Using its entirely electronic platform, Shopify has already helped nearly 600,000 stores operate online but the upcoming Shopify store is set to help small businesses with in-person advice and sessions to help expand their operations. The brick-and-mortar store is still fairly secretive, but the Canadian e-commerce platform has announced that the location will be in the United States. According to Satish Kanwar, VP of product at Shopify, this new venture will "help small businesses figure out what’s ahead in the turbulent retail environment today.”
The Shopify store will reportedly host daily workshops for small businesses that will be led by Shopify-trained "gurus." The gurus will also be available for one-on-one consultations to provide resources, strategies, and guidance for future business partners. The Shopify store will also host community groups, meet-ups, panels and other networking events aimed at helping small businesses expand in an ever-changing market.