According to a November 28th, 2017 Business Wire news article, Shopify merchants report 1 Billion in sales in 2017.
“This $1 billion milestone emphatically stakes a flag in the ground for entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the world”, said Tobi Lutke, Founder and CEO, Shopify. “Their global impact was felt through each and every sale to a customer who chose to buy from our unique merchants, and we’re fiercely proud of helping them be successful during a period historically dominated by big box retailers.”
500,000 merchants in 175 countries sold over $1 billion (USD) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Interestingly, mobile sales outpaced desktop sales for the third year by more than 10%, with apparel, accessories, and hardware leading the way.