What is a Shopify Development Store?
When you are considering starting your own online business, you may be wondering, “What is a Shopify development store?” A development store is a test version of your live store. This means that your work will be exposed to visitors, which could expose sensitive information and transactions. A development store is also subject to the same downtime as your live shop.
It’s partner friendly
If you’re a Shopify partner, you can set up an unlimited number of development stores and test accounts for your clients. This feature enables you to test layouts and different products. You can also access features such as Shopify’s discount engine and real-time carrier-calculated shopping. You can also archive and unarchive a development store at a later time.
The Shopify App Store includes an extensive collection of apps, including Shopify Partner Friendly Apps. These apps are available to Shopify Partners at no cost. In addition, when you use them in a development store, they’re free to use. Only after your store switches to a paid plan will you be charged for them. It’s important to test your apps before transferring them to your live store.
To create a development store, you must have the right to operate the store. As a Shopify Partner, you can sell apps or theme packs and offer training to new developers. But before you can start making money, you must first own a Shopify site. Once you have the ownership, you can transfer it to your partner. Once you do this, you’ll get a monthly revenue share from your new client.
In addition to developing applications, you can use apps provided by the Shopify development store ecosystem. One example is Socialphotos, which is part of the Shopify partner ecosystem. Socialphotos is free to use in a development store, and you can use it once your store goes live.