WordPress Partners with Ottawa's Shopify and Toronto's ShopLocket to Add E-commerce Tools

by Techvibes NewsDesk

WordPress parent company Automattic struck partnerships with Canadian tech firms to help launch e-commerce tools for its popular blogging platform.

Striking deals with Ottawa-based e-commerce heavyweight Shopify and Toronto's ShopLocket, as well as Ecwid, WordPress users "will be able to easily embed a storefront into their site with very little setup."

The blogging platform's features are available to use immediately. WordPress says the e-commerce tools work similarly to other plug-ins that are available through the dashboard, but noted that it is "not getting into the e-commerce or payments business"—rather, the partners will be handling all of the transactions.

The tools are exclusive to WordPress.com, meaning WordPress.org sites won't benefit.

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

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ShopLocket lets anyone start selling professionally online in minutes. Simply publish a product, embed it in any website, Facebook page, or blog post, and start collecting orders. Finally, selling online is as simple as it should be. more

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