The year that was, and the year ahead…

This week we were joined by True Blue Aussie – Rhys Furner, Head of Partnerships & Sales Development at Shopify Plus APAC Region. 

Rhys Joined us from the Sunshine Coast of QLD to talk about the year that was and the future ahead for Shopify Plus in the APAC Region. We loved recording this episode and look forward to catching up with Rhys again soon! Check out the episode below.

The topics that we covered in this episode include;

  • BFCM – Rhys shared some phenomenal stats out of the 2020 BFCM week. 
  • Growth of Shopify in APAC, why were Australia and New Zealand such early adopters?
  • What has been the feedback from Partners in APAC?
  • What does 2021 look like for merchants and for Shopify? 
  • How is APAC growing?

Some of the amazing statistics Rhys mentions in regards to Australian BFCM

  • 88% growth YoY, slightly higher than the global average 48% growth YoY of consumers in Australia purchasing through Shopify merchants
  • 25 minutes was the average time from start to checkout
  • 10:00AM AEDT on Black Friday we hit peak sales
  • Melbourne was the top-selling city followed by Sydney, then Brisbane, then Byron Bay
  • $143.27 was the average cart price

You can find Rhys on LinkedIn here  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhysfurner/

And for more information about Shopify Plus – https://www.shopify.co.nz/plus

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by zyber2020
December 9, 2020

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