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Shopify Toolbox 2018. Essentials for Developers and End-Users

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Shopify is the second most popular eCommerce platform after WooCommerce, powering more than 215,600 websites worldwide, with the 10% market share. This is the most popular eCommerce solution for the companies and individuals looking for the feature-rich platform that is easy to set up and manage.

The community of Shopify developers grows bigger. The number of pre-designed themes and extensions becomes more diverse as well. There are plenty of the free and premium solutions to chose from. Shopify has become the preferred eCommerce platform among many web designers and developers looking for the ways to create custom design projects for their clients, earn money by selling templates, as well as earning commissions as affiliate partners.

If Shopify is the eCommerce platform of your choice, then the following collection of the useful Shopify resources will be especially useful to you.  Look through the list and select the right items for your Shopify toolbox.


Shopify Knowledgebase

Shopify Help Center

This is probably the best place for the users to find explicit Shopify documentation about the performance of different features included in the eCommerce platform. The content is categorized neatly. The live search lets you come across the necessary pieces of information as you simply enter the keyword phrase.

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eCommerce University

This is the place where business owners can find the tools, free guides, and case studies on how to achieve success online, boost sales, and grow traffic.

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Affiliate Program

Similar to TemplateMonster Affiliate Program, Shopify allows you to earn money by referring clients.

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Shopify Experts

This is the page that refers you to the online catalog of the top designers, developers, marketers, photographers, and other professionals that will help you build a web store for the fair price.

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Shopify Apps

Shopify offers a rich collection of apps, which can help you better optimize the online selling process,  establish a better connection with your clients, become more noticeable in social media, promote, sell, ship, and achieve lots of other tasks. Shopify App Store is the ultimate place, where you can filter apps by categories, prices,  rates, and collections.


Premium  Shopify Themes

Looking for the quickest way to launch a web store with the minimum effort, the end-users and web developers prefer using ready-made Shopify themes. On the official Shopify site, there are plenty of the premium themes, which are united by categories, providing you with a more convenient site browsing experience.

In the TemplateMonster digital marketplace, there is also a collection of 340 premium Shopify themes suited to be applied to a number of eCommerce projects and for multiple purposes. Designed and developed as per the today's web trends, the themes include the most innovative features like section, additional skins, pre-designed pages and layouts, responsive designs, and smart customization options.

The collection of the flagship Shopify themes from TemplateMonster includes multipurpose designs Like Multifly, Pizza House, and other.

Multifly Shopify Theme - multipurpose design with customizable sections

Pizza House - food delivery Shopify theme with dish constructor

Jewelrix - Bootstrap Shopify theme with 17 sections


Free Shopify Themes

In addition to the premium themes, there are also plenty of free Shopify templates that can be used as the foundation for smaller business projects and startups.

Shopify site contains several examples of the free templates that are listed next to their premium designs. Each containing several layout styles, the free Shopify themes include the following features:

  • free theme updates;
  • customizable sections;
  • search engine optimization;
  • responsive designs;
  • built-in styles and color palettes;
  • drop-down navigation support;
  • multiple content types support, etc.


TemplateMonster also features a collection of free Shopify themes. Unlike the premium designs from the digital marketplace, freebies do not include free support. However, all of them are:

  • well-documented,
  • responsive,
  • cross-browser compatible,
  • SEO-friendly,
  • feature customized modules,
  • valid code,
  • HTML plus JS animation,
  • include blog and web store functionality,
  • and a whole lot of other options.

Sports Store Free Shopify Theme

Alcoholic Beverage Store Free Shopify Theme

Fleur de lis Free Shopify Theme


Shopify Subscription

The Shopify subscription plan will be especially useful to those who prefer working with premium themes.  This is a special offer from TemplateMonster, as part of which you can save up to 99% on the purchase of the premium Shopify themes from the marketplace.


Shopify Video Tutorials

There is no need to hire a web designer or a freelancer in order to launch your Shopify site. TemplateMonster has released a series of the free educational videos, which provide step-by-step instructions on how to work with the ready-made themes, install them, and customize just the way you wish.

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