Shopify Updates

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…

Shopify Build A Business Update (And 8 Ecommerce Success Stories)

At Shopify, we’re always excited by the incredible shops that grow into successful businesses. That’s why we created the Build A Business Competition – to celebrate and reward those successes. This year marks our fourth annual competition. Our partnership with The Huffington Post as well as 10 well-known and respected…

Introducing Shopify Mobile

Today we’re excited to introduce Shopify Mobile: a powerful new way to sell products and manage your store. With Shopify Mobile we’ve completely overhauled our popular iOS app and baked in some exciting new features that are going to help you increase sales - right from the palm of your…

Shopify Raises $100 Million

Today, I’m happy to announce that Shopify has raised $100 million in Series C funding. I am excited to welcome OMERS Ventures and Insight Venture Partners to our team, along with Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners and Felicis Ventures. These are some of the most prestigious venture capital…

Shopify Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin

We’re pleased to announce that starting today, all of our 75,000+ merchants can start accepting Bitcoin. Our new Bitcoin integration is available through BitPay and can be used alongside other payment services, like Shopify Payments and PayPal. We’ve had a lot of demand from our merchants to incorporate support for Bitcoin and…

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