Fast forward four years, and Bold has become synonymous with Shopify app development. With 21 public apps and hundreds of private ones, the Bold team has grown from four guys in a basement to an award-winning company with over 150 employees — labelled the fastest growing tech company in their home province of Manitoba, Canada.
What’s helped us accelerate our business is how well the platform was built. From an infrastructure side, Shopify makes it super easy to be a partner building apps.
Bold builds apps and offers ecommerce services only on Shopify; a conscious decision from the early days of their company. Back then, Jay remembers the partner program was smaller in both size and scope; nonetheless, its mission to help partners succeed felt larger than life.
“It was all about the relationships,” Jay says. “At every turn, you got the sense that everyone at Shopify really wanted to see us succeed. They had faith and were invested in our success. We were like, ‘Wow, Shopify really cares about their partners, let’s go all in on Shopify.’”
Now a Shopify Plus Partner, Bold continues to ride the wave of faith and support from the partner program. Consistently held up as an example of success in the Shopify app community, the company continues to thrive and add new products and service offerings.
Today, Bold’s culture is strongly rooted in their foundational days of building — so much so that they’ve created “The Builder’s Code,” an internal ethos on what drives and guides their team into new frontiers. The ability to build a business from the ground up has meant a great deal to the four friends.
Shopify has been everything to us, it’s our lifeblood.
“The partner program is amazing, from the people, to the APIs, to the documentation — coupled with how customizable everything is — it’s all enabled us to build the products and business we wanted to build.”