Govalo joins the Shopify Plus Certified App Program

We have some very exciting news - Govalo has been selected to join the Shopify Plus Certified App Program.


This is a big moment for our app and team, and demonstrates the high level of commitment to product quality and innovation that underpins Govalo. We're looking forward to what this next step brings and further growth within the Shopify ecosystem. 

"As a veteran of the Shopify app ecosystem, all I can say is, “wow, we did it,” and we did it with speed and grit from a team who works tirelessly to execute the future of digital gifting. Being part of the Shopify Plus Certified App Program gives us the opportunity and additional credibility to pursue high GMV brands. While this is a peak in the valleys and hills of startups, know that we are still just getting started." - Rhian Beutler, Founder & CEO

“Being a part of the Shopify Plus App Partnership program is a dream. It shows that we have built a best-in-class product with an all-star engineering and product team. I am proud to be at the helm of product and engineering as Govalo revolutionizes the digital gifting experience.” - Rob Shipway, VP of Product



What is the Shopify Plus Certified App Program?


Shopify Plus is for high-growth enterprise merchants looking for a scalable, high-performance platform. And of course, every great Shopify store needs a great tech stack to power its strategy and customer experience. The Shopify Plus Certified App Program supports enterprise merchants, providing them with best-in-class solutions.


Of the thousands of apps in the Shopify App Store, a small number meet the requirements to join the program. The Shopify team evaluates apps based on product quality, service, security, performance, and support. Being selected means that we can also work closely with the team at Shopify Plus, and ensure we’re aligned in our plans, development, and support. In turn, we can continue to provide the best possible experience for our merchants to deliver on their digital gifting strategies. 


“The Shopify Plus Certified App program is designed to meet the advanced requirements of the world’s fastest-growing brands. We’re happy to welcome Govalo to the program, bringing their insight and experience in Loyalty & Gift Cards to the Plus merchant community.” - Sid Murlidhar, Director of Partnerships Ecosystem.


Reinvent your digital gifting with Govalo and Shopify Plus


Gifts and gifting are such a huge part of ecommerce and customer experience. After all, there’s a reason why Q4 is such a big sales driver for so many businesses both offline and online. Govalo is a solution for Shopify which allows merchants to design their gift-buying experience. This improves the customer experience for both buyer and recipient, and in turn, boosts retention. Instead of complicated workarounds or basic apps, merchants can design gift products and an experience tailored to their customers.


Govalo features currently include:


  • Gift cards - Enhance your approach to gift cards, giving customers the ability to personalize their gifts. Send a gift card directly to the recipient, add a gift note, select a send date, and send a copy to the original customer. You can also add different images as well as multiple gift card products to your store. Plus, make use of Govalo’s unique out-of-stock feature to recapture missed opportunities.


  • Gift subscriptions - By connecting Govalo with Recharge or Bold, you can design a true gift subscription experience. Enable gift recipients to redeem their gift at their convenience, and self-manage their account.


  • Store credit - Use Govalo’s dashboard to issue and manage store credit. Your customer support team can speed up response times and make more customers happy.


Govalo also integrates with ESPs like Klaviyo, enabling merchants to do even more with their gift cards. Enrich the customer experience and improve retention, with easy integration set-up.


Govalo is changing the way merchants strategize gifting on Shopify. And we have even more innovations and features on our roadmap yet to be announced.




We’re thrilled to be joining some of Shopify’s best solutions in the Plus Certified App Program. If you’re ready to reinvent your digital gifting experience, you can head over to our Shopify Plus profile. And if you'd like to learn more one-on-one, get in touch with our team.

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