Algolia Joins the Shopify Plus Certified App Program

Algolia deepens its integration with Shopify to enable larger Shopify merchants to offer best in class search and discovery AI engine to merchants

April 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM Coordinated Universal Time

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2022 – Algolia today announced that it has joined the Shopify Plus Certified App Program to offer merchants with a platform API-First approach to search and discovery. The program provides larger Shopify merchants with access to advanced and value-driven technology partners in the eCommerce space. Algolia is among a select group of apps to be awarded the designation in the search and discovery category. 

Many retailers struggle to build an online presence that can provide a modern experience; Algolia provides complete control and total transparency on the experience so that web and app builders can combine their domain expertise and business goals with the outputs of Algolia’s AI (Artificial Intelligence). This translates into powerful search and discovery capabilities that Shopify merchants can leverage to, for instance, handle significant peak periods such as Black Friday and Cyber Weekend with near zero downtime.

“We see increased expectations from online shoppers, which is motivating merchants to embrace a headless commerce architecture,” said Piyush Patel, Chief Strategic Business Development Officer of Algolia. “With our API first approach and advanced developers tools, we make it easy to implement Algolia Search and Discovery into any tech stack, power any experience anywhere, shape the experience to Shopify merchants’ specific needs, and adapt as needed. The two platforms combined have already enabled brands like Staples Canada, L’Occitane, Bombas, Gymshark and others to dramatically improve their conversion rate and revenue.”

As a member of the Shopify Plus Certified App Program, Algolia is now recognized as a technology that larger Shopify merchants can trust as they rapidly scale. To qualify for the Shopify Plus Certified App Program, apps go through rigorous product testing, compliance testing and security, and must adhere to support requirements, uptime levels, and service level agreements (SLA). 

Algolia Search for Shopify Plus gives merchants access to powerful APIs to improve their headless commerce stack with a search building block they can easily deploy and ensure shoppers are having the best experience possible. 

By implementing Algolia, Shopify Plus merchants have access to the following:

  • Deployment and scalability without a second thought. With a presence in 70+ data centers across 17 regions, Algolia Search for Shopify Plus is ultrafast and reliable. Merchants can relax with Algolia’s powerful ability to handle peak traffic with over 12 billion searches during sales events like Black Friday Cyber Monday.
  • Faster to market with easy-to-use APIs. Merchants can leverage well-documented and flexible APIs built by developers for developers to transition to Algolia faster than they would expect.
  • A committed partner onpar with Shopify world-class collaboration, Shopify Plus merchants will get dedicated programs to successfully onboard with Algolia.

"The Shopify Plus Certified App program is designed to meet the advanced requirements of the world's fastest-growing brands," said Mark Bergen, VP Revenue, Shopify. "We're happy to welcome Algolia to the program, bringing its insight and experience in search and discovery  to the Plus merchant community."

High-volume merchants can enable Algolia Search for Shopify Plus on their stores installing the app here, or they can sign up for a 14-day free trial here

About Algolia

Algolia is an API-First Search and Discovery platform that empowers builders to compose experiences at Internet scale, to predict what customers want with blazing fast search, and the best application browse experience leading to more remarkable Discovery. More than 11,000 companies including Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, and Zendesk rely on Algolia to manage over 1.5 trillion search & discovery queries a year. Algolia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Atlanta, Austin, Paris, London, and Bucharest. To learn more, visit