105: Choose The Best Shopify Apps Through The Plus Certified App Program

EP105 Matt OLeary

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Being an entrepreneur truly is a life of learning. All it would take is a new idea, a strategy, a Shopify app, or a marketing platform to be the next thing you need to improve efficiencies, drive more revenue, and build lifetime customer loyalty for your Shopify brand.

My guest in today’s episode is Matt O’Leary, who leads Technology Partnerships at Shopify Plus.

Matt joined Shopify just over a year ago to revamp and relaunch of the Plus Technology Partner Program including the recently launched Plus Certified App Program which was designed to help Plus merchants find best-in-class technology partners that will meet their needs.

We’ll discuss the background on how the program was developed, where it’s at now, and what is in store for the future.

What You Will Learn Today

  • How to discover and work with the best technology solutions and partners in the world.
  • The importance of Plus Certified App Partners to focus on security, privacy, speed, scalability, reliability, customer support, and data handling for Shopify brands.
  • How to decide which apps are going to best fit your needs and business case.

Links And Resources Mentioned In This Episode

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Current List Of Plus Technology Partners

Plus Tech Partner


Annex Cloud https://www.annexcloud.com
Attentive https://www.attentivemobile.com
Daasity https://daasity.com
dotdigital https://dotdigital.com
Emarsys https://emarsys.com
Instant Search Plus https://www.instantsearchplus.com
Findify https://www.findify.io
Gorgias https://www.gorgias.com
Grow https://www.grow.com
HiConversion https://www.hiconversion.com
Jasper https://www.jasperpim.com
Justuno https://www.justuno.com
Klaviyo https://www.klaviyo.com
Klevu https://www.klevu.com
Kustomer https://www.kustomer.com
LimeSpot https://www.limespot.com
Listrak https://www.listrak.com
Loop Returns https://loopreturns.com
LoyaltyLion https://loyaltylion.com
Nosto https://www.nosto.com
Octane AI https://octaneai.com
Okendo https://www.okendo.io
Omnisend https://www.omnisend.com
Ordergroove https://www.ordergroove.com
Pixlee https://www.pixlee.com
Plobal Apps https://www.plobalapps.com
Postscript https://www.postscript.io
PowerReviews https://www.powerreviews.com
Privy https://www.privy.com
PushOwl https://pushowl.com
Recharge https://rechargepayments.com
Refersion https://www.refersion.com
Returnly https://returnly.com
Salsify https://www.salsify.com
SearchSpring https://searchspring.com
Sellbrite https://www.sellbrite.com
ShipHero https://shiphero.com
Shogun https://getshogun.com
Smile https://smile.io
SMSBump https://smsbump.com
Tapcart https://tapcart.com
Yaguara https://www.yaguara.co
Yotpo https://www.yotpo.com
Zaius https://www.zaius.com

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About the author

Steve Hutt

Steve has entrepreneurship in his DNA. In the early days of online commerce, he achieved Power Seller status at eBay, which then propelled him to become a founding partner of VisionPros.com, a contact lens, and eyewear retailer. After a successful exit from his startup, he embarked on his next journey into agency work in e-commerce and digital strategy.

Currently, Steve is part of the Merchant Success Team at Shopify Plus, where he is a Strategic Advisor helping brands continue to grow and scale with the Shopify Commerce Platform.

To maintain a competitive edge and life of learning mantra, Steve also hosts and produces a top-rated weekly podcast show, eCommerce Fastlane, where he interviews Shopify partners and subject matter experts who share the latest marketing strategy, tactics, platforms, and must-have apps, to help Shopify brands build and scale lifetime customer loyalty.