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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 Personalize for Unknown Black Friday Cyber Monday Mobile Visitors

How to Personalize 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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Supercharge Your Instagram Sales Funnel with Lessons from a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Supercharge Your Instagram Sales Funnel with Lessons from a Multi-Million Dollar Business

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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Global Fulfillment: A Guide to Finding the Right Shipping Partner

Global Fulfillment: A Guide to Finding the Right Shipping Partner

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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10 Segments to Make More Money with Your Black Friday, Cyber Monday Emails

10 Segments to Make More Money with Your Black Friday, Cyber Monday Emails

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Email Segmentation

It’s the most important weekend of the year… and your email performance is more likely to be lower than usual. 

Revenue per email sent is 4x higher on an average day than on Cyber Weekend.  

A depressing 0.14% of all emails convert on Cyber Weekend. The cold hard truth is that simply sending more email doesn’t guarantee success. 

That's not to say you shouldn't send emails ... 

Despite its dip in average performance, 27% of sales driven by email. And fortunately for you, we've got 10 tactics for you to make the most of your email marketing campaigns for the Cyber Weekend. 

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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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How to Amass +110k Micro-Influencers on Instagram & Increase Referral Sales 300%

How to Amass +110k Micro-Influencers on Instagram & Increase Referral Sales 300%

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To quadruple sales, reduce customer acquisition costs, and create a loyal army of brand fanatics willing to sell your products for free … 

You’re gonna have to do something most don’t: crack the Instagram code. 

But we’re not talking Instagram marketing in the traditional sense. 

Instead, today’s guest post — from the CEO of one of the world’s fastest-growing brands — illustrates the exact process being used to turn Instagram into a high-growth referral marketing engine powered by more than 100k highly engaged brand evangelists … 

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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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Ecommerce Subscriptions: Lifting CLV 38%, Revenue 20% & Sales Beyond $30M

Ecommerce Subscriptions: Lifting CLV 38%, Revenue 20% & Sales Beyond $30M

Ecommerce Subscriptions: Lifting CLV 38%, Revenue 20% & Sales Beyond $30M

If you haven’t launched your own ecommerce subscription service … you’re missing out on a market growing at 4,461%. 

But where to start? And how do you optimize if you’ve already begun? 

Today we’re breaking the true business value of ecommerce subscriptions by exploring industry-wide data as well as how four different Shopify Plus merchants: 

  • Drove subscription revenue from 0 to 20% 
  • Increased paying subscribers 53% MoM 
  • Created a customer category worth +38% in LTV 
  • Sold $30M+ in subscriptions in less than a year 

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How 3 Brands Scaled Their Ecommerce Subscription Model 100-350%

How 3 Brands Scaled Their Ecommerce Subscription Model 100-350%

Across the board, ecommerce subscriptions are seeing incredible growth. 

Between 2013 and 2016, visits to top subscription box websites increased 2,963% and sales rose by the billions. Of course, big numbers are often useless for practical application. 

That’s why — in this special guest post — we’ll look at how adding subscription-based products enabled … 

  • Kopari to increase their subscriptions by 100% 
  • Tiege Hanley to gain 10K+ Subscribers through vlogging 
  • BootayBag to grow their subscriber base by 350% in 2.5 years. 

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