Is there a fee to access checkout.liquid for Google Tag installation?

DarmeY
Tourist
11 0 2

Hi all,

 

I am needing to install my Google tag in order to track conversions through Ad Words.

 

It seems I need to pay $2000 to get access to my checkout.liquid file, surely this can't be right. Am I missing something here?

 

Any help would be appreciated

Replies 8 (8)

Junaid-Ahmed
Shopify Partner
79 17 16

Hi,

 

With regular Shopify stores, you can track conversions i.e. order completions by putting your pixel code in Settings > Checkout > Additional Scripts. Check the Shopify Docs for details. The only limitation you have with this is you won't be able to track the Checkout steps but only the purchase completion (order status) step.

 

I hope this helps.

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Vivekroy1298
Tourist
4 0 2
Please help me to fix it up
Josh_Uebergang
Shopify Expert
1018 44 273

GTM cannot be installed in the additional scripts section of non-Plus stores. It is an exclusive Plus feature. More details about this.

To your issue though, you don't need access to the checkout.liquid to setup Google Ads tracking. Here's how to set it up yourself with various features like enhanced conversions and cart data.

 

If you wanted to track micro conversions like began checkout, or added to cart, the best way to do that at the end of 2022 is using customer events (Shopify custom pixels).

Run Google Shopping ads? Get the free definitive guide to Google Shopping for Shopify (no optin required): https://www.digitaldarts.com.au/google-shopping
DarmeY
Tourist
11 0 2

Hi @Josh_Uebergang I will look through the above. When you say access the checkout.liquid this is hypothetical right as I am unable to access it as Shopify lock it down until I pay the Dollar? 

Josh_Uebergang
Shopify Expert
1018 44 273

I said you don't need access to checkout.liquid anymore for tracking.

Run Google Shopping ads? Get the free definitive guide to Google Shopping for Shopify (no optin required): https://www.digitaldarts.com.au/google-shopping
Alex_Attribuly
Shopify Partner
18 1 13

Hey @DarmeY , you don't have to pay $2000 now. You can use shopify customer events(Shopify web pixel) to get checkout start, checkout complete, payment info submission.  We have tracked them successfully with this new feature.

 

1. If you want to track checkout process and find how which campaigns drive the checkout, you may consider Attribuly

 

2. If you want to track them with GA4, we plan to integrate GA4 with our app, so you don't need to do any code job. DM me so we can inform you when our beta released. 

 

Thanks.

 

Managing Attribuly. Get customer buying journey across all channels, build a better funnel with attribution, automation.

Ashish_Soni
Excursionist
18 0 2

Hi DarmeY,

 

You can have access to checkout.liquid only if you have shopify plus plan. I don't think you need to pay anything for it. You should be able to add Google tag code snippets into your theme.liquid file which will be free of cost.

Ashish_Soni
Excursionist
18 0 2

You don't need to pay anything.

Just do these following 2 things and you're done.

1. Add conversion tracking code in checkout additional scripts under settings > checkout.

2. Add google tag manager script code in your theme liquid.

Thanks

Ashish