26 Aug '13, 7am

How @Shopify plans to be an advocate for Asia's small online retailers

How @Shopify plans to be an advocate for Asia's small online retailers

How Shopify plans to be an advocate for Asia’s small online retailers August 26, 2013 by Terence LEE When Shopify entered Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, there was plenty of buzz about how it lets retailers sell online without needing the skills to build a website or shopping cart from scratch. New to the region, the Canadian startup has been busy learning about the local environments, organizing meetups with retailers, sharing with them the benefits of using Shopify, and getting a feel for their needs. Shopify plans to be more than a distant online platform, according to Harley Finkelstein , the company’s Chief Platform Officer. It wants to be plugged deep into the community. “My promise is that once we learn enough about the region, we’ll be able to put pressure on our shipping partners to improve their services to online stores,” he said over a phone intervie...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/08/26/shopify-wants-to-be...

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