Shopify invests in Yotpo as part of multiyear partnership
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Supported by a strategic investment in Yotpo by Shopify, the platform partnership will help accelerate Yotpo’s growth and product development, ultimately empowering merchants to better connect with their customers and grow their businesses through innovative marketing tools and solutions.
This stronger alliance will position Yotpo as one of the early launch partners for new Shopify development features. In this role, Yotpo aspires to develop first-to-market technologies that help merchants of all sizes stand out in a competitive landscape. Aligning product development roadmaps, the two companies will work to develop shopping experiences that are seamlessly connected between touchpoints and improve the one-to-one relationship between merchants and their customers.
Tomer Tagrin, CEO at Yotpo, said in a statement: “This new platform partnership is a significant milestone in our company journey, in our longstanding relationship with Shopify, and in service to our customers. With the last year’s addition of SMS marketing to the Yotpo platform, we now have five cutting-edge products available to Shopify merchants. We look forward to working even more closely with Shopify to provide smarter, more connected experiences that create real value for our mutual customers.
“Our two companies share a common belief that, for the future of commerce to thrive, merchants must be able to own direct relationships with their customers. This platform partnership directly responds to the enormous amount of time and energy merchants currently are required to spend competing for customer attention. Through deeper integration between our two technologies, Yotpo and Shopify are working together to innovate on the marketing tech stack and dramatically recode the infrastructure of eCommerce.”
Brandon Chu, VP Product Acceleration at Shopify, added: “Yotpo is a shining example of what is possible in the Shopify Ecosystem of partners and developers. We have watched the team deliver incredible value to merchants and have admired their tenacity and passion for building a better version of eCommerce where independent brands own relationships with their customers. Their marketing technology solutions have become trusted by thousands of merchants, and we are thrilled to invest in their growth and create even more impact, together.
“Our hope is that Yotpo’s story, and our strategic partnership, demonstrates to our ecosystem that there is no limit to the size of impact you can have on our platform. As you reach scale, Shopify wants to build a product alliance with you, for the betterment of merchants, forever.”
Yotpo is one of the greatest success stories of the Shopify Ecosystem, a community of developers and partners who make apps that support 1.7M+ merchants. Yotpo’s mission is to help merchants thoughtfully and intentionally strengthen customer relationships with innovative features available through products for SMS Marketing, Loyalty, Referrals, Reviews, and Visual UGC. Mutual customers for Yotpo and Shopify include Steve Madden, Princess Polly, Brooklinen, ThirdLove, UntucKit, Chubbies, Sol de Janeiro, Alkaline Herb Shop and Parks Project.