Shopify are currently hosting their first partner and developer conference - Shopify Unite - in San Francisco, from which several key announcements were made yesterday. Our MD Dan Conboy (@StatementDan) was in the audience at the Fort Mason Center during the keynote, but thanks to the livestream of the event, we've managed to compile a list of everything you need to know about the changes and new features coming to Shopify, that will help you build better online stores.
The new Sales Channel SDK is a collection of APIs (and a pretty UI kit), free to use, that will allow you to turn any platform into a Shopify sales channel. Previously limited to Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, the Sales Channel SDK has already given way to sites such as Houzz and Wanelo.
Collectively, Shopify stores were viewed twenty billion times in 2015, with 61% of the traffic coming from mobile, while desktop remained (admittedly, only slightly) king of conversions, converting at 54% with mobile coming in at 46%. It's now more important than ever to give mobile users a flawless experience, and it just got a whole lot easier thanks to the updated iOS and Android Buy SDKs.