Ottawa-based Shopify has launched a new mobile shopping app named Shop, available for iPhone and Android smartphones.
The company says Shop is a “first-of-its-kind mobile shopping app designed to create a more intuitive online shopping experience from product discovery to package delivery.”
Shop makes it easy to discover local businesses and to easily checkout and track online orders thanks to its Shop Pay checkout and Arrive tracking solution. Shopify says Shop Pay has processed over $8 billion in sales while Arrive has been used by 16 million users.
“Shopify has focused the last decade on solving complex problems for entrepreneurs by making commerce seamless and accessible,” said Carl Rivera, General Manager of Shop, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada. “Now, we want to do the same for customers. We set out to solve the common pain points in the customer’s shopping journey today, while developing specific features, like local business discovery, that will be relevant today and in the future.”
The Shop app has local filters to shop from local businesses, includes personalized recommendations and more.
“In a world of increasing physical separation, we want to help businesses deepen their connection with their customers and, over time, understand what they want to continue to build trust and loyalty,” explains Shopify.