Industry experts forecast Australia's ecommerce market to reach $37 billion in revenue by 2013.
Thousands of Australians have built and run successful online stores with Shopify. Last year we ran a Build-A-Business competition which saw over 3,000 new online stores created. Interestingly, Australian ecommerce stores accounted for 8% of participants, but made up an impressive 38% of the leader-board. Lesson learned? Australian entrepreneurs build awesome online businesses.
This year we're running our third Build-A-Business competition and it's open for Australian entrepreneurs to compete. All you have to do is open an online store with Shopify and start selling. Tim Ferriss, Eric Ries, Daymond John & Tina Roth Eisenberg will mentor you throughout the competition, and you'll have a chance to win one of four prize packs that include a $50K investment, a VIP trip for two to NYC to meet the mentors, $20K in Google AdWords credits, and a feature article in Fast Company. Last years Australian winners were: FlockStocks, My Footy Boots, and Opena Case.
To celebrate Australian ecommerce entrepreneurs, we've rounded up 22 beautiful and successful online stores powered by Shopify: