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Join thousands of affiliates from across the globe

Content creators, course educators, influencers, and review sites are helping their audiences launch successful businesses on Shopify, while earning competitive referral commissions, and elevating themselves as leaders in the industry.

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We help you make the most referrals possible with resources to support your content development and assist your referral traffic’s conversion rate. Get access to a library of global creative, ready-made education and lead magnets, and detailed performance insights through your personal dashboard.

Eligible partners will also receive opportunities to expand their audience through Shopify and accelerate their referral revenue.

Meet some of our affiliates

Testimonial from Shopify Affiliate, Adrian Morrison, who recounts his experience becoming an authority figure in the ecommerce space.

Adrian Morrison

Content Creator and Course Partner

Founder of Ecom Success Academy. is one of the most recognized Shopify Experts in the world. Tens of thousands of people around the world have learned how to get started with dropshipping from his . He has been a valued partner of Shopify since 2015, providing high quality education for merchants.

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Adrian Morrison

Content Creator and Course Partner

Founder of Ecom Success Academy. is one of the most recognized Shopify Experts in the world. Tens of thousands of people around the world have learned how to get started with dropshipping from his . He has been a valued partner of Shopify since 2015, providing high quality education for merchants.

 
Testimonial from Pagefly co-founders and Shopify Affiliates who discuss the value and knowledge the program brought to their business.

Tony Bui & Phuc Nguyen from Pagefly

App Developer and Content Creator

Empowering 90.000+ merchants worldwide, is the leading Shopify Page Builder app providing extensive templates and features to help brands build their own custom online stores and grow conversion rates.

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Tony Bui & Phuc Nguyen from Pagefly

App Developer and Content Creator

Empowering 90.000+ merchants worldwide, is the leading Shopify Page Builder app providing extensive templates and features to help brands build their own custom online stores and grow conversion rates.

 
Testimonial from Shopify Affiliate, Sarah Chrisp, who notes the credibility that comes with the program and the support she’s received from the Shopify team.

Sarah Chrisp

Content Creator and Course Partner

Founder of the popular ecommerce YouTube channel . Sarah shares her tips, tricks & strategies she has learned by turning her teenage ecommerce side hustle into a 6-figure semi-automated business.

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Sarah Chrisp

Content Creator and Course Partner

Founder of the popular ecommerce YouTube channel . Sarah shares her tips, tricks & strategies she has learned by turning her teenage ecommerce side hustle into a 6-figure semi-automated business.

 
Testimonial from Shopify Affiliate, Ezra Firestone, who lists the reasons why joining the program is beneficial for creators and makers.

Ezra Firestone

Content Creator and Course Partner

CEO of , BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, and Founder of . Ezra has founded multiple 7- and 8-figure brands. He is an outspoken proponent of “people over profit”, and educates business owners on how to build brands with integrity and purpose.

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Ezra Firestone

Content Creator and Course Partner

CEO of , BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, and Founder of . Ezra has founded multiple 7- and 8-figure brands. He is an outspoken proponent of “people over profit”, and educates business owners on how to build brands with integrity and purpose.

 
Testimonial from Nathan Chan, CEO and founder of Foundr, and Shopify Affiliate, who discusses democratizing entrepreneurial education.

Nathan Chan

Course Partner

CEO and Founder of . A global media and education company that connects millions of people every month with some of the most successful living entrepreneurs of our generation. Entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, and many more. Foundr breaks down their strategies and experiences into actionable, battle-tested content through free training, online courses, magazines, podcasts, videos, and blogs. Its mission is to help founders start, build, and grow a successful business.

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Nathan Chan

Course Partner

CEO and Founder of . A global media and education company that connects millions of people every month with some of the most successful living entrepreneurs of our generation. Entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, and many more. Foundr breaks down their strategies and experiences into actionable, battle-tested content through free training, online courses, magazines, podcasts, videos, and blogs. Its mission is to help founders start, build, and grow a successful business.

 
Testimonial from Shopify Affiliate, Steve Benjamins, who describes Shopify as a best-in-class ecommerce tool.

Steve Benjamins

Review Site Partner

Founder of , Steve has been building websites for the last 20 years. His websites have been featured in Wired, The Next Web, Smashing Magazine, The Huffington Post and Forbes.

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Steve Benjamins

Review Site Partner

Founder of , Steve has been building websites for the last 20 years. His websites have been featured in Wired, The Next Web, Smashing Magazine, The Huffington Post and Forbes.

 

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FAQs

  • The Shopify Affiliate Program includes entrepreneurs, educators, influencers, and content creators who inspire and teach their audience about entrepreneurship with Shopify. The program is free to join, and allows you to monetize your audience and earn commissions from each new Shopify merchant referral.

  • To apply, you must:

    • Own and run an active website
    • Have an established audience
    • Create original content, such as online courses, seminars, blog posts, or videos
    • Have an experience with Shopify or other e-commerce platforms
    • Have read and agreed to the Shopify Partner Program Agreement

  • Our team will carefully review your application and in most cases, applications to the Shopify Affiliate Program are processed within 15 business days. If your application is approved, then you'll receive an email with an affiliate link to promote Shopify, and some tools to help you get started.

    For denials, due to the high volume of submissions, Shopify doesn't provide feedback on individual applications.

  • Upon acceptance into the Shopify Affiliate Program, you will receive your unique reference handle and affiliate link which will track all of your referrals. When educating your audience about Shopify, always use your unique affiliate link. Our tracking cookies last 30 days, meaning that if a visitor clicks on your affiliate link posted on your website, then you will be credited with the referral as long as the visitor signs up for a 14-day free trial within 30 days. When that 14-day free trial ends and the user becomes a paying customer, you will earn a one-time commission.

  • You're eligible to receive a commission for merchants that you refer to a paid Shopify plan through your affiliate link. There is no maximum number of merchants you can refer, we want you to earn as much as possible.

  • The Shopify Affiliate Program supports only PayPal for affiliate payouts.

    For credits created from the 1st up to and including the 15th of the month, the payout will occur five business days after the 15th day of the month. For credits created between the 16th to and including the last day of the month, the payout will occur five business days after the last day of the month. If the commission balance is below $25, then it will be held until the next payout period.

    For any payment disputes, contact your Affiliate Manager with the full details of the issue. We'll review your message and do what we can to resolve it.

  • You can track who your merchants are, the total revenue in that pay period from all your merchants, and the total revenue to date from all your merchants. You can track when a merchant has switched from a trial to a paid plan, or if they have not converted they will be marked as "frozen". For privacy reasons, you cannot track the revenue of a specific merchant.

  • Visit Shopify's brand guidelines to ensure you are correctly using our brand assets. By using our brand assets, you indicate your acceptance of our Trademark Usage Guidelines and you un derstand that a violation of these guidelines will result in the termination of your Shopify Partner account.