Yesterday the world showed up for independent businesses. @Shopify merchants sold $2.4 billion growing 75% from 2019. Put your seatbelts on, we're breaking records this weekend.
People thought we were crazy when we said we wanted to build a global tech company with an HQ in Ottawa. Today, I’m proud to announce that we’ve hired our 1,000th employee right here in Canada’s capital, one of the greatest cities in the world, Ottawa. 💪
Shopify merchants did $900 million in sales yesterday (compared to $573 million in 2018).
This was officially the biggest direct-to-consumer #BlackFriday of all time. https://t.co/hP13EVtumZ
Friends around the world have been sending me notes about the Canadian political climate right now. There’s a lot of noise. Let me be clear: Canada is not perfect. But it remains, unequivocally, the world’s greatest country to live, innovate, and do your life’s work in. ❤️🇨🇦💪 https://t.co/OI44hly6SK
With 10x better public transit coming, lots of investment in downtown core, a booming startup ecosystem w/ tons of new angels, easy access to wonderful skiing, hiking, lakes & a culinary scene that’s becoming world class, Ottawa is transforming into 1 of the greatest cities 🌎 https://t.co/sKiyL6dQbf
To independent business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere: As we look back on 2020 and head into 2021, two things are clear to me:
1. The world needs more of you.
2. You’ve got this. https://t.co/pECkuvYPJl
It's time for us to step up, reach out, and work and push. This is our moment.
Share this + tag an entrepreneur that you know who should read this letter. 💚 https://t.co/VWzkcVKmn2
If @Shopify were a retailer we’d be the 2nd largest online retailer in US. That means we can go to payment, capital, shipping, and logistics cos & negotiate with that leverage in mind and give those econs of scale direct to small businesses. That's how we level the playing field. twitter.com/businessinside…..
Yesterday I shared that 47M consumers bought from a @Shopify store in 2020 - the actual number is 457M (as noted in our earnings release). 10x choosing independents. That’s a human error I can get behind.
Today with Minister @mary_ng I am proud to announce Shopify's partnership with the Government of Canada to launch Go Digital Canada. Together, we're helping remove barriers for entrepreneurs, by giving them the tools and resources they need to digitize their business, at no cost.
Ottawa used to be known as a sleepy government town. Now, we have new world-class restaurants, festivals, and experiences popping up every day – and we just hit one million residents. I am so grateful to live in this incredible city. Canada, I think we’re growing on you 🙌🇨🇦❤️ https://t.co/IbjVj6KWX8
For the first time, @shop Pay is expanding outside of Shopify bringing the fastest, most secure check-out to Shopify merchants selling on Facebook and Instagram. Social is no longer a place only for connection, but also for commerce. twitter.com/Shopify/status…..
For every RT of the Mayor’s tweet (below), Lindsay and I will donate 1$—up to $10,000—to @OttawaFoodBank. Let’s get this out there and help support our community 💪 twitter.com/JimWatsonOttaw…..
Shopify is literally out of this world. twitter.com/elonmusk/statu…..
$14k to $500k in sales 🤯
Messages like this one are the reason we get to work everyday.
Times are tough, but small businesses all over are still succeeding by thriving on change. You can too 💪 https://t.co/Uv8dspnMcP
Entrepreneurship is difficult - that’s reality. What we are doing @Shopify is trying to make the cost of failure as close to 0 as possible. We built our product so entrepreneurs can try their hand at a business more than once. Why? Because your first idea is not always your last. https://t.co/OUrcCwfGfP
Hey Canadians 🇨🇦 (and especially Ottawa residents!) please download the #COVIDAlert app now - we need all of your help. The more people using this app in a community, the better. Thx for the reminder @PattyHajdu & @cathmckenna 💪 https://t.co/FkaL7asu8d
At @Shopify we've always believed the world needs more entrepreneurs. Getting to be a mentor while we filmed this amazing new TV show was a privilege. Our hope is that #IQuit inspires more people to take the leap to entrepreneurship. Premieres Tuesday Aug 18 @Discovery. twitter.com/Discovery/stat…..