API tutorials

Our API Reference houses a lot of information, but doesn't always tell you how you should use it. These tutorials aim to help you get the most from your experience developing on Shopify's API.

  • Building an application – If you've never built an app before, this tutorial will walk you through code examples of what is required to authenticate and make basic API calls.

  • Using webhooks - Learn more about using Shopify's Webhooks API.

  • Shopify Scripts SHOPIFY PLUS – Scripts and the Script Editor let you create scripts that are run each time a customer adds items to their cart. Create discounts for products with specific tags or run special promotions like "buy 2, get 1 free".

  • Application Proxies – An application proxy is a feature that fetches and displays data on a Shopify shop page from an outside location that you, the developer, specify.

  • Checkout API – Learn how to use our Checkout API to create orders programmatically in your Sales Chanel SDK app.

  • Analytics API – Use Shopify Query Language to build strong analytics apps for single merchants or the app store.

  • Updating SEO data - Use metafields to update the search engine listing of an object, or to hide an object from search engines and sitemaps.

  • Marketing Events API - Create marketing events for your app, to help merchants market products, collections, discounts, and more. Also, create engagements to report on customer engagement with your marketing events.