Global

Everyone

No matter where they live, business owners can reach shoppers anywhere, helping them compete on the global stage.

Portrait of Markus Philipp, who runs Ontaria, standing in a backyard.

Markus Philipp’s Ontaria sells products internationally from Germany, reaching shoppers anywhere.

Markus Philipp’s Ontaria sells products internationally from Germany, reaching shoppers anywhere.

Our world is flat

We’ve simplified what was once an incredibly complex process so all business owners can access foreign markets, make international sales, and create an impact beyond their borders. We help them navigate details like payments, taxes, shipping, and fulfillment, increasing economic resiliency and their likelihood to scale.

The power to scale

Small business owners around the world are proving how starting a global business is within everyone’s reach.

The future is borderless commerce

The exports of businesses on Shopify are growing at seven times the global average.

  • Export growth of businesses on Shopify
  • Global export growth

Modern consumerism rerouted globally

Businesses on Shopify in developing regions benefit from a major advantage: over 93% of their export sales went to advanced economies in 2018, compared to less than 65% for the global average.

  • Exports to developed countries
  • Domestic sales
  • Exports to developing countries

2018 exports from developing countries

Portrait of Shopify Partner Kathy Tan standing in front of a city skyline.

Kathy Tan in Malaysia is among over 12,000 Shopify Partners who helped businesses in other countries in 2018, proving that geography is no longer a barrier.

Kathy Tan in Malaysia is among over 12,000 Shopify Partners who helped businesses in other countries in 2018, proving that geography is no longer a barrier.

Independent doesn’t mean alone

We connect business owners with Shopify Partners who help them market and sell more goods across borders. The number of merchant-to-partner connections through Shopify has never been higher. Together, they are changing the way consumers everywhere buy, sell, and think about the availability of goods. Now, business owners can reach far beyond their own town, city, state, or country. There’s no limit to how far they can go.

Borderless collaborations

By connecting more businesses with Shopify Partners, we’re collectively rewriting the global rules of exchange and commerce. Power now resides in the hands of the many, not the few.

“The global economy is slowing [and] world trade is contracting... Entrepreneurship needs to be unleashed, and barriers to innovation, productivity, and competitiveness eliminated.”

Chief Economist at Deloitte Canada