100,000 Businesses Now Use Shopify's E-Commerce Platform

by Knowlton Thomas

This week, Shopify announced that 100,000 businesses are now using its e-commerce platform.

The Ottawa-based company says it now reaches more than 150 countries, with shops ranging in size from puny mom-and-pop shops to tech giants like Google and Tesla.

"I’ve witnessed thousands of people accomplish life-long dreams of growing their own successful business, and nothing makes me happier," says Tobi Lütke, the founder and CEO of Shopify. "The best thing about working at Shopify [is] seeing all of the incredible things our community does with our platform."


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Last year the Canadian company launched Shopify Payments and Shopify POS so merchants can have a fully integrated payment processor and can use the platform in their physical retail store. This year Shopify launched Shopify Mobile, which lets merchants accept credit card payments from a mobile phone.

"We now consider Shopify a retail operating system, a platform that allows a company to create and run their entire business using one system," Lütke explains. "Already, thousands of merchants run an online store, a physical retail store, pop-up shops, and more all using Shopify."

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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