On July 26th Shopify announced their Shopify Editions Summer 2023 platform updates. These bi-annual announcements contain hundreds of new features across the Shopify platform, multi-channel, B2B, POS, checkout, developer tools and more. We’re going to give you the top features from Shopify Editions Summer 2023 that will be important for your business this year.
You can reply to your customers faster with AI generated responses to common questions. This is done within the AI chatbot feature in Shopify Inbox. Pre-approve AI generated answers to shipping questions or FAQs pulled from your store. You’ll get the final word in, and it will save you lots of time when you can’t personally reply to everything.
Use Shopify Magic to help you with your writing! Generate email subject lines and email content within Shopify Email when you’re doing your email marketing. You can even generate product descriptions based on your text prompt.
If you’re trying out product bundles for the first time, or only need simple, fixed bundles, consider trying this out. Shopify’s new native bundle app allows you to add bundles and manage them in an easy to use interface. If you want mix and match bundles or a more complex use case, you’ll need to use another app.
This is perfect if you are a curator or run a marketplace. You can choose to include participating suppliers’ products in your store with no responsibility. Plus you earn a margin on what you sell. Connect with brands, add their products to your store in minutes, and earn margin on what you sell.
You don’t have to worry about order syncing, inventory and warehousing management. Sit back and let the money roll in.
If you’re someone who sells on multiple sales channels, you know that managing it all can be hard. You would have to download that company’s sales channel app and remember to check on every app for the status. Now with Shopify marketplace connect, you can manage all your major marketplace sales channels in one place – anywhere from Walmart to Amazon to eBay.
Shopify Markets allows you to customize how you sell in different countries. You can set the purchase currency, bulk edit prices (if you have to increase prices by 5% in Germany for example), and set specific shipping and payment methods.
However the downside was that the content of your site would be the exact same for all markets. The only way to have different content and themes was to create an entirely new store or have an expansion store. Now Shopify allows you to set different content directly in the theme editor!
This will save A LOT of hassle for those of you that offer D2C and B2B.
Customers can now save their credit card information directly on your store so next time checkout will be faster and more convenient. They can also edit their payment details as needed right from within their account.
Checkout extensions allow developers to customize your checkout to your business. With product and subscription upsells, address validation, and more – you can get target your customers in one place before they complete their purchase.
Instead of the 3 page checkout, Shopify’s one-page checkout will be rolling out later this year. Increase page speed and get your orders in faster.
These are some huge updates coming from Shopify Editions Summer 2023. Some of these features will not be available immediately. If any of these features pique your interest for your Shopify store, reach out to Plentiful Commerce! We can help you plan it on your roadmap and implement it so you stay ahead of the curve.