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Shopify has unleashed a wave of exciting new features in its Winter 2024 edition, revolutionising the way online stores operate. Let's dive into these updates in a simpler manner and understand how they can elevate your online business.
Expanded Product Variants
Previously limited to 100 variants per product, Shopify now allows a staggering 2000 variants. This expansion is a game-changer for businesses offering products in various styles or sizes, making inventory management a breeze for store owners.
Shopify announced full release of Shopify's Subscriptions app, designed to help you boost customer lifetime value and establish predictable revenue streams effortlessly. With this free app, you can now offer your products as subscriptions, giving your customers the convenience and flexibility they desire. Seamlessly set up and manage subscriptions directly from your Shopify admin, while empowering your customers to modify or skip subscription orders with ease, all from their own accounts.
Enhanced Product Display Options
Shopify Plus stores now boast the Combined Listings app, enabling the display of products with multiple variations, such as colors or sizes, in a single location. Each variant can showcase its unique details and images, simplifying the browsing experience for customers.
Effortless Image Editing with AI
Thanks to the new Magic Media Editor powered by AI, editing product images has never been easier. This tool enables quick and seamless background and setting changes, akin to having a simplified Photoshop within your Shopify admin area.
Intelligent Semantic Search
Shopify's semantic search harnesses the power of AI to better understand customer queries, ensuring more relevant search results. Gone are the days of mere keyword matching; now, it's about deciphering the customer's true intent.
Improved Product Organisation
Say goodbye to cumbersome tagging systems – Shopify now offers a streamlined approach to categorising and organising products using categories and attributes like color, size, and age group. This simplifies product setup and enhances discoverability for customers.
Unified Media File Access
Accessing images, videos, and 3D models is now a breeze with the unified file picker on the Products and Variants pages. Say goodbye to redundant uploads when creating or modifying products.
Visual Swatch Filters for Enhanced Discovery
Enhance Collection and search results pages with visual swatch filters, allowing customers to effortlessly locate products based on specific colors, patterns, or materials.
Innovative Discount Offers
Boost conversion rates with new discount options, including complimentary automatic shipping and fixed discounts on Buy X, Get Y promotions. Customers can now view their total savings directly in the cart, enhancing their shopping experience.
Optimised Checkout Experience
For Shopify Plus merchants, the Checkout Extensibility feature now extends to the Thank You and Order Status pages, ensuring a seamless checkout experience. Developers can create custom experiences, while merchants can personalise post-checkout pages using pre-built apps.
New Web Performance Dashboard
With the introduction of Google's Core Web Vitals, measuring and enhancing user experience has become standardised. Shopify's new Web Performance Dashboard empowers merchants to monitor and improve site performance, contributing to enhanced SEO rankings and conversion rates.
These updates in Shopify's Winter 2024 edition are set to transform the e-commerce landscape, empowering merchants to elevate their online stores and deliver exceptional shopping experiences to their customers.