Shopify helps merchants all over the world, sell to customers all over the world. This means that there are multiple currencies and languages that they might need to sell in. Internationalization helps merchants expand their business to a global audience by creating shopping experiences in local languages and currencies.
This guide introduces the ways that you can configure localized experiences for merchants and customers using the GraphQL Storefront API.
How it worksAnchor link to section titled "How it works"
You can use the Storefront API to complete the following tasks related to internationalization:
International pricingAnchor link to section titled "International pricing"
Merchants can configure the prices of products on a per country basis in their Shopify admin. For example, a storefront might have default prices for products set in USD, and price adjustments configured for Canada (CAD), Australia (AUD), and France (EUR).
To learn how to query international prices for products and orders, and explicitly set the context of a cart and checkout, refer to Support international pricing on storefronts.
The following diagram shows the different prices of the same product based on customer location:
Multiple languagesAnchor link to section titled "Multiple languages"
You can use the Storefront API to support multiple languages on a storefront. For example, you might want to retrieve the available languages for a Shopify store, retrieve translations, and create a checkout in the customer's language.
Translatable resourcesAnchor link to section titled "Translatable resources"
The following resources include translatable properties that can be retrieved by using the Storefront API:
|Collection||A grouping of products that a shop owner can create to organize them or make their shops easier to browse.||
|Metafield||Custom metadata attached to a resource. Metafields can be sorted into namespaces and are comprised of keys, values, and value types.||
|Article||An article in an online store blog.||
|Blog||An online store blog.||
|Page||A custom page on the online store.||
|Product||An individual item for sale in a Shopify store.||
|ProductOption||Product property names like "Size", "Color", and "Material" that the customers can select. Variants are selected based on permutations of these options. 255 characters limit each.||
|ProductVariant||A different version of a product, such as differing sizes or differing colors.||
Developer resourcesAnchor link to section titled "Developer resources"
Get familiar with the Storefront API by exploring guides that cover common use cases, and the complete reference for the GraphQL Storefront API.
Support international pricing on storefronts
Learn how to support international pricing with the Storefront API.
Support multiple languages on storefronts
Learn how to support multiple languages with the Storefront API.