E-commerce provider Shopify reported [PDF] $505.2 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 on Wednesday, an increase of 47% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Annual revenues topped $1.57 billion in 2019, up 47% from 2018.
The company attributes the growth to a number of factors, including additional of marketing capabilities available to merchants on the platform such as Shopify Email and native chat for merchant sites.
Why we care
Shopify is aiming to become a centralized, end-to-end retail and marketing platform for merchants. The company continues to invest in efforts to build an affordable operational framework for merchants to grow — and maintain a competitive edge against Amazon. In 2019, Shopify launched its Shopify Distribution network, acquired 6 River Systems, added machine-learning powered inventory management systems and introduced Shopify Email.