For an experienced developer, the possibilities with Shopify are pretty much endless. They can design a store no one’s ever seen before. They can create backend functionality tailored to the specific needs of a brand. The right developer can make the impossible a reality on Shopify.
Interested in finding that developer? Here’s a list of the places you need to start your search for them.
1. Talk to your Shopify Plus representative.
For Plus merchants (or those considering it), the team at Shopify are well-versed with the strengths of their partner network and your particular vertical, which makes them ideally placed to refer you to a shortlist of developers who will suit your needs. This is especially true for Plus partners. Shopify keeps their Plus partners closely in the loop, giving them access to exclusive resources, including a dedicated partner manager. All that to say, Shopify reps know the Plus partners really well and they can help you make the right choice.
One of the great things about involving your Plus rep in your search is that they can act as your advocate throughout the whole process and can provide you with advice and background on the agencies you speak with.
2. Visit Shopify’s Services Marketplace.
The brand new Shopify Services Marketplace is a fantastic place to search for a Shopify developer or for an expert on your other Shopify needs. The marketplace is divided six overarching categories:
- Marketing and sales
- Store setup
- Development and troubleshooting
- Visual content and branding
- Content writing
- Expert guidance
Once in a category, you can search for experts and filter your search by language, budget, and location. From the search page, you click into an expert’s page on the particular service offered where you can see pricing information, images of previous work, and perhaps most importantly, client testimonials! You can go ahead a request a quote on the work right from the marketplace.
3. Check out a Plus Partner.
Shopify has done a terrific job of building up a global partner network for their merchants. The top 1% of those experts are counted as Shopify Plus Partners and can be found here.
The Plus partners are separated by service and technology. Technology partners provide enterprise-level applications while service partners offer custom solutions ranging from store set-up to marketing activities. Some Plus partners (like us here at ShopPad) may offer a mix of services and technologies, but they can only be listed once, so it’s worth delving into both sides of the program.
4. Browse Storetasker.
Storetasker is a great place to look for developers for projects under fifteen hours. It is a marketplace of e-commerce pros who offer a mix of pre-defined and custom services. Each expert on Storetasker also receives reviews from the merchants who utilized their services, making it easy for you to determine which Storetasker is best equipped for your job.
Services Storetasker is good for:
- Theme updates
- Checkout tweaks
- Simple store set-up
- General marketing tasks
Time to Choose Your Developer
Once you’ve narrowed down a list of developers you’re interested in working with, you’ll want to follow our seven steps to choosing the right developer.
Cara is the digital marketing manager here at ShopPad. She's passionate about eCommerce, marketing automation, and great wine. When she's not hard at work innoventing new marketing automation techniques, you can find her trying to stop her beagle from getting into the trash.