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Content creators, course educators, influencers, and review sites are helping their audiences launch successful businesses on Shopify while earning competitive referral commission.
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We help you make the most referrals possible. The Growth Center provides partners with resources to support their content development and optimize referral performance. Get access to a library of global creative, ready-made education and lead magnets, product announcements, and see detailed performance insights through your personal dashboard.
Eligible partners will also receive opportunities to expand their audience through Shopify and accelerate their referral revenue.
Become a Shopify Affiliate PartnerStart earning
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.