We’re always working to make Shopify faster, more powerful, and easier to use.
Several months ago we announced the private beta of Shopify 2.
Shopify 2 is a complete rewrite and redesign of our platform, and it will allow us to release new features at a much faster pace. This year we will be adding a considerable amount of functionality to help you run your store.
Here are just a few of our improvements:
Customers can often make mistakes when checking out. With Shopify 2, we’ve made it really easy to edit, refund, and partially refund orders.
Merchants using most major payment gateways can now easily offer partial refunds. No longer do you need to cancel an order to process a refund. This is particularly useful when shipping costs change, items go out of stock, or you want to offer a discount for whatever reason.
We also added shipping address editing, so if your customer puts in the wrong shipping address, you can easily make that change.
Product Variant Editing
A product variant is all the different versions of a product - like size, color, and material. For those of you who have products with lots of variants, we have made adding and editing products fast and easy.
In Shopify 2, when you add a product, you can quickly create variants with multiple dimensions. For example, if you sell t-shirts with different sizes, colors, SKUs, weights, and stock levels, instead of creating 20 different products, you can do it all in one motion.
Live Theme Editing
How your store looks can really impact your sales. With Shopify 2, you can customize the look of your store in a live preview window before publishing your new design. You can change your background color, link colors, page visibility, and most other theme settings.
On average, about 67% of all online sales are abandoned while checking out. In Shopify 2, we now list abandoned checkouts on their own page. You can easily see the name, email and shipping address for customers that started checking out but didn’t complete a transaction with your store. You can even email them a link to continue their checkout where they left it off. Handling abandoned checkouts can be a great way to increase sales.
Filtering & Search
Larger stores often have a hard time filtering and searching through all their products, inventory and products. Shopify 2 includes an improved new search engine that gives you better product and inventory management.
Now you can fine-tune your search within each of your resources (products, orders, pages, blogs, etc) with more powerful search capabilities. For example, you can easily find all open Canadian orders or all orders of a particular product and process them together quickly.
Once you’ve launched your store you’re only half the way there - you need to get some customers. Shopify 2 includes more built-in SEO and marketing features. Not only can you change page titles and image alt tags, but also edit meta descriptions for products, collections and blog posts.
Shopify 2 also includes support for Retargeting with Google Analytics, editable blog dates, and more.
Shopify 2 is currently in private Beta - we will be opening Shopify 2 up to all of our existing merchants and new signups soon.