The week is coming to an end, it has been an interesting week in the ecommerce industry, a lot has happened for the most popular ecommerce platforms. This week saw Shopify hiring workers in Ireland, the hottest global ecommerce markets and much more.
Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify to create 50 Irish jobs
Shopify is starting to hire the company’s customer support agents, to work remotely in the Galway region. The company says that the new operations will allow it to better serve their international merchants across any time zone. Headquartered in Canada, Shopify has over 600 employees and currently powers more than 165,000 stores in approximately 150 countries. Read my full Shopify review here.
Mexico’s e-commerce market is quickly becoming one of the most dynamic growth sectors in the country’s economy. Companies such as Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Palacio de Hierro are all investing in e-commerce in Mexico. I checked in with David Bernardo, the founding partner of LITS ebusiness, a leading e-commerce consulting firm that is based in Mexico City. Bernardo is widely considered to be one of the leading experts in the emerging field of e-commerce in Mexico.
These Are the Hottest Global Ecommerce Markets
Favorable government policies, high duty thresholds and the popularity of U.S. brands all contribute to making some global ecommerce markets hotter than others, experts said. Canada is the most popular country outside the U.S. for cross-border sellers to sell in – nearly 60% (58.5%) do, according to MCM Outlook 2015. More than 30% (31.7%) said they sell into Australia, and 29.3% sell to customers in Mexico.
In 2015 and for years to come, the ecommerce economy is expected to continue its upward trajectory and rapid growth. As an entrepreneur, this opportunity for success and sustainability is exciting, promising and intriguing. Whether you’ve already been involved with the launch of an ecommerce business in the past or are looking to get involved with your first venture, now is the time to get your foot in the door.
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