Introduction to Shopify's 10 big changes - PART 2

July 3, 2021

Shopify announced that it would be upgrading the platform in all aspects, which is the biggest upgrade ever made to the platform, including downward adjustment of developer commissions within the app shop, upgrading the platform version, and launching a new payment platform.

It is understood that in 2020, a total of over 450 million people spent money on Shopify and Shopify processed nearly $120 billion in merchandise transactions.

These are the main upgrades in Shopify

6. Custom storefront upgrades: Shopify has made global infrastructure investments, which include expanding hosting regions to all continents, running more than 100 Shopify servers, and speeding up response times for custom storefronts. Also coming soon, Shopify is launching a new React framework that will allow merchants to build custom shops, simplifying the experience of building custom storefronts, and a future hosted platform for custom storefronts on Shopify.

7, custom content: the upcoming launch of custom content management platform, is built on top of the Metafields infrastructure, merchants can add attributes for products, etc., allowing merchants to store content in Shopify in any format, enabling merchants to store all data in one platform, optimizing the data retrieval process.

8, order processing speed improvements: Shopify Checkout will be faster, allowing all independent site shops to process tens of thousands of transactions per minute, through this improvement, Shopify aims to enable a single merchant to sell 300,000 products in 8 minutes.

9. Introducing Checkout extensions: Developers can build their apps into Shopify Checkout and the post-consumer checkout extension is now available, so developers can build experiences such as upsell and donation requests that are presented after checkout, and checkout customizations will be displayed directly in Shop Pay.

10. Rebuild Shopify scripts: Developers working with Shopify Plus brands will be able to customize logistics options to categorize shipping methods based on carbon emissions, allowing customers to choose the most environmentally friendly logistics to option themselves.

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