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April 30, 2021 35 min

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  • There’s no need to partner with a developer if you haven’t already built a relationship.
  • Agencies encounter great app ideas all the time but don’t have the bandwidth to pursue them.
  • Hire the most expensive resource you can afford.
  • Shopify is rapidly expanding their API access; now is a great time to build an app there.
  • Action Steps:

  • Search Reddit, Quora, Facebook groups, etc… for pain points from Shopify store owners
  • Speak to Shopify agency owners to collect more pain points
  • Wireframe a solution
  • Follow Shopify’s free app development to learn to build your solution
  • (If you’re non-technical,) find a cofounder that “you would marry” and pay as much as you can afford
  • Links:

  • Electric Eye
  • Honest Ecommerce
  • GuruHotel
  • CartHook
  • Charge Me Later

  • Chase Clymer is the Co-founder at Electric Eye where he and his team create Shopify-powered sales machines from strategic design, development, and marketing decisions. He is also the host of Honest Ecommerce, a weekly podcast where we provide online store owners with honest, actionable advice to increase their sales and grow their business.

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