What is Submarine?

Submarine is a tokenised payment platform that allows Shopify Plus merchants to build bespoke subscription, presales and crowdfunding experiences.

What makes Submarine different?

Unlike many other payment experience solutions available for Shopify, Submarine is designed exclusively for large scale merchants who need a product that can handle high volumes, an API that allows flexible design for their customers and that fits seamlessly within their existing or design e-commerce ecosystem.

Shopify native

Wherever possible, we leverage Shopify's native functionality, rather than replacing or duplicating it. This minimises the footprint of our application, but also ensures maximum compatibility with native Shopify features like checkout extensions, Shopify Functions, discount codes, gift cards, and Shopify Flow.
It also ensures greater compatibility with other third-party solutions which may be integrated into a merchant's Shopify store.

Developer friendly

Because Submarine is designed for situations where bespoke development is required, we aim to provide developers with as much information as possible about how Submarine works, and then get out of their way.
The Submarine application does not add any Javascript to a merchant's storefront, or automate or require any changes to Liquid templates. We simply provide documentation on integration points and access to open-source libraries that can be pulled into custom development workflows and adapted within each merchant's theme.

Flexible for merchants

Submarine will never be a "one-click install" solution - but we see that as a virtue, not a weakness. We have a direct, one to one relationship with everyone using the platform and as a result are able to ensure that Submarine adapts to meet the needs of merchants, not the other way around.