The Real-World Journey of Moving to Shopify Online Store 2.0

John Suder
Mar 22, 2023

Shopify has been at the forefront of eCommerce for years and is constantly improving. With the new version 2.0 of Shops, the company takes its top-notch service to the next level. 

Shopify 2.0 is Loaded with New Features

Shopify 2.0 offers a more modern, streamlined interface that makes it easy to customize your store to your needs. Shopify 2.0 includes all the features you need to create a fantastic, high-performing store

There are also new tools for managing customer relationships and building loyalty. With customized loyalty programs, automated email campaigns, and more, you can quickly build an engaged customer base and stay on top of the competition.

Payments Made Easy

Integration is made easier with popular payment processing companies like PayPal and Stripe. 

This means you don’t have to worry about setting up a payment gateway, and your customers can quickly complete their purchases with a few clicks.

Our Recent Client Experience with Moving to Shopify 2.0

We have a client for whom we built extensive sections for their theme. We integrated the new design with the theme’s grid; there are sections for blog posts, layouts with insertable cards, and heroes. Even more importantly, some sections can be inserted for various marketing integrations. This was a great solution, but it had limitations that are being solved by Online Store 2.0.

Our client is moving to this new architecture for a few reasons. 

Today, we run into limitations if we want to manage sections across product or collection pages. This is solved by “Sections on every page.” Another reason is that new features are available to apps requiring the new theme architecture, such as “App blocks.” This client also makes heavy use of metafields which now have a more robust typing.

On the development side, many new niceties help smooth out the development process, which has been historically finicky. New CLI features aid in theme deployment and provides a more modern process for serving development themes. Adding theme-check will allow us to improve our CI/CD process even further.

The overall improvements in feature set, performance, and development process will be well worth the effort to help this client along their journey.

Moving to Shopify 2.0?

Contact SUMO Heavy to see how we can make your Shopify store faster, smoother, and more efficient.

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