Does headless require Shopify plus? If not, what are the advantages.

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Tourist
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I am looking to understand if Shopify Plus is required for a headless implementation. Note, I understand that headless can mean different things to different people. In my case, I mean a full site as opposed to a custom app to provide a single function/feature.

 

It seems as it is not required as all customers have access to the Storefront API. However, I can't find much or any information on it beyond what is provided in the Shopify Plus area of the website https://www.shopify.com/plus/solutions/headless-commerce

 

Are there bits and pieces of access that is different depending on Shopify vs Shopify plus?

 

Thanks

 

 

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No, in fact you can do Headless ecommerce with just Shopify Lite subscription ($9/mo) by utilizing Storefront API.

 

What Shopify Plus provides does not directly benefit headless ecommerce as much except for some additional cart/checkout manipulation with Shopify Scripts and also Checkout styling (if you redirect to Shopify checkout).

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