Shopify and Amazon Team up to Help Online Merchants Grow

Shopify selected as Amazon’s preferred migration solution for Webstore merchants

Ottawa, Canada – September 17, 2015 – Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SH), a leading cloud-based multichannel commerce platform, today announced that it has been selected as the preferred migration provider for Amazon Webstore merchants. In addition, Shopify is providing its merchants with tools and services to help customers grow their online business and easily integrate Amazon offerings such as Login and Pay with Amazon, Fulfilment by Amazon and Selling on Amazon.

Both Amazon and Shopify are leaders in ecommerce so it’s a natural fit that we would enable our retailers to seamlessly run their businesses across either platform,” said Harley Finkelstein, Shopify’s Chief Platform Officer. “Many of Shopify’s existing 175,000+ merchants already use Amazon as a sales channel, and this will bridge the gap between our two companies, with just a few simple steps.”

Shopify is making it easier for online businesses to sell on both Amazon and other channels using Shopify. The channels that Shopify also supports include an online store, point of sale system, and buy buttons on social platforms.

Shopify merchants can access the following tools and services:

  • Migration of Amazon Webstores: Amazon Webstore sellers can now seamlessly migrate their businesses to a Shopify account, with no interruption to their online businesses. Webstore sellers can select any Shopify plan, starting at $29/month, and receive a 30-day free trial. Shopify will provide support to assist in the store migrations. Webstore sellers can start the migration process or learn more by signing up for Shopify via amazon.shopify.com/webstore.
  • Login and Pay with Amazon: Shopify merchants can enable Amazon’s payment gateway in the U.S. This gives consumers the ability to login and pay using their Amazon credentials. As a consumer’s shipping and payment information is stored with Amazon, they can quickly and securely checkout on desktop or mobile.
  • Fulfilment by Amazon: Shopify merchants can ship products sold on their websites using inventory stored in Amazon’s fulfilment centers.

For more information please visit: amazon.shopify.com/webstore.

Amazon and Shopify will also work on integrations that will give Shopify merchants the ability to list products simultaneously on Shopify and through Selling on Amazon. For updates on the integrations and to register for early access, sign up at amazon.shopify.com.

About Shopify

Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media such as Pinterest and Facebook, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 175,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries, including: Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Wikipedia, LA Lakers, the New York Stock Exchange, GoldieBlox, and many more.