"Variant Barcode" and "Image Alt Text" Now in Product Export

The Export Products feature in your Shop's Administration page will now include the variant barcode for each of your products' variants and the alt text for each of your products' images. The Variant Barcode column has been added between the Variant Taxable and Image Src columns on each line of the product export file: The Image Alt Text column has been added to the end of each line of the product export file: This change was put into production on July 18, 2013 at 12:00 EDT. If you have any custom processing of the Products CSV file that Shopify generates,...

Peter McCracken

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New Feature - Product Export Includes Published

The Export Products feature in your Shop's Administration page will now include a whether that product is currently Published or not. The Payment Method has been added to the end of each line of the Product export file: This change will be put into production on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 EDT. If you have any custom processing of the Products CSV file that Shopify generates, please ensure that you have updated it to handle this new field.  

Nick Small

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Spring Into a New Job

Do you want to be a Shopify Guru? Our support team is now running 24/7, so we are looking for Gurus to help out on Evenings, Weekends and Overnights to help out our merchants around the clock. While we’re not huge fans of traditional interviews here at Shopify, we are HUGE fans of parties. So instead of inviting you in for a ho-hum one-on-one, we’re hosting a big bash for potential Shopify Gurus on April 18th from 7-10pm. Specific location is TBA, but it will be in Ottawa, Canada. You’ll get to hang out with fun people who are interested...

Michael Cleyn

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API Announcement: Shopify's growing, and so are our integers!

As Shopify and our merchants have grown, the sheer amount of data we deal with has grown as well. With that in mind, we've been forced to transition towards ID columns (and ID references) from 32-bit to 64-bit to ensure that we can continue to issue unique IDs. MySQL, Ruby on Rails, and most other technologies default ID columns to INT(11). While we're very excited that we're hitting this limitation (problems caused by massive growth are the best problems to have), it is going to require Shopify App and integration developers to make the same transition to ensure compatibility with...

Blair Beckwith

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New Feature - Multiple Tracking Number Support in Fulfillments

Sometimes when you place an order through a fulfillment service, such as Amazon your order may be fulfilled from several fulfillment centers.  Unfortunately this information would not be provided to the customer which could lead to some confusion. We've now added support for multiple tracking numbers in a single fulfillment, which you can use immediately in your Shipment confirmation templates. You can start using these in your templates right away The tracking details for these items are as follows: {% for tracking_number in fulfillment.tracking_numbers %} {{ tracking_number }} {% endfor %} For shipping status on these items: {% for tracking_url...

Chris Saunders

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New Feature - Orders Export Includes Payment Reference

The Export Orders feature in your Shop's Administration page will now include the Payment Reference used to cross-reference transactions to the gateway. The Payment Method has been added to the end of each line of the Order export file: This change will be put into production on December 19, 2012 at 12:00 EST. If you have any custom processing of the Orders CSV file that Shopify generates, please ensure that you have updated it to handle this new field.

Blake Mesdag

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Tis' the Season to get a Better Job

Do you want to be a Shopify Guru? Our support services will soon be going 24/7, so we’re hiring more Gurus to help out our merchants around the clock. While we’re not huge fans of traditional interviews here at Shopify, we are huge fans of parties. So instead of inviting you in for a ho-hum one-on-one, we’re hosting a big bash for potential Shopify Gurus on December 13th from 7-10pm. Specific location is TBA, but it will be in Ottawa, Canada. You’ll get to hang out with fun people who are interested in working at Shopify, chat about the potential...

Konval Matin

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API update - status code change

Hello developers! We are changing the status code returned when an API client has hit its call limit. Presently, we use 503 Service Unavailable to indicate that a client has reached the call limit.  As of November 30th, we will begin using status code 429 Too Many Requests (RFC 6585).  Please ensure that your app can handle this change to guarantee expected functionality. If you encounter any API issues or have any questions, you can visit the tech forums. Additionally, please be sure to monitor your email inboxes for further communications regarding this issue. You can also watch the Technology blog and @shopifyapi for updates.

Lydia Krupp-Hunter

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API updates

Hello developers! We have a number of API changes happening this month. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the updates to ensure that you know whether you're affected. The updates Customer API updates - http://api.shopify.com/customer.html We've made some exciting additions to the Customer API - you can now create customer user accounts for a shop via the API! Check out the API docs for details. Cart API bulk endpoint removal We have removed the endpoint for bulk cart retrieval, and are moving towards complete removal of the Cart API in the near future. Please ensure that you are using webhooks...

Lydia Krupp-Hunter

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Shopify Desktop Theme Editor 1.0 Release

The new Shopify Desktop Theme Editor allows any Mac user, regardless of choice in text editor, to easily keep a local copy of all of their theme files in sync with their shop. These files can then be edited natively using any text editor, and those changes automatically and seamlessly sent back to your store. The app is a super simple install; just grab the download [here] and drag it to your Applications folder. You're then ready to open up the app, add and authenticate your shop, and get started editting your theme files locally! One of the main benefits...

Blair Beckwith

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