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.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.

  2. From the Apps and sales channels page, click Shopify Collabs.

  3. Click Open app.

  4. 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.

Application page

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

  1. From the Collabs Home tab, in the Get started section, click Edit your application page.

  2. In the Page design section, upload an image of your logo or brand name, and customize the colors of your page.

  3. In the About your brand section, add a page title, and a description of your brand or audience.

  4. In the Collab benefits section, add a list of the benefits of working with you.

  5. In the Images section, you can upload images from either your computer or Instagram business account, to show images on your application page.

  6. Click Next: Social, to continue setting up your application page, and customize your application survey.

Step 2: Customize application survey

  1. On the Social page, select the social media accounts that applicants can use to apply.

  2. Click Next: Profile.

  3. On the Profile page, select the information that you want to gather from your applicants.

  4. Click Next: Survey.

  5. On the Get to know your applicants page, add the questions that you want to ask your applicants when they complete their application.

  6. 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 the Shopify Collabs app. To use PayPal Payouts, you must have a PayPal Business Account, and you must have PayPal Payouts enabled. To help you get started, you can set up PayPal Payouts using the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the PayPal Developer Website and log into the dashboard

  • To log into the dashboard, click “Log in to Dashboard”.
  • Use your PayPal account email address and password.

Step 2: Enable Payouts

  • After logging in, click your profile name in the top right corner.
  • Click on “My Account” in the dropdown menu.
  • Then scroll down to find “Payouts” where you can click on “enable…” to enable PayPal Payouts.

Step 3: If a message appears to contact PayPal, contact PayPal to proceed

  • You may get a message that says “To process your request we need more information about you and your account. Contact Us”
  • If you receive this, follow the instructions that PayPal gives you to enable Payouts.

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