Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage your business both online and in person.
Shopify's expertise and leadership in commerce comes from the experiences of millions of merchants on the Shopify platform. Their successes allow us to forecast and build the right features to not only power commerce today but to help shape and define what the industry looks like tomorrow.
What is Shopify?
Shopify is a complete commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business.
Our expertise and leadership in commerce comes from the experiences of millions of merchants on our platform. Their successes allow us to forecast and build the right features to not only power commerce today but to help shape and define what the industry looks like tomorrow.
How does Shopify work?
Shopify unifies all of your commerce onto a single platform.
With Shopify, merchants can build and customize an online store and sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, in person, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops and across multiple channels from social media to online marketplaces.
Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you can access it from any connected compatible device and we’ll handle software and server upgrades and maintenance for you. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.
On any given day, a commerce business requires an array of tools to manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping—and they spend a lot of time and money stitching the disparate systems and data together. Shopify groups those technologies together and ensures that you can easily access and integrate any other business tools you need to make Shopify work for your business.
- Shopify supports the entire ecommerce community. Online, offline and everywhere in between. We are home to the largest, most diverse set of entrepreneurs, merchants, developers, and partners.
- Shopify is global. We empower entrepreneurs around the world to create, connect, and innovate their businesses. With merchants spanning more than 175 countries, we provide entrepreneurs everywhere the platform, building blocks and tools needed to win in commerce.
- Shopify empowers creative expression. We believe there should be more unique voices, stories and experiences, not fewer, and that’s why we design our product with the greatest amount of extensibility, flexibility and expression.
- Shopify is the most integrated commerce platform out of the box. Shopify not only centralizes entire commerce businesses but also offers access to the widest set of commerce ecosystem integrations built using a shared technical framework. This deep integration and access ensures we have breadth and depth of themes, apps, channels, surfaces, products and experiences.
- Shopify absorbs unnecessary complexity. We know the world isn't designed for independent businesses to start, scale and succeed. That’s why we make it as simple and accessible as possible to maximize entrepreneurs’ access to growth tools.
- Shopify is built to scale with you. No matter your technical maturity, growth, size, complexity, location—you will never lack access to technology and features to build your business, and you will never outgrow Shopify as your needs change, scale or evolve.
Get started with Shopify today
Shopify isn’t just a piece of software or a singular product—it’s an all-in-one commerce platform. More than that, it’s a rich ecosystem that creates value for business owners by bringing together developers, business experts, and shoppers in the shared pursuit of making commerce better for everyone.