Unless defined elsewhere in the Agreement, capitalized terms set out
in the Agreement are defined as follows:
“Ads” means advertisements created by Developer and placed in the Shopify App
Store through the features set forth in the Partner Dashboard.
“Application” or “App” is defined in the Shopify API Terms.
“Channel Program” means Shopify’s sales channel program
that allows Channel Developers to build a Channel Application using the
Sales Channel SDK.
“Customer” means any individual that visits or transacts via the
“Customer Data” means information (including personal
information) relating to a Customer, including, but not limited
to, order information, payment information, and account information.
“Development Store” means a store created in the Partner Dashboard
that is used by a Partner for (a) testing purposes, or (b) for the
development and transfer of a Merchant Store to a Merchant.
“Experts Marketplace” means Shopify’s program for Experts that
matches enrolled Experts with Merchants seeking assistance with
“Merchant” means an individual or business that uses the Service
to sell products or services.
“Merchant Agreement” means the agreement entered into between a
Partner and the Merchant governing the Merchant’s use of the
Partner’s services, including, if applicable, the installation and
use of an Application.
“Merchant Data” means information (including personal
information) relating to a Merchant, including but not limited to
business, financial and product information and any Customer Data.
Where Partner uses the Shopify API, Merchant Data may be delivered
in the form of an API response.
“Merchant Store” means the Merchant’s commerce presence hosted
by Shopify, including their online store and Point of Sale (POS).
For clarity, a Merchant may have more than one Merchant Store.
“Partner” means an individual or entity that has agreed to the
terms of this Agreement and participates in the Shopify Partner
Program. The different types of Partners are listed below:
A “Referral Partner” is a Partner who has registered for a
Partner Account via the Shopify partner program page and who promotes the
- registering, and being approved by Shopify, for a unique
referral link (an “Affiliate Link”) to refer Merchants to
Shopify via such Affiliate Link and/or
- acting as a value added partner or “VAP” working directly
with Merchants as a designer, developer, or other consultant
through a Development Store.
A “Developer” is a Partner who has registered for a
Partner Account via the Shopify Developer program page and develops
Applications or Themes to integrate with the Service or places Ads in the Shopify App Store. The different
types of Developers are listed below:
- a “Theme Developer”, develops a Theme for Merchant use,
either as a custom Theme or for general distribution to
Merchants through the Shopify Theme Store;
- an “App Developer” develops a Public Application (as
defined in the Shopify API Terms) using the
- a “Channel Developer” develops an Application using the
Shopify API to enable Merchants to display, promote and sell
Merchant’s products to Customers through Channel Developer’s web
and/or mobile platform (“Channel Platform”) via an integration
with the Service. An Application developed by a Channel
Developer is a “Channel Application”; and
- a “Payment Gateway Developer” develops an Application
using the Shopify API to enable a payment system for Merchants
to use with the Service. An Application developed by a Payment
Gateway Developer is a “Payment Gateway Application”.
An “Expert” is a VAP who has been accepted by
Shopify into the Shopify Experts program, and is listed in the Shopify Experts
A “Plus Partner” is a Partner who has met the Shopify Plus
Partner criteria and has been accepted by Shopify into the
Shopify Plus Partner Program, has signed a
Plus Partner Program addendum, and is listed on the
“Partner Account” means a Shopify Partner Program account.
“Partner Dashboard” means the internal administrative page
available at: partners.shopify.com/organizations
that allows Partners to manage their Partner Account.
“Partner Manager” means the Shopify employee designated by
Shopify from time to time as the Partner’s primary Shopify contact.
“Payment Period” has the meaning as set out in Section 3.2.
“Partner Program” means Shopify’s program for Partners that
provides exclusive access to resources and, as applicable, the
opportunity to earn revenue share.
“Plus Partner Program” means the Shopify program where Partners
are selected by Shopify to participate in Shopify Plus
“Referred Merchant” means any unique Merchant that: (a) has
registered for a paid Shopify account; and (b) was introduced by a
Referral Partner that actively promoted the Service.
“Revenue Generating Activity” means a revenue generating activity
carried out by Partner, as determined by Shopify, including the following:
transfer to Merchant by Partner of a Development Store created
by Partner and the registration by such Merchant for a paid Shopify
introduction of a Referred Merchant to Shopify via Partner’s
A Revenue Generating Activity will be attributed to Partner on the
date the Merchant makes the initial payment of subscription fees for
the relevant Merchant Store. For more information regarding Revenue
Generating Activities, please refer
“Service” means the Shopify hosted commerce platform available
via www.shopify.com and any associated websites, that is used by
Merchants to sell products and services and manage their businesses
across different sales channels.
“Sales Channel SDK” means the Shopify APIs that are
required by Channel Developer to develop the Channel
Application. For the avoidance of doubt, the Sales Channel SDK is deemed
to be part of the Shopify API, and access to and use of the Sales Channel SDK
is subject to the Shopify API Terms.
“Shopify API” is defined in the Shopify API Terms.
available at shopify.com/legal/api-terms
“Shopify App Store” means the Shopify website where Merchants
can select and install Apps on their Merchant Store, available at:
“Shopify Billing API” means the billing program based on the
Shopify API that allows App Developers to create and issue charges
to Merchants as well as remit payment to Shopify.
“Shopify Creative” means any marketing and/or promotional
materials relating to Shopify and/or Shopify brands, including but
not limited to copyrighted content, hypertext links, domain names,
icons, buttons, banners, graphic files, images and the Shopify
“Shopify Plus” or “Plus” means the enterprise level of the
Service, described in more detail at shopify.com/plus.
“Shopify Related Entity/ies” means any entity that directly or
indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control
with, Shopify; where “control” means the possession, directly or
indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the
management policies of another, whether through the ownership of
voting securities, by contract, as trustee or executor, or
“Shopify Trademarks” means the trademarks, logos, service marks
and trade names of Shopify Inc., whether registered or unregistered,
including but not limited to the word mark SHOPIFY and the
Shopping Bag Logo.
“Shopify Theme Store” means the Shopify website where Merchants
can select and install Themes on their Merchant Store, available at:
“Theme” means the templates for website layout and design that
Merchants may install, use and customize for their Merchant Store.
“Websites” means any websites that are managed by a Partner and
that relate to Partner’s activities pursuant to this Agreement.