Shopify Updates

Mobile Now Accounts for 50.3% of All Ecommerce Traffic

Last week represented the first time in history that more people used mobile phones and tablets to visit online stores than using computers. Looking at data from over 100,000 ecommerce stores that use the Shopify platform, we saw 50.3% of traffic coming from mobile (40.3% from mobile phones, 10% from…

Pinterest Rich Pins Now Automatically Enabled for Shopify Merchants

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with Pinterest to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are enhanced Pins that make your images even more shoppable. They contain additional information right inside the Pin. There are five types of Rich Pins – Movie, Place, Recipe,…

Shopify Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Payments With Coinbase

Today we’re pleased to announce that we’ve integrated with Coinbase, giving Shopify merchants more ways to accept bitcoin payments online. Coinbase is an international bitcoin wallet and platform service already used by companies like Overstock.com, Expedia, and Google. Our new Coinbase integration can be used alongside other payment services, like…

Announcing Shopify's 4th Build-A-Business Competition Winners

Today we’re excited to announce the winners of Shopify’s fourth annual Build-A-Business Competition. During the eight month competition, more than 21,000 entrepreneurs created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that…

100,000 Stores Now Use Shopify

Today we crossed a major milestone: 100,000 businesses now use Shopify to power their stores. The first Shopify store was actually my own. Almost a decade ago, I wanted to sell snowboards online. The options for shopping carts were either extremely expensive, or painfully complicated. Eventually this frustration was channeled…

What is Heartbleed and How Does it Affect Your Ecommerce Website?

Earlier this week, a security flaw known as Heartbleed was published that affects approximately two-thirds of all websites that use SSL encryption. This issue greatly impacts ecommerce websites because every online store that accepts credit cards must use SSL encryption. Since its disclosure, there have been many news reports about…

Shopify POS Update: New Lower Price, Gift Cards And More New Features

Last year we launched Shopify POS, our iPad point of sale system made for brick-and-mortar retailers and pop-up shops. Shopify POS seamlessly integrates with your online store so your products, orders and customers are always in sync. Bridging this gap between online and offline selling was an important step forward…

Shopify Card Reader Now Available in Canada

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of the Shopify card reader in Canada. The Shopify card reader is a free device that allows merchants to accept credit card payments on the go using the Shopify Mobile iPhone app, or in-store using Shopify POS, our iPad-based point of sale system.…

The Top 20 Most Popular Free Apps in the Shopify App Store

With over 500 apps in the Shopify App Store, you've got a lot of options when it comes to extending the functionality of your online store.Whether you want to add customer reviews, improve email marketing, publish your products to Facebook, or get in-depth analytics, there's definitely 'an app for that'.But…

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