Setting up the API Account
- Log in to your Shopify Store Admin interface
- Go to Apps in the menu to the left
- Click “Manage private apps” on the bottom
- Click “Create a new private app”
- Give the app a Private app name of your choice
- In Emergency developer email, enter the email address that Shopify should use for contacting you regarding your app.
- Click “Review disabled Admin API permissions”
- Make sure that the following scope categories are set to Read Access:
- Orders, transactions and fulfillments
- Products, variants and collections
- Draft orders
- Marketing events and related marketing engagement data
- Customer details and customer groups (If you've opted to include Customer ID)
- Finally, click Save
Copy The Credentials
After creating your app, go back to
Apps > Manage private apps and click on the app you just created. Then copy the following details and enter them into Funnel when connecting to the Shopify Data Source:
- API Key
- Password (located right below the API key)
In addition to this we also need your shop name, which you can find in the address bar when logged into your shop (ie. https://thisismyshop.myshopify.com/admin where the shop name would be “thisismyshop”).
Warnings from Shopify
Shopify update their APIs on a quarterly schdule, see https://shopify.dev/concepts/about-apis/versioning. In connection with this they issue warnings to their customers that an app may need to be updated, something similar to this:
"Your private apps may no longer work if not updated before..."
"App" in this context refer to the user of the credentials (API key and secret) that is created to let another service, e.g. Funnel, access the Shopify API. Typically there should be no need to take any action for a Funnel user; if needed Funnel will update the connector.