We just crossed a major milestone – 100,000 businesses now use Shopify to power their stores.

I want to thank Discount Lockbox for being store number 1,803 using Shopify.

You might not realize this, but the first Shopify store was my own. Almost a decade ago, I wanted to sell snowboards online. The options for shopping carts were either really expensive, or painfully complicated. Eventually this frustration was channeled into creating Shopify. We set out on a mission: to make ecommerce easier and more affordable, so that anyone could start their own online store.

In the years since, I’ve witnessed thousands of people accomplish life-long dreams of growing their own successful business, and nothing makes me happier. I love seeing all of the incredible things people do with our platform – whether it’s an online shop, at a physical retail store, or even just accepting payments using their mobile phone.

The trust that our merchants place in us is really humbling, and you can be sure that we will continue to work hard to make Shopify even better.

Thank you for being a part of the Shopify community.

Tobi Lütke 
Founder, Shopify