When you’re finally able to go to a concert again, look around you: someone there is a part of the Shopify community. Worldwide, one in every 1,000 employed adults is supported by a Shopify merchant—that’s 3.6 million jobs around the world. This is just one of the statistics measured in Shopify’s Economic Impact Report produced by Deloitte.

The numbers within the report show what we call the Shopify Effect: a ripple impact of entrepreneurship that extends far beyond the borders of individual businesses, touching the lives of employees, families, communities, customers, suppliers, and the world.

“We’ve been conducting an experiment since Shopify was born,” said Tobi Lütke, Shopify CEO. “Our hypothesis is that all economies depend on entrepreneurs and small businesses to thrive. Over the years, we’ve found this to be true.”

Shopify remains focused on empowering merchants instead of chasing revenue—and this shows up in the numbers, too. For every $1 of Shopify’s revenue, our merchants generate $40.82.

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