This was a fun project and a little bit stressful. The fun was because I got to develop the Shopify theme from the ground up using the new Shopify Plus features, the stress was because they added several pages and features after I gave the them an estimate. We went a little over budget (it could have been much worse), but they were quite happy with the end result (I survey all my clients and they gave me a 9 out of 10).
The project had a couple challenges, the biggest of which was customizing the checkout process. This is a new feature with Shopify Plus and their documentation is lacking. In fact, I found a bug in them and suggested some improvements. It is nice that you can customize your checkout url and the look and feel more, but the downside is you can’t change the flow at all.
Let me just say that I’m still blown away that Shopify hasn’t added a good way to add meta data to site objects (products, pages, collections, links, etc.). You still have to use a browser plugin and themes are more prone to bugs because of it.
In the end, I’m happy with the final product.