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Creating the Future of Shopify Plus: Come Live, Work, and Play in Our Community

Shopify Plus has big ideas when it comes to innovation and how that impacts their role in the community.

“For us, innovation isn’t just about delivering new code, or new product ideas. It’s about leaving everything we know about running a world-class company behind, and writing a new book on what amazing looks like."
Loren Padelford, GM of Shopify Plus

By baking innovation into our very DNA, we have altered our approach to every aspect of the business, including recruitment and how we invest in the Waterloo Region.

With the densest population of startups of any city outside of Silicon Valley, dozens of series B and C financed companies are growing teams in Waterloo. And some of the biggest names in tech (Google, SAP, Square, Oracle and more) have set-up shop to leverage the innovation and talent of the area.  

Shopify Plus takes our role in this vibrant community seriously. We have ambitious plans to expand our campus in the region knowing how important it is to offer employees a rewarding career in a city that’s affordable, diverse, and vibrant.  

Here’s what just a few of their employees love about working in Waterloo at Shopify Plus.

 

Looking for more? Check out all our growing teams.

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How to Supercharge Your Instagram Sales Funnel (Because We Built a Multimillion-Dollar Business Doing It)

How to Supercharge Your Instagram Sales Funnel (Because We Built a Multimillion-Dollar Business Doing It)

How to Supercharge Your Instagram Sales Funnel (Because We Built a Multimillion-Dollar Business Doing It)

Back in 2015, Foundr Magazine grew their Instagram following from 0 to 400,000 in less than a year.

Today, they’re sitting at over a million.

Followers, however, were just the start.

Instagram was also central in …

  • Creating a monthly readership of over a 100,000 unique visitors
  • Generating 30,000 new email subscribers in 30 days and eventually building a list of over 250,000
  • Increasing onsite conversions by 30%
  • Bootstrapping themselves into a multimillion-dollar digital-media company

And they’re far from alone.

Today, Foundr’s Content Crafter Jonathan Chan reveals not just the tactics they use at Foundr … but how ecommerce brands can supercharge their funnels and drive bottom line results.

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5 Ways to Amplify the Power of Your Reviews This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Amplify the Power of Your Reviews This Holiday Season

When you're buying a gift, and don't quite know what to get, product reviews are a huge relief, right? 

  • "Looks like these parents really like this toy for their kids"
  • "Will my spouse like this shirt?"
  • "Is this thing really worth the hype?" 

Reviews give us insight into what real people who were also once indecisive really think, and help anchor us (or steer clear from) different products. 

But when you think of them from a business perspective, are you using them as effectively as you could? 

Our partners at PowerReviews belive there's so much more that can be done, and have put together this great article to explore just how much more can be done with, and influenced by customer reviews. 

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How to Create Personalized Experiences for Unknown Black Friday/Cyber Monday Mobile Visitors

How to Create Personalized Experiences for Unknown Black Friday/Cyber Monday Mobile Visitors

How to Create Personalized Experiences for First Time Black Friday/Cyber Monday Mobile Traffic

When we talk about personalization, it seems most of the conversation is still centered around the logged-in, registered, desktop user.

While there's still a lot of untapped potential there, this year, there's going to be even more opportunity in a group you probably didn't think you couldn't optimize for...

Logged out, mobile users.

For people you think you have no information on, you'll be surprised just how much you can still personalize their experience, and convert them to registered customers this Black Friday/Cyber Monday season. 

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Global Fulfillment: A Guide to Finding the Right Shipping Partner Internationally

Global Fulfillment: A Guide to Finding the Right Shipping Partner Internationally

Global Fulfillment: A Guide to Finding the Right Shipping Partner Internationally

Mounting costs. Zero reliability. And a growing pile of customer complaints. 

Those are just a few of the fires global fulfillment can spark.

Naturally, given the rise of international ecommerce … going global is no longer a choice, but a necessity. 

If you find yourself in a similar situation — or, if you’re about to launch a new global ecommerce strategy — it’s time to consider an international fulfillment partner. Here’s how.

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Top Omni-Channel Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges Ecommerce Founders Must Face

Top Omni-Channel Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges Ecommerce Founders Must Face

Top Omni-Channel Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges in Ecommerce

Today’s ecommerce customer wants it all. And they want it all … right now.

From combining retail locations and online stores, from trying it on to trying it out, from not just purchasing through a variety of interconnected channels but aligning those channels for real-time inventory availability and fulfillment via a host of delivery or pickup choices.

Omni-channel logistics presents an answer. But not before facing four key challenges …

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Facebook Advertising: How to Win Over Your Customers in Less Than 8 Seconds

Facebook Advertising: How to Win Over Your Customers in Less Than 8 Seconds

The average attention span of a human today is only 8 seconds. 

And since we are bombarded with a steady flow of content online including photos, videos, messages, status updates, and advertisements, the competition for eyeballs and real estate on Facebook is steep.

Want to break through the noise and convert more customers on the Facebook platform?

You're in luck. Special guest contributor Tara Johnson, Lead Reporter, Retail at CPC Strategy shares her insights on how to do exactly that.

Read on to gain expert advice on Facebook marketing strategies and best practices.

 

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“Out of Stock”: How Savvy Ecommerce Directors Create Rock-Solid Merchandise Plans

“Out of Stock”: How Savvy Ecommerce Directors Create Rock-Solid Merchandise Plans

It happened again.

You worked long and hard on your sales plans. You crunched the numbers from last season. You projected into the future.

It all seemed so beautifully anticipated.

But here it is:

Your tenth, twentieth, maybe even thirtieth customer complaint … that the one thing they want is out of stock.

Is inventory management doomed to be hit or miss? Can you really anticipate everything? Or is that kind of foresight just a myth?

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Breaking into Data Intelligence: Making Sense of Your Data for Revenue & Growth

Breaking into Data Intelligence: Making Sense of Your Data for Revenue & Growth

Having access to analytics is one thing... Making sense of that data to make intelligent cost saving, revenue generating decisions, now that's something else entirely. This article is the first in a series by our friends over at Stitch Labs that'll help demystify data and analytics so you can start measuring what matters, and optimizing for growth.

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Decoding Customer Lifetime Value and Designing Buyer Behavior

Decoding Customer Lifetime Value and Designing Buyer Behavior

Customer Lifetime Value & Creating

Happy Monday, 

It's Tommy Walker, editor of the Shopify Plus blog here. I hope you've had a cup of coffee, because I've got a special guest article from the talented David Williams of RJMetrics that'll have you rethinking your strategies for the rest of the week. 

In this piece, David's company does a deep analysis of top performing ecommerce companies, and breaks down the startling differences in how top performers influence buyer behavior. 

For instance, did you know top performing ecommerce companies drive repeat revenue from customers in the first 30 days? Or that by year three, repeat revenue eventually overtakes new customer revenue? Imagine how profitable the margins on those sales must be.

David breaks this, and many other aspects of their research down in this data-driven piece that will get you excited about how you market again. I hope you enjoy it.

If you have any questions, or want to make a suggestion for a future piece, please feel free to email me at editor@shopifyplus.com 

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