• Alternative payment providers to Shopify Payments + pros and cons

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve had a number of clients who have ended up in a very frustrating position with Shopify Payments – generally down to them not being eligible to use it or having stores where it’s not available. For those of you that aren’t aware of how Shopify Payments works, it…

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  • Shopify Plus Pros & Cons – The Definitive Guide

    I’ve been working with Shopify Plus a lot over the last ~2 years, working on a wide range of replatforming projects for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Some of the bigger projects I’ve worked on include Bulletproof, Trotters, The Science Museum and Current Body – all of which are in a bracket where Magento…

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  • Luxury Brands & Retailers using Shopify Plus

    The last few years have been really interesting in terms of eCommerce platforms – with Shopify Plus being the real challenger in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion markets – putting pressure on the likes of Magento Commerce and Salesforce Commerce Cloud in particular. I was recently looking for luxury Shopify Plus examples for a client…

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  • Integrating Shopify & Crafty Clicks Postcode / Zipcode Lookup and Address Auto-complete

    Integrating an address validation / lookup solution with an eCommerce platform is usually a really easy task, but I struggled with Crafty Clicks and Shopify Plus initially, so I decided to write a blog post about how I did it in the end. When integrating with Shopify and Shopify Plus, Crafty Clicks’ suggested approach for…

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  • Shopify Plus

    Getting around the Shopify Product Variants Limit – Workarounds & Approaches

    One of the most common frustrations for those using or considering using Shopify and Shopify Plus is the limit to 100 variants (and the limit to 3 options) on a single product. Although I’ve been told recently that, if you’re working with the right partner, the limit can be lifted – I decided to write…

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  • Shopify Google Analytics Integration Best Practice – with Ed Upton from Littledata

    Over the last year or so, I’ve worked on a number of Shopify Plus builds alongside Littledata, who have supported the client in achieving a ‘best practice’ eCommerce Google Analytics setup. Although Littledata works with all eCommerce platforms, they’re well-known for their Shopify app which automates a large part of the Google Analytics setup process,…

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  • Shopify Forms – Using Formstack for advanced forms in Shopify

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working with a client and a couple of people from WeMakeWebsites (their development agency) to find (and validate) a solution to a requirement for advanced forms. The requirements for the forms are: The form must be in-line on the page to allow for email validation and address…

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  • Tags vs Metafields in Shopify & Shopify Plus

    Over the last couple of years we’ve been working with Shopify Plus a lot – be it via functional discovery, hands-on replatforming support or project managing builds. One of the biggest things that needs to be ‘discovered’ with Shopify is the architecture of product data, particularly when you’re migrating from a platform like Magento or…

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