Set up Shopify Collabs
Shopify Collabs lets you manage a community of influencers, affiliates, and creators that collaborate with your brand. You can use your Shopify Collabs community page to present your community program, and collect applications from possible community members using the community application page. You can set up what your community page looks like, and what questions to ask on your community application page to get to know applicants before you accept them into your community program.
Install Shopify Collabs
You need to install Shopify Collabs to your Shopify admin before you can begin managing your community. You can install Shopify Collabs from the Shopify App Store.
Create your account
Before you customize and set up your Shopify Collabs account, you need to sign up for an account.
From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.
From the Apps and sales channels page, click Shopify Collabs.
Click Open app.
Review and accept the terms and conditions for using Shopify Collabs.
Your account for Shopify Collabs is now active, and you can begin creating your community.
The application page lets people apply to collaborate with you. You can edit and customize the look and feel of your application page, including colors, images, content, and write about the perks of working with you.
Customize application page
After you install the Shopify Collabs app, you can customize your application page, and create a survey for new applicants to complete when they apply.
Step 1: Create your application page
From the Dashboard tab, in the Get started section, click Edit your application page.
In the Page design section, upload an image of your logo or brand name, and customize the colors of your page.
In the About your brand section, add a page title, and a description of your brand or audience.
In the Collab benefits section, add a list of the benefits of working with you.
In the Images section, you can upload images from either your computer or Instagram business account, to show images on your application page.
Click Next: Social, to continue setting up your application page, and customize your application survey.
Step 2: Customize application survey
On the Social page, select the social media accounts that applicants can use to apply.
Click Next: Profile.
On the Profile page, select the information that you want to gather from your applicants.
Click Next: Survey.
On the Get to know your applicants page, add the questions that you want to ask your applicants when they complete their application.
Click Next: Share, to begin sharing your application page.
Step 3: Share your application page
After you finish customizing your application page, you can choose how you want to share it:
- On the Your application page is complete! page, you can access a link to share. If you want to share your link, then click Copy. You can post this link where your followers and buyers are. For example, you can add a link to your Linkpop landing page or to your social media accounts.
- In the Add it to your Shopify store section, click Grant access to let Shopify Collabs access your Shopify theme and create a page link. You can then add this page to your store's menus.
- If you want to add a widget to your store, then you can customize a widget in the Add a widget to your store section.
After you have decided how to share your Shopify Collabs application page, click Save & Finish.
Set up PayPal Payouts
The Shopify Collabs PayPal Payouts integration lets you pay affiliates directly from your Shopify admin. To use PayPal Payouts, you must have a PayPal Business Account, and you must have PayPal Payouts enabled.
To learn about setting up PayPal Payouts, refer to the PayPal Developer Docs.