Yet we were still surprised by some of the statistics Shopify revealed in its 2012 Year in Review this week. The "theoretical mall of Shopify" would boast an astounding 42,000 shops, up from just 23,000 the year before. But the shops aren't all contained within a mall: they actually span more than 100 countries—including Trinidad and the Bahamas—up from fewer than 90 in 2011.
Shops using the Canadian company's software saw 7.8 million customers place 9.9 million orders worth a combined $742 million last year. And all of those numbers are up dramatically from 2011.
Check out dozens of other interesting Shopify facts in the infographic below.