Shop discovery overview
Discovery is the process by which buyers become aware of the shops on your marketplace. A good marketplace UX enables buyers to quickly find and refine lists of shops. This improves buyer satisfaction and helps drive conversion rates.
This guide introduces you to the tutorials for building the shop discovery experience on a marketplace.
Shop searchAnchor link to section titled "Shop search"
Shop search enables buyers to find the shops where your channel app is installed. For example, add the ability to search shops on the marketplace by name.
Shop sort enables buyers to order shops on the marketplace by specific criteria. For example, add the ability to sort shops on the marketplace by name.
Shop filterAnchor link to section titled "Shop filter"
Shop filters enable buyers to narrow down the shops on the marketplace by specific criteria. For example, add the ability to filter shops on the marketplace by country.
Marketplace Kit codeAnchor link to section titled "Marketplace Kit code"
The merchant-facing channel app that you cloned includes code to simplify making shops discoverable on the marketplace.
||The `Shop` data model, which contains the
A function for making requests to the Storefront API to obtain shop details, including the shop's name
This function is called in
A function that's called to update the shop's name when a webhook is received
||The subscription to the
||Queries to the GraphQL Storefront API that you can run for shop data|
LimitationsAnchor link to section titled "Limitations"
The Storefront API limits your ability to interact with shops across the marketplace. For example, you can't use the Storefront API to retrieve a list of of shops in the marketplace by product. Throughout the tutorials in this section, all filtering, sorting, and other ways of parsing shop data is done at the shop level, not the marketplace level.
Parsing product data across multiple shops requires product sync, which Shopify doesn't fully support out of the box.