App categories

When merchants visit the Shopify App Store, they can search for apps by using categories, subcategories, and tags. These categories are designed to help merchants find apps that meet their specific needs. The Shopify App QA team sorts your app into categories, subcategories, and tags based on the primary function of your app. You can see how your app is classified after it has gone live.

We regularly review app classification as a part of our taxonomy governance. Ongoing governance can also result in changes to the taxonomy. Both of these activities could result in changes to the categories, subcategories, and tags where an app appears.