Shopify Editions Summer ’23: How to Grow Your Business with AI and More
Shopify has just released its latest Edition, which brings together over 100 product updates that will help you be more productive, creative, and powerful in commerce than you ever imagined. In this blog post, we will highlight some of the most exciting features and changes that you should be aware of and how to use them to grow your business.
Table Of Content
- Meet Sidekick, Your New AI-Enabled Commerce Assistant
- Discover the Magic of Growing Your Business with AI Built Directly into Shopify
- Drag and Drop to Create Custom Layouts with Flex Sections
- Curate Products to Sell with Brands You Love
- Customize Your Checkout with 17 New APIs and Updates
- And More…
Meet Sidekick, Your New AI-Enabled Commerce Assistant
One of the most impressive updates in this Edition is Sidekick, an AI-powered assistant that helps you start, run, and grow your business. Sidekick is integrated into your Shopify admin and can help you with tasks such as:
• Setting up your store and choosing a theme
• Creating and optimizing product listings
• Managing inventory and orders
• Marketing your products and reaching new customers
• Analyzing your store performance and getting insights
• Troubleshooting issues and finding solutions
You can interact with Sidekick using natural language, either by typing or speaking. Sidekick will understand your intent and provide relevant suggestions, actions, or information. You can also ask Sidekick any question related to your business or Shopify, and it will give you an accurate and helpful answer.
Discover the Magic of Growing Your Business with AI Built Directly into Shopify
Another major update in this Edition is Shopify Magic, a suite of AI tools and APIs that are designed for commerce. Shopify Magic leverages the power of Shopify's platform data and cutting-edge AI technology to help you work faster, smarter, and more creatively. Some of the features that Shopify Magic offers are:
- Content generation: You can use Shopify Magic to generate high-quality content for your store, such as product descriptions, blog posts, social media captions, and more. You can also customize the tone, style, and length of the content to suit your brand voice.
- Image optimization: You can use Shopify Magic to enhance your product images, such as cropping, resizing, compressing, adding filters, removing backgrounds, and more. You can also use Shopify Magic to create variants of your images, such as different colors, angles, or styles.
- Product recommendation: You can use Shopify Magic to provide personalized product recommendations to your customers based on their browsing history, preferences, and behavior. You can also use Shopify Magic to create bundles and upsells that increase your average order value.
- Customer segmentation: You can use Shopify Magic to segment your customers based on their attributes, such as location, age, gender, purchase history, loyalty status, and more. You can also use Shopify Magic to create targeted campaigns and offers for each segment.
- Fraud detection: You can use Shopify Magic to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions on your store, such as chargebacks, refunds, or disputes. You can also use Shopify Magic to verify the identity and authenticity of your customers.
To access Shopify Magic, you need to enable it from your admin settings. You can also use the Shopify Magic API to integrate it with your own apps or third-party services.
Drag and Drop to Create Custom Layouts with Flex Sections
One of the most requested features from merchants is the ability to create custom layouts for their online store without coding. That's why Shopify has introduced flex sections, a new feature that allows you to easily drag, drop, resize, group, and edit content all from the new WYSIWYG online store editor.
Flex sections are dynamic sections that adapt to any screen size and device. You can use flex sections to create any layout you want for your homepage or product pages. You can also choose from a variety of content types to add to your flex sections, such as text, images, videos, slideshows, collections, products, testimonials, newsletters, maps, and more.
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Curate Products to Sell with Brands You Love
Another exciting feature in this Edition is Shopify Collective, a new way to sell products from other Shopify brands that complement yours without managing inventory or handling shipping. Shopify Collective allows you to curate products from a network of trusted suppliers and offer them to your customers alongside your own products.
Shopify Collective is a great way to expand your product catalog without adding complexity or risk. You can also benefit from cross-promotion opportunities with other merchants and increase your brand exposure. Plus, you can earn commissions for every sale you make through Shopify Collective.
To join Shopify Collective, you need to apply from your admin dashboard. Once approved, you can browse through thousands of products from different categories and niches and add them to your store with a few clicks. You can also set your own prices and margins for the products you sell through Shopify Collective.
Customize Your Checkout with 17 New APIs and Updates
Shopify has always been known for its fast, secure, and reliable checkout experience. In this Edition, Shopify has made it even better by introducing 17 new APIs and updates that allow you to customize your checkout with more flexibility and functionality. Some of the new features that you can add to your checkout are:
- Custom validation logic: You can use this feature to validate the input data from your customers, such as phone numbers, email addresses, zip codes, and more. You can also use this feature to display custom error messages or instructions to your customers.
- Delivery options: You can use this feature to offer different delivery options to your customers, such as local pickup, curbside pickup, in-store pickup, or delivery date and time selection. You can also use this feature to display the availability and cost of each option.
- Address completion: You can use this feature to autocomplete the address fields for your customers based on their location or input. You can also use this feature to verify the accuracy and validity of the addresses.
- Payment methods: You can use this feature to offer more payment methods to your customers, such as PayPal, vaulted credit cards, gift cards, loyalty points, or custom payment methods. You can also use this feature to display the payment icons and instructions for each method.
To use these features, you need to enable them from your admin settings. You can also use the checkout extensions API to integrate them with your own apps or third-party services.
These are just some of the highlights of the Shopify Editions Summer ’23 update. There are many more features and changes that you can explore, such as:
- Shopify Credit: The business card that works as hard as you
- Shop app: Optimize your Shop Store for millions of mobile shoppers
- Shopify Marketplace Connect: Manage your listings on the top marketplaces, all in one place
- Shopify Subscriptions app: Increase recurring revenue and build customer loyalty by offering your products as subscriptions
- B2B on Shopify: New B2B features that drive growth
- Shopify Bundles app: Increase average order value, curate a better buyer experience, and sync inventory in real time with our new, free bundles app
You can learn more about these features and how to use them from the Shopify Editions Summer ’23 page or watch the demo video
Shopify Editions Summer ’23 is a huge update that brings a lot of value and innovation to merchants. Whether you want to start, run, or grow your business, you will find something that suits your needs and goals in this Edition. We hope you enjoy these new features and changes and take advantage of them to take your business to the next level