Shopify Edition Summer 2023 - Key Features

Michael Myers
2 min readAug 11, 2023
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Shopify Summer 2023 edition brings a host of new features and improvements, in this article I’ve posted the keys from the update, let’s find out what’s new.

Sidekick — AI Commerce Assistant

Sidekick is Shopify’s AI-enabled commerce assistant that helps merchants start, run, and grow their businesses. Sidekick can answer queries, perform tasks, create discounts, redesign stores, and generate content.

Shopify Magic

Shopify Magic combines AI with Shopify’s data to help merchants work faster, smarter, and more creatively. It can generate blog content, optimize email campaigns, provide help center answers, and suggest Inbox chat responses.

Online Store Editor Flex Sections

The new flex sections feature in the Online Store editor allows merchants to easily create custom layouts using drag-and-drop blocks without coding. Merchants can add, remove, and rearrange sections and customize them with their own content.

Shopify Collective

Shopify Collective lets merchants sell new products from Shopify brands without managing inventory or shipping. Merchants can curate complementary products to expand their product range effortlessly.

Shopify Subscriptions App

The new Shopify Subscriptions app allows merchants to offer their products as subscriptions, increasing recurring revenue and customer loyalty.

Improved Checkout

Shopify’s checkout has been enhanced with a one-page checkout, checkout extensions, and integrations to help merchants customize checkout and drive higher conversion rates.

New Developer Tools and APIs

Shopify has released over 20 new tools and APIs to help developers build customized commerce experiences and extend Shopify.

Other Updates

  • New B2B features like volume pricing, PO numbers, and PayPal payments
  • Custom email templates and high-volume pricing plans for Shopify Email
  • Enhanced Shopify POS features for retail stores
  • Streamlined order management tools like smart order routing and split fulfillments
  • An updated visual design for the Shopify admin

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Michael Myers

A Front-end Shopify Developer. Writing about Web Development, Freelance, and Shopify theme development. Twitter: @myersdeveloper