Making Shopify apps

Shopify’s API provides an almost unlimited set of possibilities for interfacing the Shopify platform with third-party software.

There are two ways you can make money building apps for Shopify stores:

  1. Create a custom app for a client: Use the Shopify API to build and sell an app that adds features and functionality to a client’s Shopify store.
  2. Build an app and sell it in the Shopify App Store: You’ll earn 80% of each app sale.

Get started:

Dive into making your first Shopify app with our getting started guides. We’ll walk you through the process of getting an API key, creating a test shop and playing around with the API.

Publish your app:

Just hit “submit” in your Partner account. After your app is approved, you may even get a featured spot at the top of the Shopify App Store.

Make money:

Shopify’s Billing API makes it easy to bill customers with recurring monthly charges or one-time purchases. You can find detailed revenue and installation metrics for each of your apps on the Apps page in your Partner Dashboard.

Some of our top apps

  • Yotpo Product Reviews: Helps shops generate and share product reviews. An uber-successful free app with premium features.
  • Product Discount: Easily create sales that you can manually control or schedule in advance. This app now offers a one-time purchase price.
  • Stitch Labs: This multi-channel solution gives merchants a custom inventory management suite with add-ons to manage shipping and accounting. Shopify is their biggest source of customers.

Learn more

Ready to start selling with Shopify?

Try it free