E-commerce platform Shopify has opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar space to provide help and support to store owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The space located at the ROW DTLA on S. Alameda Street will house a network of Gurus who provide assistance online, via telephone, and through live chat twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
“Our new space in downtown LA is a physical manifestation of our dedication and commitment to making commerce better for everyone. We’re thrilled to be able to take our proven educational, support, and community initiatives and put them to work in an always-on capacity,” said Satish Kanwar, VP of Product at Shopify. “We know that making more resources available to entrepreneurs, especially early on, makes them far more likely to succeed, and we’re happy to now be offering that through a brick-and-mortar experience in LA.”
“The path to being your own boss doesn’t need to be lonely or isolating,” added Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein. “With Shopify LA we wanted to create a hub where business owners can find support, inspiration, and community. Most importantly, entrepreneurs at all stages and of all sizes can learn together, have first access to our newest products, and propel their entrepreneurial dreams.”