Making Shopify apps
Shopify's APIs provide 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:
- 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.
- Build a public app and sell it in the Shopify App Store.
Register for the Shopify App Store:
App developers can register for a reduced revenue share plan for apps sold through the Shopify App Store. In this plan, Shopify collects 0% on the first 1,000,000 USD in annual gross app revenue earned through the Shopify App Store. Total app revenues in excess of 1,000,000 USD annually are subject to a 15% revenue share, reduced from the previous 20%. Learn more about the registration process.
Dive into making your first Shopify app with our getting started guide. We'll walk you through the process of getting an API key, creating a test shop and playing around with the API.
Submit your app for approval:
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.