Help shape the future of commerce

Use your voice to inspire entrepreneurship with the Shopify Affiliate Program

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Empower your audience

Get support from Shopify every step of the way


Earn an average of $58 for each user who signs up for a paid plan with your unique referral link. To maximize your earnings, each referral will be nurtured to help them transition from trial to paid plan.


Get priority Shopify Partner support at any time via phone, email, or live chat. You’ll get access to partner education and key product information to help you convert your referral traffic.


Save time and money on content creation by linking to blogs, webinars, video tutorials, tools, and automated funnels developed by Shopify for your audience.

Meet our affiliates

Our affiliates include entrepreneurs, educators, influencers, and content creators.

Partner with Shopify

Get started

If your audience is looking to launch a business, migrate an existing store from another platform, or monetize hobbies with commerce, we encourage you to apply for the Shopify Affiliate Program.

Next Steps

Our team will carefully review your application. If approved, you’ll receive access to education, support, tracking, reporting, payments, and your unique affiliate link to track each referral.

Why Shopify?

Shopify is committed to the success of our affiliates. Our affiliate program offers industry-leading commission, support, and resources, and is free to join with no monthly charges and no minimum sales requirements.

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Learn more about Shopify Affiliates

  • The Shopify Affiliate Program is a network of entrepreneurs, educators, influencers, content creators, and others who send referrals to Shopify. It’s free to sign up for the Shopify Affiliate Program, but you’ll have to apply. Once approved, you’ll get a unique referral link to share with your audience. You earn each time someone signs up using your link. Payouts are made via PayPal on a biweekly basis, and may be subject to taxes.

  • Shopify Affiliates make money whenever someone signs up for Shopify using their unique referral link. Payouts happen via PayPal on a biweekly basis. You’ll get paid five business days after the 15th of the month and five business days after the last day of the month. If your commissions equal less than $25, Shopify will hold your earnings and release them with the next pay disbursement.

  • On average, Shopify Affiliates earn $58 for each merchant who signs up for a paid Shopify plan using their unique referral link. You can earn as much or as little as you want — it all depends how much time, energy, and money you want to invest in your affiliate marketing strategy.