The online e-commerce, retail platform Shopify is set to increase its workforce on the west coast of Ireland. The announcement came in from IDA Ireland who has helped the platform grow in the area. Support staff are being sought for the roles known as ’Shopify Guru’s’ who are Shopify business owners experts in using the platform themselves. What makes them unique is they have hands on business experience with the platform so they understand exactly what customers needs.
“We’ve seen the benefits of remote culture and how it can be utilised to rejuvenate the West of Ireland and counties like Galway,” John Riordan, director of support Ireland at Shopify.
CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said, “Over the last two years Shopify has championed a truly transformative style of employment across the west of Ireland with all Irish staff working remotely from home. I am delighted that this platform has proven to be such a huge success and is reinvesting in its Irish operations. This IDA Ireland supported investment is an important endorsement of the talent which is available right across the West Ireland.”
It comes as the e-commerce platform has also seen immense growth through a US partnership with online auction site eBay.
Now any US Shopify customer can sell directly through eBay helping customers reach new audiences with ease. We think this expansion will lead on to the same deal for customers in the UK and Europe.
According to Bloomberg news, Shopify has now another outlet for its 400,000 users. The eBay integration will first be available for U.S. customers selling in U.S. currency.
It seems that Shopify is looking to become the number one integration platform for all e-commerce platforms. Shopify also provides merchants with payment tools, shipping services and small merchant cash advance loans.
In June 2017, Shopify Capital released an earnings report. It documents a recent $561 million equity funding round with $18.6 million investment into its merchant cash advance product. With $11 million in new business cash advances as of April 2017, the company is looking to expand its operations.