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Shopify Cuts 10% of Employees Amid Downsizing, Stock Drops

Ottawa-based Shopify CEO Tobias "Tobi" Lütke announced in a company email on Tuesday that the eCommerce platform is laying off close to 10% of its staff as it weathers these "challenging macro economic times." The next part of the journey will involve fewer teammates than we have picked up along the way. Shopify has to...

Shopify’s Black Friday Data Shows 97% Increase in POS Sales Across Canada

Shopify has just released its annual Black Friday weekend sales data, revealing positive YoY sales trends compared to 2020. As of this morning, 25% of Canadian sales are cross-border, with Apparel & Accessories, Home & Garden, and Health & Beauty being the most popular product categories. According to Shopify's latest data, Canadians are not only buying...

Walmart Partners With Shopify to Expand E-Commerce Platform

Walmart's online marketplace has a new partner in its quest to better compete with Amazon in the e-commerce wars: Shopify. Bloomberg explains that the partnership will add 1,200 new Shopify vendors to Walmart's third-party marketplace website by the end of the year, giving online shoppers access to more products. Walmart Marketplace already offers items sold by over...

Ottawa’s Shopify Launches ‘Shop’ App for iPhone and Android

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...

Shopify Flyin’ High: “Millions of Visitors” Light Up Online Weed Stores in Canada

Since the online sales of recreational marijuana became legal in Canada at midnight, the government-operated websites and private retailer portals powered by Ottawa-based e-commerce giant Shopify have seen “millions of visitors” from Canada and around the world and have been processing more than 100 orders per minute (via Ottawa Citizen).  (via Tha Canadian Press) “For 12 hours in and the number...

Shopify to Run B.C. Online Weed Sales as Selected by Provincial LDB

British Columbia’s Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has announced today it has chosen Ottawa-based Shopify to run its e-commerce platform to sell non-medical cannabis to the public, once the latter is legalized on October 17, 2018, as announced earlier this week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Shopify’s winning bid will meet the following requirements for the...

Shopify Ping for iOS Launches: “The All-New Way to Work” for Sellers

Ottawa-based Shopify has launched a new iPhone app for sellers, to enable them to easily manage their online stores on the go. The new app, called Shopify Ping, is described as “the all-new way to work”, allowing sellers to “run your business on the go by bringing customer conversations, marketing workflows, and more together in...