Shopify agency

Tinloof is a Shopify agency that offers both design and development services to help ecommerce stores grow.

How we help Shopify stores

As an ecommerce web design agency, Tinloof designs, develops, and launches Shopify stores to help ecommerce businesses achieve their goals at any stage, be it at the inception or even years after they've launched.

Regardless of the service we offer, our end goal as a Shopify agency remains the same, to help you achieve your goals and delight your users with an outstanding experience.

Tinloof is a Shopify partner agency

Tinloof is an official Shopify Plus partner.

You can access our Shopify Partner profile here.

We support online stores with both standard and headless Shopify implementations.

As an experienced Shopify agency, our designers and developers have years of experience building ecommerce solutions from scratch and optimizing current stores for better conversion rates and higher sales.

Our Shopify agency services

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A brand is more than a logo or slogan, it's a unique story connecting with your audience.

Design audit

Find design improvement opportunities across your website, ecommerce, or app and get instantaneous solutions for better results.

Frontend development

Engaging and user-friendly interfaces to create responsive, accessible, and fast solutions.

Technical SEO

Optimisations of site speed, crawlability, and indexability, to increase online visibility.

Shopify design

We establish the brand guidelines and design interfaces for all types of online stores.

As a web design agency, Tinloof is capable of creating a brand in a way to create a bond with your target audience, and craft tailored interfaces that make it pleasant and easy to purchase from your ecommerce.

As part of our UI design services we can also create custom illustrationuis or 3D assets for your store.

If you already have a brand and designs implemented, we can also support you with a design audit, to spot where improvements could be made.

Below is an example of how we structure our Figma before the handover to developers.

Shopify web development

As a Shopify web development agency, we develop Shopify websites with a headless architecture, meaning that the frontend (what users interact with) is decoupled from the backend (Shopify admin panel and CMS).

This offers flexibility for ecommerce platforms when it comes to tooling and integrations with 3rd parties, enables the possibility to reach peak page speeds, implement SEO best practices, and offer a superior content management experience through headless CMS implementation.

Frontend development

We use Remix framework to power the storefront, which is what users interact with.

It enables us to implement any sort of design, whilst maintaining top page speeds.

In combination with Remix, we also use Shopify's framework Hydrogen, to access ready-made functionalities like Checkout.

In fact, Shopify is also an investor in Remix.


We use Sanity to empower content teams to create an infinite amount of pages, reference products directly from the content, and decide on the layout of the page.

Shopify offers a plugin that enables real-time synchronisation with Sanity.

In fact, Shopify is also an investor in Sanity, and Tinloof is one of the first official agency partners.

Shopify Store Management

Shopify is used as the store management tool to manage inventory, discounts, products, and access analytics and the list of customers.


We use tools like Vercel, Netlify, or Oxygen, to handle the deployment of your Shopify store.


Our philosophy when it comes to technical implementation is based on simplicity and minimalism.

We avoid reinventing the wheel by using service providers to implement certain functionalities (e.g. CMS, Search, Authentication) instead of building them from scratch.

Tinloof is a research-oriented Shopify development agency (you can see that on our blog), and we always ensure to pick the best tool for each job. In fact, we use the same tools for our own site and products - we don't preach what we don't practice.

We also do not use a service if it's not needed, making sure to save subscription costs.

Below is an overview of the architecture of the headless commerce we build as a Shopify development agency.

Tech we use with Shopify

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Video Management

Shopify application development

One of the main advantages of Shopify is its App Store, that offers a plethora of plugins that seamless integrate with your store to help you achieve your ecommerce goals.

For instance, Sanity is synchronised with Shopify via the plugin Sanity Connect, available for free on the App Store.

In some instances, however, you may not find the Shopify Apps you're looking for - but don't worry!

In such instances, you can tap into our web application development services to create a specific commerce app that fits your needs.

From Shopify Functions, to Checkout UI extensions or Purchase options, Tinloof can support you.

Shopify technical SEO

We support your digital marketing team by following the best SEO practices to help your products rank.

As a technical SEO agency, we focus on multiple optimisation parameters that can make or break your chances to rank on SERPs, including:

- Automatically adding schema about product data, reviews, and FAQs.

- Connecting with Google Merchant Center.

- Sitemap dynamic generation.

- Tailored URL structure, with an emphasis on canonical URLs when there are many variations of a product.

The list goes on, for instance if you enable localization or if you have breadcrumbs on your product pages.

How we work as a Shopify agency

As a Shopify development agency, Tinloof can support you with a variety of project types of works, ranging from design audits to page speed improvements.

Regardless of the task, throughout our ecommerce web development process, we work closely with ecommerce businesses and share the same goal.

Roadmap and task management

From day 1 we set up a Notion page with a roadmap that includes the main migration milestones and a board to track our day-to-day tasks.


We use Slack or Discord to make communication as fast and easy as possible.


We work in iterations and ask for feedback as soon as we make progress. These small feedback iterations make it easy for everyone to be aligned and progress faster.


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Working with Tinloof has been an excellent experience. Seif is deeply knowledgable about all things Next.js and Sanity, communication was clear, delivery was punctual and exceeded expectations.

Moreover, Seif and Omar were extremely friendly and personable people.I would highly recommend Tinloof for any web development projects.

Working with Tinloof has been an absolute pleasure. We needed to localize our entire e-commerce site and they have done an outstanding job from start to finish. The final product is very easy to use and our whole team can utilize the backend with very little training. I would like to give a shout-out to Seif, who was incredible through the whole process. He was very professional and he has a huge amount of knowledge. I would 100% recommend and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I work with a Shopify agency?

Working with a Shopify agency like Tinloof gives you access to a knowledge base backed by dozens of projects, and enables you to apply the best practices for your ecommerce. We offer hands-on ecommerce software development to offer complete flexibility and customisability with every project.

You will also have access to a wide array of services, including all sorts of web design services like ecommerce branding and UX/UI, and web development services like page speed optimisation and technical SEO.

What is the benefit of having a Shopify store?

There are countless benefits of using Shopify:

  1. Ease of use: onboarding to the Shopify admin panel is straightforward thanks to the interface being so simple.
  2. Architecture flexibility: Shopify can be used as a headless commerce tool, allowing to reach top page speeds and integrations via APIs with other 3rd party tools like Sanity.
  3. Community: Shopify has such a large and active community that you're certain to receive an answer if you have a question. Even better, there's a chance it's been answered already.
  4. Reliability: Shopify has been around since 2006 and is compliant with the security standards.

Do you offer Shopify migration services?

Yes. We can support your migration from WooPress, BigCommerce, Magento, or any other platform.

Whether your store is simple or complex, get in touch and we can assess the feasibility, including timeline and pricing.

Is Shopify free?

Shopify is a subscription-based platform, so it is not completely free to use.

However, it does offer a free trial period during which you can set up and explore the platform without incurring any charges.

To use Shopify beyond the trial period, you will need to choose a pricing plan that meets your needs.

Shopify offers several pricing plans ranging from $49 to $299 per month (as of Jan 2023), with each plan offering a different set of features and tools.

You can view the available pricing plans and compare their features on the Shopify website.

Can your Shopify developers work with existing websites?

Yes. Tinloof's Shopify developers can either pick up an existing project or start from scratch.

We also work with both standard and headless Shopify.

If you want Tinloof to help you with your current Shopify setup, we recommend you getting in touch explaining what you would like to improve and some context about your online store.

Which payment gateways can I use with Shopify?

You can find all the payment gateways in this Shopify link.

Shopify offers a variety of built-in payment gateways that you can use to accept payments from your customers. Some of the payment gateways available to Shopify merchants include (as of January 2023):

  • Shopify Payments (powered by Stripe)
  • PayPal
  • Amazon Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Afterpay
  • Klarna
  • Bolt
  • Currency
  • First Data Payeezy
  • First Data Global Gateway
  • Authorize.Net
  • CyberSource
  • Chase Paymentech
  • Worldpay
  • Moneris
  • eWAY
  • Elavon
  • Worldpay US
  • eNETS
  • 2Checkout

And dozens more.

You can also use a third-party payment gateway with your Shopify store, provided that it is compatible with Shopify's platform.

Some popular third-party payment gateways that work with Shopify include Stripe, Braintree, and Adyen.

To use a payment gateway with your Shopify store, you will need to sign up for an account with the payment gateway and then connect it to your Shopify account.

Do Tinloof’s developers offer ongoing Shopify website support and maintenance?

Yes. Shopify support and maintenance can happen in two different phases:

  1. You need to work with Tinloof only for support. In this case, we establish a retainer agreement with a fixed number of days per month, when one or more of our Shopify developers allocate their time to support you.
  2. After we have completed the main scope of work. For example, if you decide to launch a Shopify store, and it takes between 2 and 3 months, we can book a certain number of days per month only to support you in case there are issues to troubleshoot or features to build.

Get in touch with us if you need support and maintenance for your Shopify store.

Should I choose Shopify or Shopify plus for my web development project?

However, there are some key differences between Shopify and Shopify Plus that you should consider when deciding which one is right for your web development project.

Shopify is a good option for small to medium-sized businesses that want an easy-to-use platform with a wide range of features and integrations. It offers a range of pricing plans to suit different budgets and business needs, and it is generally easier to set up and use than Shopify Plus.

Shopify Plus is designed for larger businesses or high-volume merchants who need more advanced features and support. It offers a wider range of customization options, as well as more advanced features such as gift cards, advanced reporting, and the ability to create custom checkout experiences. It also includes dedicated support from a Shopify Plus account manager and the ability to launch new stores or migrate existing stores to the platform quickly and easily.

Overall, whether you choose Shopify or Shopify Plus will depend on the size and complexity of your business, as well as your budget and specific needs.

If you are just starting out or have a small business with a limited budget, Shopify might be a good option for you.

If you have a larger business with more complex needs, or if you expect to have high levels of traffic and sales, Shopify Plus might be a better fit.

Tinloof is a Shopify Plus partner and specialist Shopify web design agency - so can help you with both implementation and support of your online store.

What API integrations does Shopify support?

Shopify has a number of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow developers to integrate third-party applications and services with the Shopify platform.

Some of the APIs that Shopify supports include (as of January 2023):

  • Admin API: Allows developers to build custom back-office applications that can manage orders, products, and customers, as well as perform other administrative tasks.
  • Storefront API: Allows developers to build custom storefronts and customer-facing applications using Shopify's storefront data and functionality.
  • Mobile Buy SDK: Allows developers to build mobile applications that can access Shopify's checkout process and create orders.
  • Embedded App SDK: Allows developers to build custom Shopify apps that can be installed and used by merchants directly within the Shopify Admin.
  • Reporting API: Allows developers to access data and generate reports about orders, products, customers, and other aspects of a Shopify store.
  • Billing API: Allows developers to create and manage recurring charges for their apps, as well as track usage and manage app subscriptions.
  • GraphQL Admin API: Provides a flexible, efficient, and powerful way to retrieve and manipulate data using a GraphQL endpoint.

Shopify also provides a number of libraries and tools to help developers work with these APIs, including official libraries for various programming languages, API documentation, and code samples.

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