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Gatby Storefront – lightning fast PWA storefront for Shopify

Gatsby Storefront is a headless eCommerce PWA storefront for Shopify. Powered by GatsbyJS it brings eCommerce to the edge for lightning fast webstore performance.

GitHub package.json version GitHub

Please see our demo and speed test video.

And if you like Gatsby Storefront please give us a star on GitHub ⭐ 👍 😀


Exceptional Lighthouse audit results:

Please, see the demo here:

How fast is Gatsby Storefront?

Please, see our speed test video:

The tests are made with puppeteer based test script that emulates a customer journey and counts time necessary to load the pages:

Setup guide

Install CLI

Install the Gatsby CLI:

npm install -g gatsby-cli

Create store site

Create new gatsby site for your web store:

gatsby new store

Install Gatsby Storefront

Install Gatsby Storefront NPM package:

npm install @gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify

Create .env file

Create .env file in your store’s root directory with your Shopify storename ( and access token (your token must have full permissions on Storefront API).


Enable theme

Enable gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify plugin in your gatsby-config.js:

require("dotenv").config({ path: `.env` })
const flattenMenu = require("@gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify/src/utils/flattenMenu")

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: '@gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify',
      options: {
        shopName: process.env.GATSBY_SHOP_NAME,
        accessToken: process.env.GATSBY_SHOPIFY_ACCESS_TOKEN,
        basePath: '/',
        shopifyLite: false, // default 'false'
        enableWebp: true, // default 'true'
        imageQuality: '95', // default '95', better to decrease but always check your result images quality
        gatsbyImageProps: { // See:
          loading: 'eager', // Using 'eager' currently improves Lighthouse 6 metrics. See:
          fadeIn: false,
          durationFadeIn: 500,
        manifest: { // web app manifest options to be passed to 'gatsby-plugin-manifest' installed inside theme
          name: 'Gatsby Storefront Demo Store',
          short_name: 'Gatsby Storefront',
          start_url: '/',
          background_color: '#fff',
          theme_color: '#333',
          display: 'standalone',
          icon: 'src/images/shopping_bag.svg',
          icon_options: {
            purpose: 'any maskable',
          cache_busting_mode: 'none',
  siteMetadata: {
    siteUrl: '',
    gatsbyStorefrontConfig: {
      // Your Gatsby Storefront configuration
      // Copy exmaple from the starter:


Shopify content requirement

Please make sure that your Shopify web store has at least one Collection, one Product (associated with Collection), Blog post, Page and store Policies added before runing your Gatsby Storefront, as it is neccesary for correct API exposure.

A setup for Shopify Lite plan

If you are using Shopify Lite plan. Please set shopifyLite property to true in @gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify plugin options in gatsby-config.js. This will disable generation of pages for Blog and Pages as they are not avalible in “Lite” plan.


You can also use the starter package for fatster setup process.

gatsby new store gatsbystorefront/gatsby-starter-storefront-shopify

This downloads the files and initializes the site by running npm install.


Configuration file

Main theme configuration options are located in gatsbyStorefrontConfig object in gatsby-config.js file. Use it to:

  • Configure main store parameters.
  • Set up main menu and footer links.

Theme shadowing

  • Use shadowing for making necessary changes in @gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify theme.
  • Use shadowing of @gatsbystorefront/gatsby-theme-storefront-shopify/src/gatsby-plugin-theme-ui/index.js to change theme colors in accordance with theme-ui specification.

For code example please see our shadowing exmaple repo.

Note: In order to work in shadowed components GrapshQL queries have to be renamed.


gatsby develop

Will start a hot-reloading development environment accessible by default at localhost:8000.


gatsby build

Will perform an optimized production build for your site, generating static HTML and per-route JavaScript code bundles.


gatsby serve

Starts a local HTML server for testing your built site. Remember to build your site using gatsby build before using this command.


After making a build, upload public/ directory to your web host. See additional instructions here.

Thank you!

Thank you! And we would love to hear your feedback [😍😜😮😐😤].

Expolore Gatsby Storefront


Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):


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🐛 💻

Adam Chilton


This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

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