Summer Shopify Editions

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Shopify recently unveiled its Unified Editions, a significant update designed to integrate and streamline workflows across the platform. This release enhances efficiency and integration capabilities by unifying critical processes, improving system interoperability, and providing deeper integration across various functionalities of the Shopify ecosystem.

Key Enhancements and Features

Unified Markets

The reimagined Markets feature is a centralized hub for international expansion, B2B transactions, and in-person sales. This integration allows merchants to seamlessly manage buyer experiences across different regions and channels from a single dashboard. Key functionalities include:

  • Customized Buyer Experiences: Tailor catalogs, themes, currencies, domains, and business entities for different markets.
  • Managed Markets: An evolution of Markets Pro, offering enhanced capabilities for handling duties, taxes, shipping, and compliance with local regulations.
  • Holistic Business View: Manage and compare various markets from one dashboard, enabling efficient expansion strategies.

A special callout is deserved for the Managed Markets feature because it allows B2B merchants to deliver location-specific, customized experiences personalized to the individual market selected by the merchant. Moves like these show Shopify’s seriousness about being a legitimate player in the enterprise space and their commitment to delivering top-tier B2B experiences.

AI Integration

Shopify continues to embed AI across its platform to boost operational efficiency and create personalized experiences at scale: 

  • Enhanced Media Editor: AI-powered image generation and editing allow for on-the-go professional image edits.
  • AI-Driven Product Creation: The new Magic feature provides intelligent product attribute suggestions, reducing listing errors, and improving discoverability for customers.
  • AI-Enhanced Customer Support: Shopify Inbox now includes AI-generated response suggestions, tailored to store-specific details that will expedite customer interactions.
  • Sidekick: An AI-enabled commerce assistant offering personalized guidance and support for various tasks, including decision-making and analytic insights.

Split Shipping

The new Split Shipping feature enhances the checkout experience by providing transparent shipping options. Customers can choose between the fastest option or personalized shipping preferences for depending on product and location.

Developer and Merchant Tools

New Style Settings for Themes

Developers now have greater flexibility with new style settings for Liquid themes. These settings enable enhanced layout customization, static blocks, and block targeting to make storefronts more adaptable and customizable.

Hydrogen Visual Editor Powered by Utopia

Shopify’s commitment to headless commerce is strengthened with the Hydrogen Visual Editor, powered by Utopia. This tool simplifies the design and development process, enabling non-technical users to contribute to site modifications. Key features include:

  • Drag-and-Drop Functionality: Simplifies design modifications without extensive coding knowledge.
  • Real-Time Collaboration: Facilitates teamwork in implementing design changes.
  • Pre-Built Templates: Accelerates design processes while maintaining brand consistency.

This new Hydrogen feature doubles down on the frontend flexibility provided by a headless architecture, empowering non-technical users to be a crucial part of delivering customers a flexible commerce experience that responds to changing market trends and dynamic customer demands.

Enhanced Analytics

Shopify has revamped its analytics platform to provide real-time, data-driven insights. The new analytics tools offer:

  • Personalized Dashboards: Customizable metric cards powered by detailed Shopify reports.
  • Exploration Templates: Users can create and save custom reports focusing on specific data intersections.
  • Unified Dashboard: Integrates various data sources for streamlined analysis and decision-making.

Centralized Operations

The update includes enhancements to streamline business operations:

  • Multi-Store Management: Centralize billing, staff access, and other functions across multiple stores under one organization.
  • Shopify Plus Features: Quickly create production or development stores using existing store data and manage users in bulk through groups.

Additional Updates

  • Refined Shipping Options: Customers can now split their orders and choose shipping preferences based on urgency and cost.
  • Store Pickup and Ship-From-Store: Customers can pick up online orders in-store or have products shipped from a local store, adding to Shopify’s already robust inventory management capabilities. 
  • Flow Templates for Apps: App developers can showcase automation potential with pre-built templates
  • API Enhancements: New APIs improve functionality and integration capabilities, such as return management, exchange processes, and address autocomplete.


Shopify’s Summer ’24 Unified Editions reflect the company’s dedication to creating a cohesive and integrated platform for every sized merchant. With over 150 updates, Shopify aims to enhance every aspect of eCommerce, from international expansion and AI-driven tools to analytics and centralized operations. These updates empower merchants to operate more efficiently, expand seamlessly into new markets, and leverage advanced tools to stay competitive in the ever-evolving commerce landscape.


Crafting the Future of Commerce

Corra, a Publicis Sapient company, is the global commerce leader and SI helping brands and organizations grow by evaluating, building, and optimizing their digital commerce ecosystems. Our vast experience with composable and headless implementations speeds time-to-value and provides technical freedom to our clients. Our TotalCare managed services program provides gold-standard support, enhancements and ongoing commerce strategy. We are strategic thinkers, accomplished engineers, and award-winning experience designers. We believe outstanding customer experiences can’t exist without flawless technology, and that flawless technology is pointless without beautiful, human-centered design. Our clients are an integral part of our team. Together, we remove the obstacles that are limiting growth and discover new opportunities. We don’t rest until our clients achieve their full potential. Our clients’ KPIs are our KPIs. We have 20 years of experience in commerce technology, but we also know that customer expectations are constantly evolving. For this reason, we’ve built future-proof solutions and refined an agile execution process that helps our clients achieve more with less. As a Publicis Sapient company, Corra joins a global network spanning 20,000 people with 53 offices around the world enabling us to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing and building the experiences and services their customers demand.

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