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Partner Spotlight: Jivaldi Builds American Sniper Store

Partner Spotlight: Jivaldi Builds American Sniper Store

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When lifestyle apparel company Forged® learned they'd been given exclusive rights to use all assets from the movie American Sniper, they needed an online store that could handle the traffic generated by the film's immense popularity. 

Jivaldi got the opportunity to work with Forged when the company needed to migrate to an ecommerce platform that would enable them to scale efficiently and easily.

We caught up with Jivaldi's founder James Ivaldi to talk about his experience working with Forged. 

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Partner Spotlight: SplitMango Gets Flexible With Namaste TV

Partner Spotlight: SplitMango Gets Flexible With Namaste TV

SplitMango Gets Flexible With Namaste TV

The Vancouver Yoga scene is full of competition. When Omnifilm’s N​amaste TV​ needed a new ecommerce website that would allow them to build on the popularity of their television series, and also stand out from their competition, they turned to SplitMango​ and Shopify.

We had the opportunity to speak with designer/developers Willie, Amber, and owner David Miller about the experience SplitMango had building Namaste’s Yoga website.

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Shopify Opens its Platform to Developers With New Sales Channel SDK

Shopify Opens its Platform to Developers With New Sales Channel SDK

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From bartering to Buy Buttons, people have always relied on commerce. When the internet came along, online commerce was a natural evolution. Online stores were the first frontier of ecommerce, but think of all the ways that people use the internet to connect, discover, and learn.

What if there was a way to introduce commerce to any and all of those online experiences? There are thousands of unexplored touchpoints and interactions that commerce has never been a part of — and it’s time to start exploring.

We’d like to introduce you to our new Sales Channel SDK: a collection of APIs and a UI kit that you can use to add commerce to any site, app, or platform.

Now, anything you’ve ever built can be turned into a sales channel. This will create new possibilities and endless opportunities for you to build, and for merchants to sell.

Our new software development kit will allow you to get your app into the heart of our 243,000+ merchants’ businesses. We’re taking the technology we used for our integrations with Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Amazon, and we’re handing it over to you.

Here’s what you’ll get from our new SDK:

Product Listings

Create a catalog of products to sell, plus let merchants choose to publish entire collections, individual products, or both.

Real-Time Checkouts

Build a fully customized checkout experience with the ability to create a cart, reserve inventory, calculate shipping and taxes, and process payments for merchants.

UI Kit

Design an integrated onboarding experience and account dashboard within Shopify so merchants can manage and grow their business with you.

You can monetize your channels with our latest Billings API on a one-time, monthly, or per-order basis. Read more about our new Billing API here.

The Sales Channel SDK will be available in the coming weeks — sign up to be among the first to test it out or explore our documentation.

Sales Channel SDK in action

A few years ago, we started asking ourselves: “What would commerce look like on Pinterest? On Twitter? On Facebook?”

In 2015, we became pioneers of contextual commerce, creating industry-leading partnerships with those very three companies. This allowed any business on Shopify to sell through those channels.

Since then, we’ve seen first-hand how these important shifts have helped Shopify merchants stay ahead of their competition and succeed. Over 50% of Shopify merchants are now selling on more than one sales channels.

And we’re just getting started.

Here are some examples of how people are already using our Sales Channel SDK:

  • Wanelo: Users can discover and buy products from thousands of Shopify merchants without leaving Wanelo.
  • Ebates: Customers can check out directly within the Ebates app improving the conversion rate.
  • Houzz: Merchants can start selling in the Houzz marketplace, putting their products in front of 35 million monthly users.

Build with us

Our mission statement is to make commerce better for everyone. That includes our merchants, shoppers, and you – our partners.

This is an invitation to start building the future of commerce. What will you build first?

Learn more about our Sales Channel SDK

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Shopify Unite 2017: Announcing Track Sessions

Shopify Unite 2017: Announcing Track Sessions

Shopify Unite 2017 track sessions: Email

This year’s Unite conference will be bigger and better than our inaugural event last year. This two-day event will be rich with Shopify announcements, product updates, and insights into how to grow your business and do your best work alongside Shopify. Without further ado, here are track and session details for Unite 2017.

Read further to find:

  • The topics each track will cover.
  • Suggestions for which tracks may be best for you.
  • Details on what each session has in store.

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    This is What Happens When Dribbble + Shopify Team Up in Toronto

    This is What Happens When Dribbble + Shopify Team Up in Toronto

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    On Thursday, April 9, we hosted a Shopify + Dribbble Meetup in our Toronto office. We opened our doors to nearly 200 designers for drinks, discussions, and a design challenge. 

    Dribbble co-founders Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett made the journey north to join in! They assured us that Salem, Mass. (where they'd come from) was just as cold and drizzly. More than a dozen of Shopify's designers came out for the evening, proud to show off the creative environment they get to work in every day.

    Read on to find out more about our design challenge, see a compilation of all entries, and view our photo gallery for a highlight reel of the evening.

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    We're Continuing Our Love Affair With Dribbble

    We're Continuing Our Love Affair With Dribbble

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    It’s official! We’re one of Dribbble’s three global Meetup Sponsors for the year.

    Last year, we signed on as Dribbble’s official meetup sponsor and it allowed us to meet with talented and innovative web designers from all over the world. In Toronto in particular, we’ve helped to build up one of the largest Dribbble communities, and we want to continue to do so at home and all over.

    Dribbble is all about supporting the show-and-tell of designers’ work – helping them learn from one another, grow in their craft, build out their graphic and web design portfolio, and even earn clients. Many of our Shopify Partners are designers that can (and do) benefit from the open collaboration that takes place through Dribbble.

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    What Has Design Taught You? Enter Shopify + Dribbble’s Design Contest

    What Has Design Taught You? Enter Shopify + Dribbble’s Design Contest

    Dribbble + Shopify Playoff

    Think back to the very first day you considered yourself a web designer. Do you remember it? Maybe it was during orientation at a college or university program, day one of your first design job, or the afternoon you first found yourself dreaming in pixels.

    What would you tell your younger self? What delusions did you hold back then; what mistakes were just waiting to happen? What has design taught you throughout the years?

    That’s the theme of this year’s Dribbble playoff. We challenge any designer out there with a Dribbble account to complete the phrase, “Design taught me…” with a rebound shot to our post on Dribbble. (LINK) You don’t have to use the words “Design taught me” in your post, but you totally can if you want to.

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    Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

    Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

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    As web designers and developers, you may not view writing as an essential tool for your business. But the reality is that every part of your life and business requires communication — pitching eloquently to clients, contributing to copy for their websites, and creating content to promote yourself online.

    In this article on writing strategies, you'll learn:

    • Why spending time and attention on writing benefits your copywriting, correspondence, and content marketing efforts.
    • How planning and understanding your objective can set you up for a much easier start at writing.
    • Tips and tricks to make the writing and editing process more efficient and effective.

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    Your Guide to Ecommerce Microsites: How, When, and Why to Build Them

    Your Guide to Ecommerce Microsites: How, When, and Why to Build Them

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    What happens when a company wants to launch experiments? What if they want to try a new look and feel, or experiment with a vertical they’ve never previously tried?

    Enter microsites — a single landing page, or a small cluster of pages, that live entirely outside of the brand’s core domain.

    In this article, we’ll cover:

    • Case studies from Shopify Partners who have launched microsites with major brands.
    • The difference between microsites and landing pages.
    • Microsite best practices and how to achieve specific goals.

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