80,000 Online Stores Sold $1.7 Billion Worth of Products Through Shopify in 2013

Posted by Rob Lewis

Shopify had a strong 2013. The Ottawa-based e-commerce platform's community grew to more than 80,000 stores, who sold a combined $1.7 billion worth of products in 121 countries.

That means Shopify added 40,000 stores in 2013 alone and sales rose by almost a billion dollars. They also doubled customer accounts, doubled net products for sale across all stores, and nearly doubled total orders placed.

"What an outstanding year for everybody involved with Shopify," says CEO Tobi Lütke.

According to him, one in nine Americans have now bought something from Shopify.

With all of this online success, the Canadian company is looking beyond just e-commerce now and recently raised $100 million to do just that.

"We have now expanded our focus to include the physical retail world. With the launch of Shopify Payments, Shopify POS, and Shopify Mobile, we are the first company in the world to combine all the distinct parts needed to run a modern commerce business—in one amazing product," says Lütke.

Shopify was also a finalist for Employer of the Year in the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards, and Lütke won Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

Company:
Shopify
Website:
http://www.shopify.ca
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shopify is an Ottawa based commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at their retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, a point of sale system to power retail sales and a card reader to accept payments through a mobile phone. Shopify currently powers over 80,000 active online stores around the world,... more


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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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