What is the policy for leaving app reviews on Shopify apps store?

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Shopify Partner
28 1 8

Just to clarify: I'm not talking about the process of apps submission review, I'm asking about the actual review that users left below the app page.

 

All I can find is this "Managing review" help article, which honestly is not much help. Is there anything else not mentioned in the page but you are aware of? From a developer position, what are some cases of violation that I should absolutely avoid? What is the punishment? (If there is)

 

Thank in advance!

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Shopify Partner
121 8 102

Hi, 

 

This is direct from Shopify and covers everything you can't do with app reviews: https://help.shopify.com/en/api/app-store/being-successful-in-the-app-store/prohibited-actions

 

Shopify apps seem to follow the same rules as most review-powered sites (like Amazon and other retailers). You can ask for a review from people who have used your product, but you can't tell them to leave 5 stars or offer them payment, coupon, anything in order to persuade them to leave a better review. 

 

Punishments will vary, but the biggest one you could run into is having your app taken down from the Shopify app store.

 

From one app developer to another, I hope that helps!

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Hi @Felicia_Nguyen,

 

Nick here from Shopify. 

 

@SarahAtCarro nailed it here and shared the Prohibited actions on the App Store document which seems to be the most applicable to what you are asking. You can find the prohibited actions for leaving app reviews specifically in the screenshot below also: 

 

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Hope this helps add a little more context for you. 

 

All the best, Nick

 

Nick | Social Care @ Shopify
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Shopify Partner
28 1 8

Thank both of you, Nick and Sarah!

Felicia Nguyen | Content Executive
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