About us

Shopify powers over 800,000 businesses worldwide

The all-in-one commerce platform to start, run, and grow a business.

Shopify story

The first Shopify store was our own

Over a decade ago, we started a store to sell snowboards online. None of the ecommerce solutions at the time gave us the control we needed to be successful—so we built our own. Today, businesses of all sizes use Shopify, whether they’re selling online, in retail stores, or on the go.

Our mission

Making commerce better for everyone

We help people achieve independence by making it easier to start, run, and grow a business. We believe the future of commerce has more voices, not fewer, so we’re reducing the barriers to business ownership to make commerce better for everyone.

Our people

Creating a community for impact

Shopify has grown from 5 people in a coffee shop to over 4,000 across the globe. With over 800,000 businesses powered by Shopify, we care deeply about the work we do. We’re constant learners who thrive on change and seek to have an impact in everything we do.