The first Shopify store was our own

It’s been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since

Just over a decade ago we started an online store to sell snowboard equipment directly to those who loved the sport as much as us.

We could have listed our products on a number of marketplaces, but we wanted to own our brand and build relationships with our customers, along with selling our goods. Such a tool didn’t exist, so we built it for ourselves. We soon realized a number of other stores were in need of a hassle-free platform to build their retail business, and Shopify was born.

We focus on making commerce better for everyone, so businesses can focus on what they do best: building and selling their products. Today, merchants use our platform to manage every aspect of their business — from products to orders to customers, selling online, in retail stores, and on the go.


Active Shopify stores

$100 Billion

Worth of sales

We've grown a lot since we started Shopify in 2006.

From a team of 5 working out of a local coffee shop, to a team of over 4,000 working in 5 offices across North America. We’re really proud of our success and growth and we’ve worked hard to nurture our company values and culture. We encourage everyone to experiment, take risks, and push the envelope.

The opportunity to shape how retail works is in our hands.

Over the coming years, the way purchasing works will change at a fundamental level. Customers will expect options of where and how to buy: in-store or online, delivered or for pick-up. It’s an incredibly exciting time for this industry, and we’re going to be right at the centre of it.

Career opportunities

We’re growing, and we’re looking for talented people who can make commerce better.

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