Top 10+ Shopify And Ecommerce Communities You Need To Join

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Trying to build a successful Shopify store? Need advice from the experts? Here’s a list of the best online Shopify and ecommerce communities.

You’ve heard it before: if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.

Good thing about the internet: it offers infinite virtual rooms. So which online spaces should you join if you’re looking to become better at ecommerce and building Shopify stores?

We’ve collected the most active, high-quality communities out there. The platforms on which you can find these communities range from native forums, Facebook and LinkedIn groups to subreddits and Slack workspaces.

With a combined audience size of nearly 1.5 million people (!) you’ll find an answer to any Shopify or ecommerce-related questions in these groups and communities.

The selection is based on size, frequency of posts, and quality of discussions. There are a bunch more out there, but we tried to make sure we only selected the very best. If there’s any we missed, make sure to let us know!

Check out the list below 👇

Top Shopify and Ecommerce Communities

1. Shopify Community
2. Shopify Entrepreneurs
3. Partner League
4. Shopify Subreddit
5. Ecommerce Experts
6. eCommerceFuel
7. Shopify Beast
8. Shopify Partners Slack Community
9. Ecommerce Entrepreneurs
10. Shopify Partners
11. eCommTalk
12. Ecom Boom Group
13. Roadmap to $50k on Shopify
14. Shopify Freesources

1. Shopify Community

Platform: Native
Focus: Shopify
Members: 789,884

The Shopify Community is by far the largest and most active online community when it comes to anything related to the Shopify platform. With nearly a million (!) posts, and close to 800k members, you’re sure to find the answer to any Shopify-related questions on this Shopify forum.

If you’re just getting started, make sure you use the forum’s search function before posting any questions. One of the 935,726 previous posts might already have the answer you’re looking for.

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Shopify Community forum

This online community is used for anything from getting feedback on your store to discussions of Shopify apps and themes, or more general conversations about ecommerce marketing.  

This forum is a place for Shopify store owners, app developers, partners as well as Shopify agencies. It’s even multilingual, offering 8 different languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and (Brazilian) Portuguese.

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2. Shopify Entrepreneurs

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Shopify
Members: 106,177

Next up, there’s Shopify Entrepreneurs, a 100k members strong Facebook group set up by the Shopify experts from HeyCarson. Last year, we interviewed HeyCarson founder, Jonathan Kennedy, for our Behind the Shop series - make sure to check it out.

Shopify Entrepreneurs is a private, free Facebook group. It’s the largest Shopify community on Facebook, where store owners can connect and support one another. To join, you just need to leave your Shopify store link, and Shopify store email address.

Shopify-Entrepreneurs
Shopify Entrepreneurs

If you don’t have a Shopify store but you still want to join, you’ll have to send an email to the moderation team. Since there’s Shopify app developers and service providers in the group, as well, getting access won’t be a problem if your business works with the Shopify ecosystem.

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3. Partner League

Platform: Slack
Focus: Shopify
Members: 156

Partner League describes itself as a “collaboration-focused Slack community for high caliber Shopify and Shopify Plus partners”. This is surely one of the most high-end online Shopify communities you’ll find, especially if you’re looking for quality over quantity.

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Partner League

If you join this Slack workspace, you’ll find yourself surrounded by high level Shopify thought leaders like Kelly Vaughn, founder at The Taproom Agency, Shashank Kumar, founder of PushOwl, and the aforementioned Jonathan Kennedy from HeyCarson.

As such, this top-notch community of Shopify experts isn’t free to join. If you’re looking to grow your business quickly, however, it’s definitely worth the quarterly price of $149. Partner League is a very active and close-knit community, and a platform like Slack really helps lift conversations to the next level.

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4. Shopify Subreddit

Platform: Reddit
Focus: Shopify
Members: 108,000

If you’re a Redditor and you’re big on Shopify, look no further than Shopify subreddit, r/shopify. With nearly 110k members, this subreddit has been around for 10 years and is still going strong.

The forum doesn’t allow store reviews or store sales, but if you’re looking for answers to your Shopify-related questions, you’ll find them here.

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Shopify subreddit

The Shopify subreddit is a great place for discussions about marketing, all of the different Shopify apps, the Shopify API or questions about checkout, shipping, or products in general.

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5. Ecommerce Experts

Platform: LinkedIn
Focus: Ecommerce
Members: 136,370

LinkedIn groups can be a great way to add value to your LinkedIn feed. The social network for professionals currently boasts 722 million+ members. It’s a great place to grow your business or brand, find relevant information or inspiring content.

But like with any social platform, your feed can get clogged as your network grows. LinkedIn groups are a great way to make sure you also get specific, industry-related updates around shared interests amid the more click-baity LinkedIn spam.

But LinkedIn groups can be hit-and-miss when it comes to how active they are. Set up by ecom expert Harry Joiner, Ecommerce Experts is one of the larger, more active LinkedIn groups surrounding ecommerce, with nearly 140k members.

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Shopify subreddit


If you spend a lot of time trying to grow your ecommerce business on LinkedIn, make sure you join this group to supercharge your feed with relevant ecommerce-related content.

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6. eCommerceFuel

Platform: Native
Focus: Ecommerce
Members: 1,000+

Here’s another high-level community of ecommerce experts: the eCommerceFuel community and forum. It’s a private, capped community for experienced 7-figure store owners.

eCommerceFuel
eCommerceFuel

To be considered, you just need to fill out a short application - mind you, there’s a long waitlist - and they will occasionally accept mid-to-high-six-figure store owners with exceptionally strong applications.

The average member of the community owns a business doing $2.6 million in revenue, and has been in the ecommerce world for more than 7.5 years. If you’re looking for high-profile connections in the field of ecommerce, this is the place to be.

Membership pricing is a reasonable $99 per month, billed quarterly at $297 and if you’re accepted, your first month is just $1. Not the place for beginners, but great if you’re looking to grow.

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7. Shopify Beast

Platform: Clubhouse
Focus: Shopify
Members: 3,400

In case you missed it: there’s been quite a bit of buzz recently about the invite-only, audio-based app, Clubhouse. This brand new social media platform lets you join groups and listen in to live conversations.

It’s only available on iOS for now, and you need an invite from someone who’s already on the app. But once you’re on Clubhouse, you can join a specific group focused on Shopify: Shopify Beast.

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Shopify Beast on Clubhouse

Brought to life by the people from Jag & Wolf, tune into Shopify Beast for audio-only discussions on topics like:

  • Shopify for beginners
  • Shopify for advanced users
  • Shopify for dropshipping
  • Facebook ads for Shopify    
  • Google ads & website development

Clubhouse for Android is on the roadmap, so for now, Shopify Beast will be an iOS-only party.

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8. Shopify Partners Slack Community

Platform: Slack
Focus: Shopify
Members: 12,014

If you prefer Slack workspaces over traditional forums, the Shopify Partners Slack Community is a great place to connect with partners and developers working in the Shopify ecosystem.

Discussions are lively and this over 12k strong community is very helpful and supportive of one another. There are also country-specific channels for more local discussions.

If you’re looking for advice on Shopify marketing, app development or Google ads - there’s channels for all of those and more.

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Shopify Partners Slack Community

You can follow this link and scroll down until you hit the Slack Community Group subsection to find out how to join.

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9. Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Ecommerce
Members: 51,274

Ecommerce Entrepreneurs is a private Facebook group set up by the good folks over at A Better Lemonade Stand. Even though it technically focuses on ecommerce in general, it’s a good spot for Shopify discussions as well.

Here’s the description of the Ecommerce Entrepreneurs group:

A forum for discussion, learning, and growth on Shopify, ecommerce, digital marketing, Adwords, SEO, SEM, web analytics, content, CRM, etc.

The purpose of this group is to bring together a passionate community of ecommerce and online business builders to help and encourage each other.

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Ecommerce-Entrepreneurs

They’re pretty strict when it comes to the community rules - no unwanted solicitation, explicit promotional stuff, etc. - and these are heavily enforced, meaning high quality posts and discussions are guaranteed.

Instructions to join: once you agree to the T&C on the A Better Lemonade Stand website, you’ll be granted a password needed to request access to the Facebook group.

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10. Shopify Partners

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Shopify
Members: 10,590

Naturally, the official Facebook group for the Shopify Partner and Developer community, Shopify Partners, can’t be excluded on this list. This exclusive group is meant to connect you with other digital professionals working in the Shopify ecosystem.

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Shopify Partners

You can expect nearly immediate answers to your Shopify-related questions here, and amongst its 10,6k members you’ll surely find someone who’s got what you're looking for.

As mentioned in the group’s description, topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Shopify
  • Web Agency
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • App Development
  • Theme Development
  • Freelance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Ecommerce
  • Website
  • Portfolio
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Finding Clients
  • Working with Clients
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Pro-tip: there are also a bunch of region-specific Facebook groups linked to in the ‘About’ section. So if you’re from India, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Italy or Singapore, there are regional Facebook groups you can join too.

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11. eCommTalk

Platform: Slack
Focus: Shopify
Members: 2,873

Another amazing Slack community for Shopify lovers is eCommTalk. Although it’s not the most active group we’ve come across, there’s no reason not to add it to your Slack workspace stack. It’s another 2,8k Shopify experts you can turn to for advice.

eCommTalk
eCommTalk

Whether it’s marketing your Shopify app or store, theme development, or general Shopify news you’re after - there’s channels for each of these things.

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12. Ecom Boom Group

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Ecommerce
Members: 46,475

Originally created as the Shopify 7 Figure Group, this Facebook community recently rebranded to the Ecom Boom Group. At over 46k members, you can find out anything you need here when it comes to Shopify, ecommerce and Facebook ads strategies.

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Ecom Boom Group

If you’re just starting out your Shopify ecommerce business, this is a great place to find answers to general questions.

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13. Roadmap to $50k on Shopify

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Shopify
Members: 13,932

Roadmap to $50k on Shopify is a Facebook group that’s run by the founder of The Social Sales Girls. This is a platform where Shopify store owners can learn how to take their product-based businesses to the next level.

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Social Sales Girls

With nearly 14k members and strict, common sense guidelines, this Facebook group can set you on the right path to growing your Shopify business. You won’t find any help with dropshipping, ‘hot products’ or scaling Facebook ads - they advise starting out with free strategies. Hence the name: it’s supposed to get people from $0 - $50k.

This group’s really a place for sharing valuable advice, success stories and challenges. Purely promotional posts will be deleted, and all Shopify experts, gurus and app developers are welcome.

The group is Shopify-specific, as well, so if you’re on WooCommerce, Magento, or other ecom platforms, this is not for you.

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14. Shopify Freesources

Platform: Facebook
Focus: Shopify
Members: 11,173

The Shopify Freesources private Facebook group is founded by ShopaFree - a free Shopify set up service. It’s a place to share tips, themes, services, apps - and ways to avoid apps - and other Shopify resources.

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Social Freesources

You can’t share paid services (freemium excepted) or solicit clients.

But!

There’s a cool little exception: if you’re a Shopify Expert or App developer, you can advertise on Thursdays only.

There are a three rules you’ll need to adhere to:

  1. Use #ExpertThursday in your post
  2. Give something away for free
  3. Can’t be the same thing as last week

The group’s quite active and the discussions are high quality, so we decided to give Shopify Freesources our blessing. Go check it out and get involved!

That concludes our list of the best Shopify forums and ecommerce communities you can find online. Did we miss any? Get in touch and let us know, so we can add them to the list.

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Jonas van de Poel

Jonas van de Poel

Head of Content and Community at ShopPop. Polyglot and wordsmith armed with fountain pen and ergonomic keyboard. Loves copywriting, marketing, and wearing shades at night.