Online Store 2.0, which was introduced at Shopify Unite, is here to make constructing a webpage for your e-commerce site easier and more efficient. The network’s capacities have been enhanced to provide you greater control over shop setup, the ability to construct bespoke storefronts for your brand, and the scalability as your industry expands.

Let us just take a closer look at how Online Store 2.0 can help you operate your business more efficiently online.

What can you expect from Shopify Online Store 2.0?

  1. Increase the number of sections on each page.

You could only add sections to the home page up to this point. You had to alter code, look for custom apps, or outsource the process to Shopify web developers to be able to add a new section/content block or visual elements to other sites.

However, in Online Store 2.0, you will be able to use the editor to add sections to all of the pages. This will allow you to personalise every area of the store, as well as provide more information to potential purchasers so that they can make better-informed purchasing decisions.

  1. Add content to the meta field

You may now add meta fields and properties to your theme without needing to utilise APIs or code in the redesigned theme editor. Metafields now accepts pictures and PDF files as well as text. This means you’ll have more control over the content you add as additional information to your product pages. For instance, you may utilise the new file picker to submit a size chart or an ingredient list to your product pages.

  1. Easily modify your theme

Shopify Online Store 2.0 also includes an improved theme editor that works similarly to drag-and-drop tools. The editor now shows all of the content on a page in the sidebar, eliminating the need to dive down into individual parts. You may simply rearrange or hide blocks from this sidebar, and see a real-time preview of your changes. This allows you to choose what content to display on any of the pages at any given time.

  1. Improved Shopify app integration

App blocks, which were introduced in Online Store 2.0, allow for improved integration with Shopify apps. Our apps’ plug-and-play feature now has less troubleshooting because of this upgrade, which makes them consistent across all themes.

This implies that when you install an app, your theme files will require little to no modification. Simply put, don’t hesitate to check out any of the Shopify app store apps right now!

  1. Less reliance on collaborators

The system modifications were designed with the convenience of setting up a website in mind. With increased flexibility over theme modifications, app integration, and content meta fields, you’ll be able to lessen your reliance on partners and vendors.

Since the majority of store adjustments have been shifted to no-code or low-code forms, you or your team may manage the majority of the changes. This also reduces the cost of developing, running, and maintaining your website, as well as the time it takes for upgrades!

  1. Make sure your store is up to date.

You may now upgrade your Online Store 2.0 themes with ease. By allowing upgrades, you’ll be able to take advantage of Shopify’s most recent and best features in a matter of minutes, all without having to seek assistance or alter codes in your theme files. This is similar to how you set up auto-updates in mobile apps to keep them current and bug-free.

  1. Provide your partners with more tools 

If you rely on Shopify partners for web design, web development, app modification, and other services, the Online Store 2.0 updates give them the tools they need to keep up with your evolving needs. Shopify Github integration, Shopify CLI, Theme Check, and updated documentation are just a few of the developer tools available to learn about the platform’s new features.

Create a website without knowing how to code.

Merchants choose Shopify as one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. The improvement is intended to make the platform more user-friendly and provide you with more control over your online stores.  

Online Store 2.0 makes it simple for companies to create websites that are faster, more scalable, and optimised.


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