Shopify App Store will offer 0% commissions on devs' first million dollars in revenue yearly
The Shopify e-commerce platform held its annual Unite press conference today, and it announced a major change in its App Store revenue split with developers.
Starting on August 1st, 2021, any developers that publish their work on the Shopify App Store will see their revenue share with Shopify drop from 20% to 0% on the first million dollars they make each year. After this, their revenue split is decreasing to 15%. This resets yearly, allowing every developer and theme maker that publishes on Shopify to keep the first million dollars they make each year in their entirety.
In addition to announcing this new revenue split, Shopify announced several consumer and developer focused upgrades to its services. These include:
• Online Store 2.0: "sections on all pages to personalize every aspect of a store, a new editor experience, and theme app extensions"
• "Hydrogen, a new React framework for developers to build custom storefronts (launching soon), as well as Oxygen, our future hosting platform for custom storefronts on Shopify"
• New Metafields, where "merchants can now add their own attributes to models like products and product variants, with support for other models like customers and orders coming later this year"
• Checkout improvements, including speed, extensions, easier to build scripts, and support for third-party payment networks
Outside of the new revenue sharing plan, Shopify Unite's announcements will all be coming at as-of-yet undisclosed dates. Anyone interested in using Shopify to power their storefront can check out their pricing at shopify.com/pricing.