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Shopify Named Official Commerce Partner of Agenda Festival
[July 12, 2017]

Shopify Named Official Commerce Partner of Agenda Festival

Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP) ("Shopify" or the "Company"), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced that it will be the exclusive commerce partner of Agenda Festival. All onsite brands and vendors will be able to take advantage of Shopify's powerful point of sale technology and new Chip & Swipe reader to accept credit cards anywhere at anytime including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. The iOS and Android (News - Alert) supported reader is completely wireless, Bluetooth-enabled, has a one-week battery life on a single charge, and integrated with the latest EMV chip technology and industry-leading encryption to keep customers' transactions secure.

Agenda Festival has quickly become one of the industry's most hotly anticipated events. The event brings together over 500 pop up shops from today's most influential surf, skate, and lifestyle brands while surrounded by live music performances, art installations, limited edition product drops, panel discussions, skate contests, athletes, and a locally curated food selection.

"Looking at how the Shopify platform is changing the world of commerce, we thought bringing them on to further support our mission of disrupting conventional trade and event formats was the perfect partnership," said Aaron Levant, founder of Agenda and SVP of Reed Exhibitions. "We are confident that their reliability and scalability will help ensure Agenda fans have the best experience possible."

Shopify and Shopify POS has been the technology of choice at a number of major events and some of the world's largest pop up shops, including ComplexCon, Kylie Cosmetics, The Weeknd and Big Sean Pop Up. Some of these events generated millions of dollars in payments over one weekend.

"Supporting Agenda is closely aligned to our values at Shopify, as we will help empower hundreds of brands and entrepreneurs to securely sell with our new Chip & Swipe reader using just their phone or tablet," said IBK Ajila, Director of Retail Engineering at Shopify. "Making in-person selling affordable and simple for all businesses is a top priority for us, and Agenda is the perfect venue to demonstrate the power of pairing technology with commerce."

Agenda Festival takes place July 15 in Long Beach, California.

To learn more or pre-order the Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader, please visit:

About the Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader:

  • Completely wireless, no headphone jack needed
  • One-week battery life on a single charge
  • Supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express (News - Alert) and Discover
  • Chip and Swipe enabled
  • Supported on iOS & Android
  • Pairs easily using Bluetooth Low Energy connection
  • Sleek, elegant design with base to power and support the card reader in a retail space
  • Integrated with the Shopify ecosystem
  • Available to merchants in the U.S.

About Shopify
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces and physical retail locations. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Tesla, Nestle, GE, Red Bull, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

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