Around 2008, a group of young snowboarders was looking for a way they could sell snowboarding equipment to other snowboarding enthusiasts. While looking for a suitable site, they quickly figured out that there weren't any good online marketplaces available for their needs, or to provide a personalized shopping experience, so they simply made their own platform to do the job.
This platform would soon become one of the most popular e-commerce platforms today. It wasn’t an instant hit, however, and took a few years to take off properly. Today, Shopify hosts over 350,000 active stores which generate almost $30 billion in sales each year. Shopify is not just an e-commerce platform; it is also a website builder which allows merchants to design their very own modern and responsive websites to sell their goods.
Learn more about Shopify, check out this great infographic below provided by WebsiteBuilder!