Shopify Test

Shopify tests are designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using this e-commerce software.

  • What is a Shopify test?

    A Shopify test is designed to assess someone's skills at creating and managing an online shop via Shopify. The core product of Shopify provides templates for stores, but the platform is fully customisable, which means that if you have the know-how, you can adapt the functionality and aesthetics to suit all of your needs.

    The skills tested include understanding code in Liquid (the platform’s coding language), e-commerce management, and the Shopify APIs. All of this is necessary not only to build your shop, but also to manage it and help it grow by integrating ads, search engine optimisation, and creating a user-friendly experience.

About the Shopify Test

Over $100 billion of sales are reported on Shopify annually and over a million full-time jobs are supported by businesses on the platform. Shopify is continually growing at a rapid pace, making it an influential platform that can make a huge impact on a business. The Shopify test allows you to find the candidate with the right skills and experience to maximise the benefits of Shopify for your business.

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  • Why should you use a Shopify test for recruiting?

    E-commerce is the biggest source of business for many companies and its power is still growing. Using a platform like Shopify allows people to start their own businesses, since it provides a fully integrated site for a ready-made shop, but also allows customisation for those who have a specific vision in mind.

    The Shopify test assesses the skill level of candidates when it comes to using Shopify’s APIs and development tools to meet requirements and fix bugs in the code. There is a Shopify app store, which has thousands of apps that can customise a shop without having to code it yourself; however, hiring your own developer means that you are not limited by what is already on offer.

    There are a number of skills that a Shopify developer may have and finding the one that is right for you can be difficult. This is where the Shopify test comes in, allowing you to test the specific requirements of the role and find the person with the right skill set. A highly skilled developer may also have experience in:

    • UX/UI
    • SEO
    • Marketing strategy
    • Copywriting
    • Graphic design

    By using the Shopify test, you can identify which candidates not only have the basic knowledge about the platform, but can implement it successfully and get positive results. A Shopify developer needs to be able to customise, manage the shop, and adapt as needed. Having demonstrable proof of these skills through the test means that your hiring process will be quicker, easier, and get better results.

Sample Shopify Test question

What is the Bogus Gateway function used for?

  • To test out new themes

  • To transfer product information between Shopify and another system

  • To simulate a transaction on your online checkout without being charged a commission

  • To import customer lists into Shopify

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Results for the Shopify Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses Shopify skills

In Picked's Shopify test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from understanding code in Liquid to demonstrating knowledge across various Shopify features and functions.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Shopify based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by experienced developers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Shopify experience just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of Shopify proficiency.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how the all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a Shopify Test expert

Maximilian Sykes is the founder of Craydle, a small Shopify agency specializing in custom Shopify builds.

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Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

What is considered proficient in Shopify?

There are four main areas of Shopify development:

  • Development of store
  • Advanced code customisation
  • Using applications to extend functionality
  • Store management

Well rounded use of all the aspects of Shopify is needed to set up a shop, help it grow, and adapt to new challenges that arise.

Where in the recruitment process is it best to use a Shopify test?

It is recommended to use the Shopify test early on in the recruitment process. This is because it allows you to quickly screen candidates for the required skills as soon as they apply for the job, only advancing those who perform well on the test.

Can I try the test for free?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we’ll give you unlimited access for 7 days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won’t be charged a penny.

What is the fee for Picked’s Shopify test?

Picked offers monthly or annual subscriptions for businesses of all sizes, so choose the one that best fits your needs. You can also contact us to discuss the possibility of a custom plan suited to your specific requirements. You can check out our subscription plans here.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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