About the Shopify Partner Program

The Shopify Partner Program is a diverse group of designers, developers, marketers, and affiliates who use the Shopify platform to build ecommerce websites, themes, and apps. We offer our partners three great ways to grow their business and generate ongoing monthly revenue:

  • refer clients to Shopify
  • create ecommerce themes and publish them in the Shopify Theme Store
  • create Shopify apps and publish them in the Shopify App Store

Your clients will love our multi-channel platform that allows them to sell anywhere, securely and reliably. Shopify offers full storefront customization to help you deliver exactly what your client is looking for. More than 1,000,000 merchants around the world are powered by Shopify, and many of them are looking for help building and customizing their stores.

Benefits of the Shopify Partner Program

As a Shopify Partner, you have access to free training courses, in-depth documentation, and other resources that will help you learn about Shopify and grow your own business. You also have access to insider information about Shopify's product roadmap, previews of upcoming features, and priority Partner support to quickly resolve questions that you or your clients might have.


Shopify Partners are eligible to receive discounts on a broad range of software and services for business development, product design, testing, and project management. Some of these perks are available to all Partners, and other perks are available only to Partners who are certified as Shopify experts.

You can see a complete list of the current perks at www.shopify.com/partners/all-perks. To access the perks that are available to you, see the Partner Perks section on the Resources page in your Partner Dashboard.

Shopify Partner Academy

Shopify Partner Academy is an online training and certification program offered exclusively to Shopify Partners. The program includes courses that help you learn more about the Shopify platform, and grow your business as a Shopify Partner. To learn more, see Shopify Partner Academy.

Become a Shopify Partner

The Shopify Partner Program is free to join and lets you experiment with the Shopify platform through unlimited test stores. For every client you refer, theme you design, or app you build, you'll receive ongoing monthly income from Shopify. There are some other perks too, like early access to new features, marketing materials, and access to a collaborative community of other Shopify Partners around the world.

Become a Shopify expert

The Shopify Experts Marketplace is a cultivated community of trusted, motivated Shopify ambassadors who actively help merchants grow their businesses by providing high-quality services. This program was built to empower the business growth of our top-tier partners through exclusive resources, opportunities for learning, and more exposure within our ecosystem.

Getting access to the Experts Marketplace

Access to the Experts Marketplace is limited to skilled and experienced Shopify partners who have demonstrated a proven expertise in the services they offer. A limited number of partners are given access to the Experts Marketplace.

If you want to join the Experts Marketplace, then you can complete the Experts Marketplace request form. If you don't hear back from the Experts Marketplace team, then your request wasn't approved either because it doesn't match our criteria, or there isn't enough demand for your services.

If you're approved, then the Experts Marketplace team will contact you to walk you through the next steps of the process. To learn more about building a freelance business with Shopify, see the following resources:

Priority Partner Support

You can reach our 24/7 Priority Partner Support within your Partner Dashboard.

Terms of service

You can find the complete terms of service for the Shopify Partner Program here.