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Marshathemellow
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Can you start a Shopify storefront dedicated to selling Shopify themes? Essentially, do you have to become a Shopify partner like is it required in order to sell themes on Shopify?

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Liam
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Hi again Marshathemellow,

 

If you're developing your own themes from scratch, then it should be okay to sell these on a Shopify store and use your own licensing and distribution process. 

 

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Liam
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Hi Marshathemellow,

 

You don't need to be a Shopify Partner to sell Shopify themes, however selling unlicensed Shopify Themes is against our terms of service so selling any themes that are in the Shopify Theme Store would be prohibited. 

 

Hope this helps,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
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Marshathemellow
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I would be making my own Shopify themes not using or selling anyone else’s. Would that still be considered against the terms of service? Also, wouldn’t I own the rights to the themes that I’m developing allowing me to grant specific licensure (whether commercial or personal use) to the customers that buy from me? Just would like some more clarification as to how this works. 

thx! 

Liam
Shopify Staff
2731 302 783

This is an accepted solution.

Hi again Marshathemellow,

 

If you're developing your own themes from scratch, then it should be okay to sell these on a Shopify store and use your own licensing and distribution process. 

 

Best,

Liam | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 
 - Was my reply helpful? Click Like to let me know! 
 - Was your question answered? Mark it as an Accepted Solution
 - To learn more visit Shopify.dev or the Shopify Web Design and Development Blog