Get to know your Shopify admin

After logging in to Shopify, you can set up your store, configure your settings, and manage your business using the Shopify admin.

Depending on the device you're using, you can do different things in your admin. If you log in to your Shopify admin from a browser, then you can manage all aspects of your store. If you log in to the Shopify app from your phone, then you can view your store's recent activity, update your store's catalog, and manage your orders.

The Shopify admin

When you log in to your Shopify admin, the first thing that you see is the Home page:

Admin home new

Shopify Home shows information about daily tasks, your store’s recent activity, and the next steps you can take to build your business.

You can access the different sections of the Shopify admin using the sidebar:

Admin left nav channels

Sections of the Shopify admin include:

If a section of the Shopify admin has an arrow beside it, then you can expand the navigation to display additional settings or pages related to that section.

You can also use the search bar to find products, pages, or other information within your Shopify admin.

Shopify Home

The Home page shows key information about your store's recent activity, the next steps you need to take with your orders, and tips for building your business.

Metrics

The Home metrics section displays a sales summary for your overall business, and specific sales and engagement data for your active sales channels. You can view sales data for your different sales channels from Today, Yesterday, This week, and This month using the dropdown menus.

If you want a closer look at your store's sales and engagement data, then open the Overview dashboard.

Today's store activity

Shopify Home shows your store's most recent visitor activity. Your store activity is recorded according to your store's local timezone.

Today's total sales shows a dollar value for the total sales made by your Shopify store on any given day:

Todays total sales

Today's visitors shows the total number of visits to your Shopify store on any given day. This card appears only if you have an online store:

Todays visitors

For more detailed information about your store's visitors, you can view your store's acquisition reports.

Notifications

Shopify Home shows notifications about your Shopify business based on your account status, growth, and recent customer activity.

Notifications make it easy to see what next steps you need to take, such as capturing payment, marking an order as fulfilled, or archiving an order that is complete.

Cards

Shopify Home displays cards based on your store's recent activity and what you've been doing in Shopify.

Cards are blocks of information that change regularly to help you run your business smoothly. Among other things, you'll receive:

  • updates on new Shopify features
  • advice on how to get the most out of Shopify
  • recommended reading on how to grow your business.

Action menu

You can dismiss and provide feedback about Home cards:

Home actions

Click Dismiss to hide a card until the information becomes relevant again.

Click Send Feedback to leave feedback and comments about a card:

Home feedback

Shopify uses this information to improve future Home cards.

Activity feed

For different perspectives on your Shopify business, you can switch between the general Home overview and a more detailed activity feed. Click View all recent activity in the Recent activity section of the Home metrics section to open the activity feed:

Home activity view

The Shopify Home screen

The first screen that you see when you log in to the Shopify app is the Home screen:

Home screen iphone

The Shopify Home screen is a landing page that shows key information about your store’s recent activity, the next steps you need to take with your orders, and tips on how to build your business.

Sales summary

At the top of the Home screen is a graph that shows today's sales. You can swipe the graph left to see the number of visitors that your online store has had today. Use the buttons above the graph to see data from yesterday, the past week, or the past month.

Notifications of next steps

The Home screen shows notifications of which open orders might need your attention:

Notification banner iphone
Notifications make it easy to see what next steps you need to take, such as capturing payment, marking an order as fulfilled, or archiving an order that is complete.

Cards

Shopify Home Feed displays cards based on your store's recent activity and what you've been doing in Shopify:

Home card iphone
Cards are blocks of information that change regularly to help you run your business smoothly. You'll receive:

  • updates on new Shopify features
  • advice on how to get the most out of Shopify
  • recommended reading on how to grow your business.

The Shopify Home screen

The first screen that you see when you log in to the Shopify app is the Home screen:

Home screen android

The Shopify Home screen is a landing page that shows key information about your store’s recent activity, the next steps you need to take with your orders, and tips on how to build your business.

Sales summary

At the top of the Home screen is a graph that shows today's sales. You can swipe the graph left to see the number of visitors that your online store has had today. Use the buttons above the graph to see data from yesterday, the past week, or the past month.

Notifications of next steps

The Home screen shows notifications of which open orders might need your attention:

Notification banner android
This makes it easy to see what next steps you need to take, such as capturing payment, marking an order as fulfilled, or archiving an order that is complete.

Cards

Shopify Home Feed displays cards based on your store's recent activity and what you've been doing in Shopify:

Home card android
Cards are blocks of information that change regularly to help you run your business smoothly. You'll receive:

  • updates on new Shopify features
  • advice on how to get the most out of Shopify
  • recommended reading on how to grow your business.

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