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Introducing Theme Sections

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The ShoppingGives team is always innovating new ways to make our Change Commerce app experience even better for our merchant partners, and we’re thrilled to announce that we have some new and exciting features on the way!
As part of this feature release, we couldn’t be more excited to bring our Shopify merchant partners an all new way to make updates and customizations to the ShoppingGives donation widgets! This new functionality comes alongside the Shopify release of sections to all Shopify Online Store 2.0 Themes to make Shopify Themes more customizable than ever before. This new release also means that the Change Commerce app is fully compatible with Shopify 2.0.
With the introduction of sections, Shopify merchants can add the Store Donation on Purchase and Customer Round-Up donation widgets with a simple drag-and-drop functionality, making it easier than ever before to integrate ShoppingGives’ donation widgets onto a website. Merchants will also be able to preview it on their website in real-time and customize areas of the donation widget all on their own.
With the introduction of theme sections, users of the Change Commerce app can now customize elements of the ShoppingGives donation widgets like:
  • Font picker
  • Title font color
  • Main text color
  • Link font color
  • Background color
  • Border color
  • Border radius
  • Button radius
  • Custom title
  • Checkbox color
    • Only applicable for the round-up donation widget
All Change Commerce app users can utilize this functionality as long as they are on a Shopify O2.0 Theme. For merchants who are not currently on a Shopify O2.0 Theme, they can easily follow the instructions to upgrade here.
How to Get Started
  1. Login to your store via the Shopify platform and choose the Change Commerce - Donation App.
  2. Navigate to Sales Channels in the bottom left panel and choose Online Stores and Themes.
  3. Once you see Themes, choose Actions.
  4. Then click Edit Code and choose the Customize Theme button.
  5. Now you are ready to customize your widgets!
For a full step-by-step guide on how to utilize this functionality and begin customizing the style and location of the ShoppingGives donation widgets, you can read more here.
Key Updates to the Change Commerce Experience
Widget Settings
With the release of theme sections, current users of the Change Commerce app will notice some changes in their Widget Settings of the app. Change Commerce app users are now empowered to have more control over where the donation widget will appear on their website and have three options for widget placement— theme section, automatic placement, and manual placement. These updated widget placement options will make it easier for Change Commerce merchants to customize where they want to place the donation widget on their product, cart, and checkout pages.
Donation Embedded Confirmation
Users of the Change Commerce app now have a new way to share the donation confirmation as well. In addition to the donation confirmation email and window, the donation confirmation section can be embedded on the purchase confirmation page by defining a CSS selector to target. The difference between the confirmation window and new embedded option is this experience is embedded on the page versus being a pop-up on the screen. You can learn more about this new functionality here.

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Customer Round-Ups for Shopify POS
Merchants selling with Shopify POS in their brick-and-mortar and pop-up stores can now invite their shoppers to join them in their giving back initiatives to causes they care about by rounding up their purchases, making an even bigger impact, together! With a focus on simple (yet impactful) support for Shopify POS, brands can truly make an impact alongside their customers at checkout with freedom and flexibility to give back easily and confidently with ShoppingGives each and every time.
This new feature is helping our merchant partners expand their giving strategy as their business grows, and we're excited to support them along the way! At ShoppingGives, we understand the importance of providing your customers with synonymous purchase experiences, no matter if they shop with you in-store or online. Being able to implement Customer Round-Up Donations for both your eCommerce and POS experiences will enable your brand to create a seamless omnichannel purchase journey. You can learn more about our Shopify POS experience here.
Best Practices
At ShoppingGives, we know that branding is crucial to your business and we are committed to creating donation experiences that natively fit into your brand site and style. We want your customer experience to be the best it can be, all while creating a positive impact.
With these updates, merchants can better customize the ShoppingGives donation widgets to match their brand style. This means that merchants can integrate their brand colors to create a completely native experience for their customers during the purchase journey.
Upcoming Features for Change Commerce
While we know the release of theme sections is exciting on its own, we have even more good things coming to the Change Commerce app experience very soon! Check out what’s up and coming for Change Commerce:
Donation Badge Status
We also understand the need for transparency into the donation granting process and wanting to know where your pledged donations stand at any given moment. With the release of donation badge statuses, you will be able to track the status of donations that have been generated by your store in real-time.
Global Settings Page Refresh
We’re also updating our Global Settings Page within the Change Commerce app to make the experience friendlier for our merchant partners to navigate through their app settings and campaigns. This will also make it even easier for merchants who are new to Change Commerce to get started with the app!
Additionally, we’re making it easier for our merchant partners to provide feedback on how we can improve the app experience. Feedback is important to our team and we’re excited to make it more accessible to our partners so they can share their thoughts on how we can make improvements.
Finally, we love being able to celebrate our partners’ accomplishments, and this updated experience is going to enable us to celebrate our merchant partners’ giving milestones in new and fun ways!
What Do These Changes Mean for Change Commerce Users?
We believe that brands should be able to customize the way that they give back and create a unique giving experience for their customers. Because of this, our team is always working on creating innovative solutions to help our merchant partners give back in a way that best meets their brands’ needs, and we’re excited to be able to offer these new features to continue helping us achieve that goal.
If you are interested in learning more about how to get started with the Change Commerce app for your Shopify store, you can schedule a quick call with our team below!