Shopify is one of the most prominent ecommerce platforms in the world thanks to its ease of setup and use. The platform continues to provide features and solutions that propel business owners toward success.
Through Shopify Partners, merchants can work with a pool of marketers, designers, developers, creatives, and experts to grow their businesses.
These experts offer a wide range of services including creating themes and apps, offering unique marketing advice, Shopify fulfillment, and more.
If you are selling online and need to expand your reach and convert your visitors to customers, Shopify Partners can help.
In the article, we will go through what Shopify Partners are, the benefits of Shopify Partners, and how you can become a Shopify Partner.
Shopify Partners are individuals part of the Shopify Partnership Program. The program is made up of a pool of experts in different fields who work with Shopify to guide store owners to achieve more success. These experts include:
They offer services that go from building apps and themes to recommending Shopify to new customers, sharing affiliate links, and so on. They enter into a contract with Shopify to help merchants grow their businesses and in return, they earn income every month.
Here are the four main categories for the Shopify partnership program:
Apart from the above categories for the Shopify partnership program, there are also levels of Shopify partnership:
With many Shopify merchants needing the services of Shopify partners, the opportunities to increase your income are endless. With the program, you can earn more income with every client you refer.
In addition to earning more income, being part of the program gives you access to free training, FAQs, Shopify Academy, live chats, etc. You can also experiment with an unlimited number of stores.
As a Shopify partner, you can access tools to help you grow and scale your business. Whether you’re an individual or an enterprise, becoming a part of the Shopify Partnership program gives you massive opportunities for growth.
If you want to earn passive income and join a community of experts to work on projects, Shopify Partners is an excellent choice. The best part is, Shopify Partners is free to join with no subscription or registration fees required.
Ready to take the next step? Let’s look at a step-by-step guide on how you can become a Shopify Partner.
To join the Shopify Partner program, simply go to the Shopify Partner website. On the page, enter your email address on the empty bar and click on “Join Now”.
You will then need to fill out a form and enter your password. Once your password is created, click on the Create Shopify ID button and wait for your email verification.
Once you create your Shopify ID, you will get a verification link which you need to act on before it expires in 24 hours.
When you click on the link, you will then be directed to a Confirm Email button page. After confirming your email, you will then be redirected to the Shopify accounts page. On this page, click on Shopify Partners and create a new partner account.
Next, you will be required to fill out a form with your account information and business details. Fill in all entries and scroll down to the “Business goals” section. Select the option that best suits you. Further down the page, you will see a list of ecommerce platforms of which you can indicate the platforms you are using.
Once done, click the embedded link to read the Partner Program Agreement and tick the box at the left to accept the terms of the agreement.
And now you’re welcome to your Shopify Partner dashboard! In the Get Started section, you can easily apply to the Shopify Partner programs listed. Click on the programs you’re interested in and click “Apply Now”.
A short form will pop up. Fill out the form explaining why you want to be accepted into the selected program.
What happens if you’re not accepted into the Shopify Partner program? Well, don’t give up. You can broaden your skill set by taking advantage of the resources available. In the Partner Academy tab, you can access free training programs, get new certifications, acquire new skills, and find out how to expand your business.
So how much can a Shopify partner earn? Well, the answer depends on your activities and contributions. In other words, your profits may vary depending on where you are located and where your business operates.
You can earn money through Shopify Partners in three significant ways:
Contributing to Shopify apps gets you 100% of all income from recurring subscription payments, one-time payments, app purchases, or upgrades on the first $1 million. You get 85% of total revenue on revenue above $1 million.
If you sell in Shopify Themes, you get 100% of the total revenue on the first $1 million and 85% above $1 million.
If you create a store for a Shopify merchant, you get a recurring commission that is equal to 20% of the merchant's monthly subscription fee.
If you’re an affiliate marketer, and you refer to your audience, you earn a commission for each person that uses your unique affiliate link.
Keep in mind that Shopify may charge taxes depending on your location.
What’s great about Shopify Partners is that it is free. This means there are no registration or subscription fees required.
So you have your Shopify Partners dashboard all set up and you’ve selected your preferred programs. How can you measure how successful your Shopify Partnership is?
There are several metrics you can use to track your Shopify Partnership success. However, here are a few important metrics you should use to assess the success of your Shopify Partnership:
Conversion Rate = (Number of new customers in the last no. of days ÷ number of leads in the previous no. of days) x 100
Lead velocity rate = (Number of qualified leads this month – number of qualified leads last month) ÷ number of qualified leads last month x 100
MRR = Number of customers x average billed amount.
With the continuous growth of the Shopify platform, there is no stopping the influx of new merchants.
Becoming a Shopify Partner gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skill set, expand your portfolio and earn some passive income.