Retail therapy for all with EY and Shopify alliance

Shopify Inc., a provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, has entered into a global alliance with EY to help enterprise organizations maximize the potential of online commerce and support the sale of regulated products.

This alliance aims to help enterprises activate and scale their e-commerce business in two ways: firstly, through EY e-commerce system integration services, and secondly, by creating new secure options for the sale of regulated products such as pharmaceutical products and alcoholic beverages.

The EY-Shopify alliance synergizes Shopify’s speed-to-value, customizable platform with the integration capabilities of EY across back-end systems, such as ERP, CRM, inventory management, fulfilment and financial reporting, back-end implementation and indirect taxes, and front-end customer experience.

A total of 500 technical professionals will play a vital role in bringing the alliance to enterprise customers at scale and add accelerated value to customers. Additional support will be extended to those tech professionals by enabling 10,000 consultants through exposure to the Shopify platform.

This alliance will also establish a set of first-of-its-kind EY wavespace X Shopify centers which aim to improve online customer experience and solutions, reimagine the world of e-commerce and unlock new markets for regulated products.

Kristina Rogers, EY Global Consumer Leader, said: “Enterprises and online merchants are re-evaluating their e-commerce strategies to provide better, more relevant and frictionless experiences to meet high e-commerce customer expectations. This collaboration with Shopify will help brands enhance their customer journeys, explore new channels an ultimately grow their businesses – all while navigating the increasingly complex world of regulated retail.”

Harley Finkelstein, president at Shopify, said: “Modern enterprises operate in a complex environment where scale, speed and flexibility are needed to drive growth. We are excited to work with EY teams to bring the performance, customization and commerce expertise that our merchants know and love to more large enterprises around the world.”