Introduction Notable New Updates in Shopify Summer ’23 Edition
As the e-commerce industry continues to evolve, Shopify remains at the forefront of innovation, consistently introducing cutting-edge features and tools to empower online businesses. With each passing year, Shopify enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of the Summer and Winter Editions, where the platform unveils its latest products and advancements. True to form, Shopify has recently launched the much-anticipated Summer ’23 Edition, promising exciting updates that are set to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs do business online.
In this article, we delve into the remarkable enhancements and additions brought forth by Shopify in their Summer ’23 Edition. From improved functionalities to fresh tools designed to boost sales and streamline operations, Shopify is once again proving its commitment to staying ahead of the curve. So, without further ado, let’s embark on a journey through the notable new updates that are destined to shape the future of e-commerce in the Summer ’23 Edition.
1. Shopify Sidekick
Shopify’s new generative AI tool, Sidekick, is like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, but tuned for ecommerce merchant use cases. It is part of Shopify Magic, a suite of AI features integrated across the platform that automate tasks like writing product descriptions.
Sidekick is a first-of-its-kind, AI-enabled commerce assistant that gives business owners more superpowers on Shopify. It is purpose-built to answer all of their questions as they start and scale their business.
Business owners, no matter their expertise, can have a conversation with their Sidekick to jumpstart the creative process, improve the quality of their store, increase productivity, streamline workflows, and make smarter business decisions.
Merchants can task Sidekick with things like:
- Set up a discount for my holiday sale.
- Help redesign my store to feel more like summer.
- What are my best-selling products?
- Walk me through a tutorial on preparing an email campaign.
2. Shopify Credit
Shopify Credit is the latest product offering in Shopify’s suite of financial solutions. It’s a pay-in-full business credit card, with cashback rewards designed specifically for Shopify merchants. It marks Shopify’s first pay-in-full business credit card. It is powered by Stripe and it is issued by Celtic Bank and accepted everywhere Visa is.
Especially, It won’t charge any fees for the card, including no late or foreign transaction fees.
3. Shopify Collective
Shopify Collective lets you connect with other Shopify stores and sell each other’s products in Shopify.
Retailers can import complementary products directly from suppliers using Shopify, and start selling them without any inventory costs or commitments. Suppliers can get discovered by retailers, create price lists and share products for them to sell.
Shopify Collective is free to use with all Shopify plans, subject to store eligibility.
4. Shopify Marketplace Connect
Shopify Marketplace Connect (formerly Codisto) is the fastest and easiest way to sell across top global marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and Etsy. A single app to connect your Shopify product catalog with multiple marketplaces to effortlessly manage and synchronize listings, orders, and inventory, and measure performance all from one place, Shopify.
- List your Shopify catalog to multiple marketplaces or link existing listings
- Manage listings, orders, & inventory in Shopify with real-time marketplace sync
- Flexible fulfillment options to support integrated channel strategies
- Unlimited marketplace account connections for supported marketplaces
- Sell in all marketplace regions and categories with built-in currency conversion
5. Shopify Subscriptions
Previously, Shopify merchants had to use Shopify subscription apps from third parties to integrate subscription purchasing features. However, according to information published in Shopify Editions Summer ’23, there will be an application developed by Shopify itself that provides this feature to its merchants.
The merchant will easily set up and manage simple subscription offerings with the new, free Shopify Subscriptions app. With new customer accounts, customers will have the flexibility to pause or skip orders, update payment and shipping details, and more.
We have highlighted some of the most notable updates here. In addition, the Summer ’23 Edition also introduces 100+ product updates with numerous other enhancements that cater to different aspects of e-commerce. From enhanced customer experiences and streamlined workflows to improved tools and expanded customization options, the Summer ’23 Edition empowers entrepreneurs to elevate their online ventures to unprecedented heights. It brings to life opportunities that both new and seasoned entrepreneurs have previously only dreamt of.
In conclusion, the Summer ’23 Edition epitomizes Shopify’s dedication to supporting entrepreneurs in their quest for success, one update at a time. As we bid farewell to this edition, we eagerly await future releases, knowing that Shopify’s passion for empowering businesses will never wane. Here’s to the continued growth and prosperity of your e-commerce journey with Shopify by your side. Happy selling!