Shopify Release Notes

Shopify Release Notes

Shopify Release Notes

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About Shopify

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create and manage their own online stores. It provides a range of tools and features that enable users to set up their websites, showcase products, process orders, manage inventory, and handle various aspects of online retail operations.

Summary

Dive into the realm of constant innovation through Shopify's organized release notes, updated nearly daily. Each entry showcases a unique feature, occasionally presenting multiple insights within a day. While this approach challenges user tracking, it streamlines publishing without inter-team coordination.

For effortless discovery, our comprehensive categories exemplify effective sorting. Shopify's superior categorization guides you to your preferred domain, whether it's the latest analytics or billing updates.

Every entry offers a succinct summary and a link for more details. However, detailed pages occasionally lack depth, making sifting through numerous updates tedious. Navigational quirks compound this, as returning to the overview lands you at the page's top, not where you left off.

Twice a year, Shopify unveils a post that distills the most significant improvements made in that time frame. This refined overview stands in stark contrast to the daily intricacies of changelogs. Its purpose lies in sparking enthusiasm, especially among those who may not be keeping tabs on every single update.

Shopify

What we love

  • Great categorisation by product area

  • Easy to view timeline view

  • Good short descriptions

  • Bi-yearly product updates (although we would love to see them more often)

Great categorisation

Shopify's categorisation by product area is a game-changer. It streamlines the search process, allowing users to quickly find updates related to specific sections of their store.

Timeline view

The timeline layout is intuitive and user-friendly. It provides a chronological snapshot of updates, making it simple to trace back changes and see the platform's evolution.

Short descriptions

Shopify nails it with concise yet informative descriptions. These brief overviews give users a clear idea of the update without overwhelming them with jargon.

Bi-yearly product updates

While we appreciate the regularity of bi-yearly product updates, we can't help but wish for more frequent insights into Shopify's ever-evolving platform.

What we don't love

  • Detail pages are often sparse

  • No images or videos

  • "Back to Changelog" navigates to top of the page.

Detail pages are often sparse

While the main update page is informative, diving deeper can be a letdown. The detail pages sometimes lack the comprehensive information users might be seeking.

No images or videos

A picture is worth a thousand words, and videos even more so. The absence of visual aids in the release notes makes it harder to grasp some updates, especially for visual learners.

Navigation

It's a small gripe, but a significant one. After diving deep into an update, the "Back to Changelog" button takes users to the top of the page, forcing them to scroll and find their previous spot. A more intuitive navigation would enhance the user experience.

Template

Get started with your release notes using the template provided below. The content serves as an example of the desired tone of voice, which you can adopt for your own notes.

Merchants with B2B orders are now eligible for Shopify Markets Pro

AUGUST 8

Merchants with B2B orders were previously not eligible for Shopify Markets Pro. We're releasing an improvement that allows these merchants to apply for and use Markets Pro.

Improvement / Markets

Inventory dataset removed from ShopifyQL Notebooks

AUGUST 4

As of August 7, the inventory dataset will be deprecated from ShopifyQL Notebooks and will no longer be available to use.

Removed / Analytics

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Keep your customers engaged. With release notes created straight from your Jira tickets.