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Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows you to set up an online store for your business. Using Shopify, you can customize your online store with personalized themes. The Shopify platform helps sell your product over different platforms such as mobile, web, online marketplaces, and social media.

Shopify Integration Overview

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Contentstack’s Experience Extensions offer a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as Shopify, directly into your headless CMS. You can simplify commerce processes, such as displaying products, without ever having to leave your CMS.

Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display the products of your Shopify store directly into the CMS environment. This makes it easy for content marketers, publishers, and broadcasters to select and insert Shopify products into their CMS content. Instead of searching for the relevant Shopify products and manually entering the “id” into Contentstack, you can browse through the products in a drop-down menu, thus saving the content manager time and eliminating the potential errors that may arise due to manual data insertion.

Contentstack and Shopify Integration Use Cases

Contentstack’s Shopify Experience Extension opens up a lot of possibilities. Here are some real-world use case examples:

Publishing Product Data to Multiple Channels

If you use the Shopify store to sell your products, you can add the Shopify extension and publish your product data to multiple platforms, such as mobile, web, social media, and online marketplaces.

Handling Large Product Inventories

Managing product inventory can be a difficult task, especially if your catalog contains numerous products. Using this extension, you can fetch a list of products directly from Shopify—including all relevant product details—and add it to your content type.

Step-By-Step: How to Integrate Shopify with Your CMS

To integrate your content management system with Shopify, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Shopify Custom Field

    Create and configure a Shopify Custom Field. You can define exactly how the integration will work, what Shopify account it should work with and what information should be linked to Contentstack. Typically, a developer will perform this step. You can always check the documentation for step-by-step instructions.

  2. Add the Shopify Custom Field

    Add a Custom Field to your Content Type and select Shopify as the Extension.

  3. Test Shopify Custom Field in Your Entries

    You should be able to see the Shopify Custom Field on the specified content entry. Try it by selecting a product and publishing it to staging to ensure the setup works correctly.

    To learn more about how to set up the Shopify extension, refer to our in-depth guide on extensions or visit our GitHub repository to view the code.

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Questions? Ideas?

If you have any questions about the way the Shopify Extension works or have ideas about other third-party app extensions, please contact us–we'd love to hear from you!