Shopify is a hosted ecommerce platform that powers over 25,000 shops across the web. If you’re thinking “WordPress.com for shops”, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what we do.
What makes us a big deal for developers is our API. Through the Shopify API developers can basically do anything a merchant can from their regular shop admin. Products, orders, customer data, static content, shop themes, and a host of other data can be harvested and updated. The possibilities for extensions are endless: We have apps that provide everything from cart recovery to automatic sale scheduling. There are integrations with existing services like Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp, and Amazon as well as new functionality built from scratch specifcally for Shopify. Best of all, merchants are willing to pay for all of this.
There are already 150 apps in our App Store but we’re not stopping there. Take a look at our Fund page for frequently requested integrations/functionality. If you have a killer idea you want to work on that’s not on that list, let us know!
To get started with our API, visit our developer wiki as well as our tech docs. You can also ask any of the Shopify representatives at Hack Montreal. We’ll have a $500 Apple gift card for the best Shopify app on the day. See you June 9th!
The Shopify Team