How to develop Shopify apps and earn money ?

Being a developer or Shopify user, sometimes you may think about some additional features that must be present in Shopify. But the lack of knowledge about the roadmap to develop Shopify apps stops you, from achieving the goals. In this blog post, we will let you know about how you can follow the simple road map to create Shopify apps and also earn money by selling apps on the Shopify apps store.

Shopify Inc. is a multinational e-commerce company that has its headquarter in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Shopify is a complete package of e-commerce activities that lets you begin, manage and grow your online business. Shopify is not free to use, it has different subscriptions from small businesses to bigger ones.

Road map to develop Shopify apps

Unlike WordPress Developer, who must be very well-aware of WordPress core and PHP language. Shopify has more freedom because Shopify’s APIs provide a pathway to connect the Shopify platform with other custom software.

Freedom to use multiple programming languages

You can use different languages to develop Shopify apps, From famous web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) to other languages and technologies like Java, React, etc. Learn more about this at The only thing which you have to keep in mind is that Shopify has its development guidelines which you should follow to make successful apps. Now let’s talk about making money with apps.

Getting started:

On Shopify, there are two ways you can follow to make money by building apps.

  1. Create a custom app for a client: Use the Shopify API to build and sell an app that adds features and functionality to a client’s Shopify store.
  2. Build a public app and sell it in the Shopify App Store: You’ll earn 80% of each app sale.

Get Registered on Shopify App Store:

First of all, App developers have to register on Shopify for a reduced revenue share plan for apps sold through the Shopify App Store. Shopify will collect 0% on the first 1,000,000 USD in the annual gross app revenue. Bu when Total app revenues will exceed 1,000,000 USD annually, then there will be a 15% revenue share from the Shopify App store, The earlier revenue share was 20%. Learn more about the registration process.

Getting started:

Start building your app on the Shopify app with their getting started guide. Where you will be guided through the process of getting an API key, creating a test shop, and understanding more about working with API.

Get approval for your app:

After completing the development of the app, then submit your app for approval. You have to meet Shopify’s requirements, After approval, you are ready to sell and earn money on Shopify App Store. You can also follow tips from Shopify to make your app more successful on their platform.

Start Earning:

Shopify’s Partner Dashboard allows you to keep track of all the purchase stats from customers and the revenue you are earning through your apps. For more details visit


Now, I hope that you are well aware of the roadmap and how you can start making passive income as a developer on Shopify. The only thing which is required is motivation to develop an app that solves the problem of more than 2.1 million daily active users.

This article is originally published on C Analyst



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