Grow your business with Built for Shopify
What you get
Achieving Built for Shopify status indicates the highest level of app excellence and outranks other app highlights. When you invest in a better app experience, we’ll help you grow your business across Shopify.
Built for Shopify badge
Earn merchant trust with an easy-to-spot badge that shows off your high quality status—on your app’s listing page, in search results, and more.
Get your app in front of high-intent merchants with preferential ranking in search results that helps your listing stand out.
Help merchants discover your app. Built for Shopify apps are eligible for special promotion in the Shopify admin or featured App Store content.
The Built for Shopify standards are challenging to meet. That’s by design. Merchants of all sizes and across markets tell us the factors that matter most in selecting and continuing to use an app are performance, ease of use, reliability, and safety. In fact, 81% of merchants surveyed said that highlighting factors like these on the app listing has a major impact on their decision to install the app.
After you apply, we’ll verify you meet all the standards and keep you posted on your status in the program. Once you’re in, you’ll need to make sure the app stays up to date—we’ll periodically review apps to ensure they’re still compliant.
Safe, secure, and reliable
Merchants want to know that developers are treating shop and customer data with care. That means uninstalling cleanly and using certain APIs and extensions.
Apps should run quickly and at scale. That means meeting Core Web Vitals measurements for load times and not slowing down storefronts.
Ease of use
An intuitive design removes complexity and saves merchants valuable time and effort. All apps in the program must meet Shopify’s app design guidelines.
High-quality apps have a proven history of helping merchants. We measure that by looking at things like install rates and review ratings.