October 5, 2017
Entrepreneurship is on the decline, and Shopify is committed to fighting this trend.
Shopify’s growing community of entrepreneurs includes makers, creators and innovators, from students trying to pay for school to merchants who have successfully scaled their businesses.
Shopify has always strived to take the path that leads to more entrepreneurs by designing its platform to remove the technical, operational, and financial barriers to enable anyone, anywhere, to build, grow, and scale a business.
Some numbers on Shopify helping businesses start, succeed and scale:
Every 90 seconds a store using Shopify makes their first sale
A LOT of people buy from stores that use Shopify: over 131 million consumers have bought from a store using Shopify in the last 12 months
Stores using Shopify generated $10.7 billion USD in gross merchandise volume in the first half of 2017
We vigorously defend our business model and stand resolutely behind our mission and the success of our merchants.