In February, we sent an email to a handful of partners and asked them to share a short video explaining their experience working as a Shopify Partner. We received several amazing submissions, but one stood out from all the rest.
Meet Johnny Helleland, a freelance web designer and Shopify Expert from Norway.
In his video, Johnny gives us a glimpse into his life as a freelance web designer and explains how Shopify has played a part in his success. Check it out!
To help satisfy your cravings for mouthwatering ecommerce design, we've put together a round-up of our favourite Shopify stores selling food and drink. Here are 10 ecommerce website designs sure to satisfy your taste buds. Dig in!
Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing our favourite ecommerce website designs over Twitter using the hashtag #partnerpicks. From playful and fresh, to spine-tinglingly splendid, these websites are great examples of excellence in ecommerce website design.
Today, we’re gathering together our favourites to bring you some scintillating visual inspiration. We hope these sites inspire you to take your next ecommerce website designs to the next level. Feast your eyes!
Today's collection of ecommerce websites features eleven stunning online stores selling art and photography. To refer to these websites simply as "online stores," however, is an understatement. They are art galleries that have been carefully and conscientiously arranged to display each work of art in the best light.
In no particular order then, here are our favourite ecommerce website designs showcasing fine art and photography.
One of the key differentiators for merchants in our digital age is the way they represent themselves online, and the experience their customers have when buying. Ecommerce web designers have a huge role to play in the success of online retailers.
Today, we’re proud to bring you the ultimate list of stunning ecommerce website designs. Did we feature your design? Read on to find out!
The deadline for clients to enter Shopify’s annual Build A Business Competition is almost here! If you created a custom design for one of the six winning Shopify Merchants’ stores, you’ll take home $10,000 USD along with a handful of other prizes, including a listing in our Shopify Experts Marketplace.
We’ve compiled everything you need to help you and your clients rise to the top in the final weeks of the competition.
What do you think of when you think of great ecommerce design?
Is it an eye-catching home or product page? A great mobile experience? Lightening- quick site speed?
We want to recognize the visionaries who are taking ecommerce design to new heights and redefining the way people sell online.
And that’s why, this year, we’re taking four creative visionaries to New York City to help them 10x their design skills.
Win exclusive mentorship in NYC from InVision, net magazine, and Shopify
This year, we’re teaming up with InVision and Net Magazine to offer a bigger-than-ever grand prize to four winners: a two-day, all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to receive hands-on creative mentorship from industry-leading experts.
If you’ve built an original design for a Shopify store, this is your chance to 10x your skills as an ecommerce designer. Submit stores with show-stopping aesthetics, seamless integrations, and flawless functionality — and you could win your way to New York City.
More ways to win
Winners will be selected based on the overall aesthetics, creativity, and usability of the site. The four grand prizes will be awarded to:
You must be a Shopify Partner in order to enter. (To create a Shopify Partner account, click here.)
You must reside in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Spain, Denmark, New Zealand or Australia. (Competition legislation requires us to consult with legal counsel in each eligible country; we did so with the countries where we currently have the highest number of partners.)
You must create a custom theme for the store.
You must obtain the store owner's permission to enter their store design in the competition.
The store must have have launched between September 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
How to enter
First of all, you need a Shopify Partners account, which you can set up here for free. Once that’s done, you can enter the competition through your Partner Dashboard.
Click on the Design Awards banner at the top of your Partner Dashboard and submit the URL of a site you’ve already launched.
Unable to enter your store?
Perhaps you've done a recent redesign on a site that went live before the competition period. If you’re not permitted to submit your store through your Partner Dashboard, but you have a case as to why you think your store should be eligible, send an email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org with your store's URL and we’ll manually enter you into the competition.
The competition is open!
Show us how you’re taking ecommerce design to new heights. As long as your design meets the eligibility criteria, there’s no limit to the number of shops you can enter into the competition. Submit your designs today!
Tickets for Unite 2018 are sold out! In the coming weeks, we’ll have more information on how you can take part virtually in Shopify’s third annual Partner and Developer Conference, running May 7-9. In the meantime, relive the magic of last year’s conference.
Last week we kicked-off our inaugural Partner and Developer Conference:
Unite. Hundreds of partners from around the world joined us in San Francisco for two days of inspirational talks and dynamic conversations that explored Shopify’s roadmap and the future of commerce. In the words of Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, “it was probably the most overdue conference in the tech industry.”
One of the biggest takeaways from the conference was how important our partner ecosystem is to the success of our platform. That’s why we decided tolivestream the main stage talks on Day 1 of the conference — to share the action with all of our partners who couldn’t be at Unite in person. It’s also why we recorded all of the main stage talks and gathered them together to share with you today.
In case you weren’t able to tune in during the livestream — or if you just want to relive the excitement — here are the recordings of the main stage presentations and product announcements from Day 1 of Unite.
Create more value than you capture: The Shopify Partner Ecosystem — COO Harley Finkelstein
Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s COO, explains the importance of Shopify’s Partner and Developer ecosystem.
The future of commerce — CEO Tobi Lütke
In this keynote, Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke shares Shopify’s vision for the future.
Introducing the Online Store Editor & Scripts — Jean-Michel Lemieux
Jean-Michel Lemieux, Senior Vice-President of Engineering, demos the new Online Store Editor and Shopify Scripts. The Online Store Editor will give designers the ability to build more innovative, customizable, and merchant-friendly themes, while Shopify Scripts will allow designers to write server side code on Shopify, giving them even greater control over the way their online store functions.
Build for mobile with the iOS and Android Buy SDKs — Brandon Chu
Brandon Chu, Product Manager at Shopify, introduces Shopify’s iOS and Android Buy SDKs. These SDKs will allow developers to create native mobile shopping experiences, and include Apple Pay and Android Pay.
Introducing the new Sales Channel SDK — Satish Kanwar
Satish Kanwar, Director of Product at Shopify, introduces the new Sales Channel SDK. Starting today, developers can begin building new sales channels for Shopify, so merchants can use Shopify to sell anywhere their customers are.
AMA with Tobi Lütke
Director of Apps, Atlee Clark sits down with Shopify CEO and founder Tobi Lütke for an Ask Me Anything session. Questions range from how prominent computer programming is in his daily routine to the significance of Virtual Reality on the future of commerce.
Here’s what our partners are saying about Unite
Apart from the crazy amount of social chatter on Twitter and Instagram, a few of partners wrote some detailed reviews of their experience at Unite. Check out what they had to say!
Unite 2016 was an amazing experience and we can’t wait to do it all again. Want to make sure you’re there in 2017? Sign-up to our Unite mailing list to be the first to receive exclusive updates about next year’s conference.