Metro is widget builder that shows a Shopify store’s categories or products in an interactive way best fit for store’s homepage, which is like a website’s virtual front door, and can serve as a place to jump start site exploration. Metro makes it easy for visitors to discover their desired products/categories right from the start.
Basically Metro is a full Shopify App which it’s built as a WordPress plugin making easy for you to administrate multiple stores right from your WordPress Admin area. Metro also allows you to place recurring charges for stores that install the app.
With Metro you can stop paying recurring charges and have your customers (shop owners) pay recurring charges to you, there is no limit on how many shops install the app.
Metro plugin consists of three parts:
This is the place where you edit app’s settings like: Shopify API key, API secret, pricing details ( how much would you charge / shop / month, trial days & test charges), set up whitelisted shops and much more.
This is the app’s admin area that integrates within shops. Your users ( shop owners ) will be able access it right from their shops, make the required changes and add functionality to their shops.
The app’s storefront functionality. The script and data that are being loaded within shops. The whole script it’s pretty small ( ~ 20KB ) and it does not slow down the shops speed since it follows Shopify rules (it’s being added after the document is loaded).
With Metro you can create two types of widget blocks: simple and filterable. Using the filterable feature you can segment categories further. A filterable widget block could have sections like: Men, Women, On Sale. Each section could have different items that could point to a certain category or product.