shopify Flow from the Shopify Help Center.

January 27

Access detailed insights into retail store performance with enhanced POS analytics

POS analytics, available as a part of POS Pro, now include the following new reports to help you better understand store performance over time:

  • Product report to see top selling products (by net sales or units sold) over time
  • Product type report to see top selling product types (by net sales or units sold) over time
  • Staff report to see top-performing staff by net sales over time
  • Payments report to see net sales by payment type over time
  • Gift cards report to see net sales by gift card over time

Learn more about Shopify POS analytics in the Shopify Help Center.

January 25

Upgrade your customized checkout

Stores with checkout.liquid enabled can now upgrade to a new version of Shopify Checkout, unlocking powerful new checkout features—like subscription apps and local pickup—while keeping their checkout.liquid customizations intact.

All checkout upgrades need to be completed by February 26, 2021. Stores that don’t complete the upgrade within the checkout upgrade window (January 25, 2021 to February 26, 2021) will be upgraded automatically, which might cause some customizations to break.

Find instructions for the checkout upgrade process in the Shopify help center.

Only stores with checkout.liquid enabled need to perform the upgrade.

January 25

Make shipping speeds available to your customers at checkout

Communicating shipping speeds at checkout to your customers can help improve cart conversion, and provide clarity and transparency so that your customers are more confident making purchases because they know when their packages will arrive.

When you add shipping speeds to your shipping rates in Shipping and Delivery Settings, your customers will see a range of days at checkout that will reflect the estimated transit time of their purchase. This will be automatically estimated without you having to do any manual calculations!

Learn about adding shipping speeds to your shipping rates from the Shopify Help Center.

January 22

Local delivery now supports cross-state deliveries, multiple zones, and customized pricing conditions

We’ve recently updated local delivery to give you more flexible options when it comes to setting your delivery zones and creating your pricing conditions.

Local-delivery now supports cross-states (or cross-regions). By default, local deliveries are restricted to the location state/region. Now, you can configure local delivery based on distance, so that you can enable this service for adjacent states and regions.

Multiple delivery zones are also now available for local delivery. You can create up to five delivery zones, allowing you to reach a wider base of local delivery customers. These zones can be created either using select postal codes or a delivery radius. Additionally, you can create one or more custom pricing conditions within each zone based on order value or delivery distance. The buyer will see the cheapest delivery fee that is relevant to them at checkout based on their location and cart price.

Learn more about local delivery from the Shopify Help Center.

January 22

Express: V1.10.0

Version 1.10.0 of Express is now available on the Shopify Theme Store.

This update introduces a new page section for the home page. The new section enables you to feature content from a page, like your About Us or Contact page, directly on the homepage.

This feature only surfaces the content that was added by using the rich text editor for that page.

A mass upgrade is planned to go out in a few days for stores using Express that can be automatically updated.

To learn more about the page section, visit the Shopify Help Center.

Themes - Express
January 22

Fulfill orders more efficiently with the Shopify mobile app

Order management on mobile lets you process orders from the palm of your hand as you pick, pack and prepare orders for delivery. Now available is the ability to use bulk actions for order and fulfillment tasks, so that you can bring more flexibility and speed to your fulfillment process and get products to customers faster.

Bulk order actions on mobile include:

  • Mark as fulfilled
  • Capture payment
  • Archive products
  • Unarchive products
  • Create shipping labels (US, Canada, and Australia only)

Learn more about bulk actions in order fulfillment from the Shopify Help Center.

January 19

New Shopify Flow trigger for product statuses!

With the recent release of product statuses we've added a new trigger "Product status updated". Use this trigger to build automated workflows that begin when a product’s status changes to another state including draft, active, and archived.

Learn more about Shopify Flow from the Shopify Help Center.

January 19

Create a SCAN form with the Shipping Manifests app

You can now to create and print USPS SCAN forms using the Shipping Manifests app. With a SCAN form, multiple USPS shipping labels can be linked under a single barcode, making package drop-off or pickup quick and safe.

Learn more about Shipping Manifests from the Shopify Help Center.