News of Shopify laying off 10% of it’s employees – around 1000 people – surprised many this week. Shopify’s CEO Tobias Lütke admitted they’d made mistakes during the pandemic era, the biggest of which was betting as big as they did on the future of Ecommerce and it’s ability to thrive during global uncertainty.
However it is not all doom and gloom in the world of online retail. Some of Shopify’s biggest competitors and software app partners are rushing to fill hundreds of open roles as the Ecommerce boom continues in many sub-categories of the industry. As a well established market leader, experienced Shopify employees who are now in the job market for the first time in years will surely be in high demand.
Here are 5 successful companies we admire here at Ecommerce Intelligence who are hiring for hundreds of positions.
Arguably Shopify’s biggest competitor in the world of Ecommerce SaaS platforms, BigCommerce saw year-on-year revenue growth of 44% for the 2021 fiscal year. Currently their dedicated careers website lists 66 open roles for Ecommerce professionals with jobs focused on everything from business development to marketing and engineering.
Yotpo is one of the largest and most successful Ecommerce apps on the Shopify app store. Their software allows online store owners to seamlessly collected and display customer reviews and other forms of user generated content. Yotpo also work with all major Ecommerce platforms, and are not exclusive to Shopify.
In 2021 Yotpo completing a $230M fundraising round at a valuable of $1.4 Billion. Their careers page currently advertises 73 open Ecommerce roles across 8 locations.
Klaviyo is ranked as the #1 ecommerce email marketing software tool for Shopify brands, with tens of thousands of customers. The Klaviyo careers page currently lists 98 open positions covering marketing, sales, agency services, engineering, HR, finance, legal, and more.
Klaviyo is enjoying rapid growth and raised $320M in 2021, doubling it’s valuable to $9.4 Billion.
SalesForce Commerce Cloud
Commerce Cloud by SalesForce is an enterprise Ecommerce platform for the world’s biggest brands. They currently have 93 Ecommerce job listings open on Indeed.com. SalesForce has been one of the fastest growing major sofware companies over the last few years. Their 2022 fiscal year results reported a 25% year-on-year revenue increase, with total company revenues at $26.49 Billion.
The popularity of SquareSpace as a user friendly website builder continues to grow. This includes fully functional Ecommerce websites that look just as good as Shopify’s. The SquareSpace careers website currently lists 119 open positions across five major US cities, along with many remote positions.
For the 2022 fiscal year SquareSpace forecasts revenues of up to $878 Million, a 12% year-on-year increase.