With the holidays around the corner, you might be preparing your store to reach more customers and generate revenue. Whether it's Black Friday, Singles' Day, or Cyber Monday you are preparing for, Shopify Online Store 2.0 introduction will help you positively turn the tables. 

What is Shopify Online Store 2.0? 

Making commerce better and creative, Shopify announces Shopify Online Store 2.0, revolutionizing the Shopify architecture. With flexible sections, modularity of store pages and app blocks, and so on, you can create high-quality experiences without depending on the developers. 

Here's a brief rundown of Shopify Online Store 2.0 features and enhancements and what they mean for your Shopify store.

Shopify Online Store 2.0

  • Sections, everywhere

With sections available everywhere, you can leverage to design your storefront without any limitations. Also, the site maintenance and merchandising just got easier.

  • Flexible store content

With developers no longer having to hardcode the extra pieces of information, Shopify Online Store 2.0 improved meta fields (dynamic resources) will allow you to add, update and modify the information effortlessly. You can learn more about this feature in our Shopify 2.0 metafields blog. 

  • Theme App extensions & App blocks

The Online Store 2.0 Shopify theme app extension with App Blocks integrates apps quickly without touching the theme code. Changing the way app integration works, removal of ghost code in Online Store 2.0 got easier. 

With Shopify OS 2.0's new tools and features, you can learn about the difference between Shopify and Shopify 2.0 and all the other introductions in our Shopify Online Store 2.0 introduction blog. 

What do these new Shopify Online Store 2.0 features and tools mean for a merchant?

Among many benefits, flexibility, scalability, and performance are at the top of the list. Specifically:

  • Online Store 2.0 new features and tools not only empowers developers but also helps merchants like you build better brand stories and customer experience.  

  • The dynamic resource functionality will help merchants to make their store content-rich and

  • The development tools will help configure the changes quickly and make the store maintenance simpler. 

Maximizing the flexibility and minimizing the complexity, Shopify Online Store 2.0 features and tools will allow you to focus on enhancing the store experience. 

Shopify Online Store 2.0

Built to improve store performance, flexibility, the Shopify Dawn theme is a new generation theme for Online Store 2.0 theme architecture. The theme is created with HTML and CSS to reduce the use of Javascript and boost the loading speed. Also, the Dawn Shopify theme is 35% faster than Debut, and it can work well on all browsers, even on Internet Explorer 11. 

Sounding to be a great start, you can learn how the theme is different from the previous Shopify vintage themes and how to get started in our Shopify Dawn theme review blog.

Snap of benefits of Shopify Online Store 2.0 for developers: 

With Shopify Online Store 2.0 introduction of new theme architecture, design principles, and tools, Shopify developers can leverage massive opportunities to build themes and apps for Shopify merchants.  

  • Improved developer console

As App Bridge Admin extensions don't allow Shopify developers to test the changes with actual data, it would not be easy to call for any improvement. With the introduction of Developer Console, Shopify Developers can build and test extensions in a real store environment.

    • Renders local changes immediately
    • A better, faster, and more realistic developer builder and tester
    • Renders the changes in all environments ( Desktop and mobile)
    • Google Cloud Pub/Sub 

      Shopify Online Store 2.0 - Google Pub/Sub

      Source: Google 

      Efficiently manage the webhook events with Google Cloud Pub/Sub, where you can pull in events at a pace that you can control. As developers wouldn't be building and hosting an API and queue system to receive webhooks anymore, incoming events' deliverability will be more reliable. 

        • Allows you to consume webhooks easily. 
        • Empowers your store with low latency, better web servers
        • Minimizes app errors and delays during busiest periods
        • Shopify Scripts

          Shopify Online Store 2.0 - Shopify Scripts

          Instead of relying on just an online Script Editor, Shopify Online store 2.0 updates the developer tooling for Scripts. The update helps developers to build Scripts using their preferred local development workflow.

            • You can enjoy scripts (via apps) without touching theme code
            • Upgraded to build better backend custom logic unique to the brand
            • Improved to better handle traffic during BFCM and other flash sales
            • GitHub integration

              Shopify Online Store 2.0 - GitHub integration

              The new integration with GitHub allows Shopify developers to easily pull the changes and share the preview links without manual syncing. The GitHub integration also allows Shopify Developers to collaborate safely with version control.

                • Eases the way developer collaborates with clients and team
                • With version control, developers can experiment for the best
                • Allows developers to review the changes before pushing them to live
                • Shopify CLI and Theme Check

                  Shopify Online Store 2.0 - Shopify CLI and Theme Check

                  Improving the theme development options, Shopify Online store 2.0 expands Shopify CLI to push and publish themes from the command line and run Theme Check. 

                  Shopify CLI improvements: 

                    • Test the changes safely with previews 
                    • Options to reload CSS and Liquid section changes
                    • Quickly populates the data

                    The improved Theme check can integrate with text editors such as Visual Studio Code and identify several issues within your theme code, including Liquid syntax errors, missing templates, performance issues, and more.

                    Theme Check improvements:

                      • It is bundled within the Shopify CLI tool
                      • Integrates with any editor that implements an LSP client

                      If you want more information on Shopify Online Store 2.0 theme architecture and the best Shopify 2.0 themes, you can read our Shopify 2.0 themes blog. 

                      Are you looking for an agency with Shopify Online Store 2.0 expertise?

                      Working closely with Shopify Online Store 2.0 features and tools, the HulkApps Shopify team thoroughly understands Shopify's new theme architecture and Shopify 2.0 themes. Our team utilizes the best approaches while helping you migrate or implement Shopify Online store 2.0 features. You can check out our Shopify BFCM 2021 package and upgrade your store. 

                      Shopify Online Store 2.0 and BFCM 2021 


                      Shopify Online Store 2.0 BFCM 2021

                      With the pandemic impact, the need for innovation in commerce is getting accelerated. To support eCommerce's future, Shopify Online Store 2.0 features and development tools and architecture will help you flex your creativity and seamlessly integrate solutions this BFCM 2021. If you are a merchant with sound technical knowledge, you can read our Shopify 2.0 migration guide and make your theme compatible with Shopify Online Store 2.0 features. 

                      • Personalization is a standard:

                      It is no more just acknowledging customers by name; to capture a sale, you need to entice your store customers by dynamically displaying a unique and individualized shopping experience to customers. With each page type now rendered using a JSON template file in Online Store Shopify 2.0, you can add dynamic sections. 

                      • Checkout optimized:

                      As Shopify revolutionizes its architecture, the checkout is improved with new cart capabilities. Shopify Online Store, 2.0 Checkout capabilities like performance and reliability help you deliver the best shopping experience possible from growing without any store-wide rate limits to providing low latency response. 

                      • The next step forward with Selling Plans:

                      Building diverse experience - Shopify Online Store 2.0 Selling plans enable merchants to create custom billing, pricing, and delivery policies. It means that merchants can enable subscriptions, preorders, and other ways to sell. You can now retrieve selling plans associated with each product via the Storefront API.

                      Preparing for the future, HulkApps BFCM 2021 offers: 

                      From full-page editing ability, metafields natively within Shopify, improved editor UI, and much-needed developer tools, Shopify's flexibility is truly revolutionized with the launch of Online Store 2.0. If you want any of the below-listed services, Connect with HulkApps Shopify Online Store 2.0 experts. 

                      • Upgrade your theme to OS 2.0

                      • Migrate to Shopify Dawn theme

                      • Customize your Shopify Dawn theme

                      • Customize any Shopify OS 2.0 theme 

                      • Support for app blocks to all templates

                      • Troubleshoot any code conflicts

                       Upgrade to Shopify 2.0