As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive traditionally offline economic activity online, Canadian businesses are taking advantage of the unprecedented rise in e-commerce.
One of those companies is Vancouver’s Spocket, a dropshipping platform and online merchant marketplace. Since March Spocket has doubled its merchant base, bringing its total users over 60,000.
Dropshipping is a fulfillment method that allows e-commerce merchants to source products from vendors, and then sell these products through their own online stores, without having to invest upfront or ever actually warehouse the stock.
Spocket’s success to date has been largely due to integrations with e-commerce giant Shopify and e-commerce plugin WooCommerce. This week the startup announced that two more significant integrations to its platform, Wix and BigCommerce.
The Wix and BigCommerce partnerships will connect Spocket to more merchants than any other dropshipping platform for verified US and EU goods—providing over two million entrepreneurs with access to dropshipping technology to grow a sustainable e-commerce business.
“Expanding Spocket’s integrations through these partnerships, provides an audience of over two million entrepreneurs access to the digital tools needed to maintain a successful eCommerce dropshipping business,” said Saba Mohebpour, Founder and CEO of Spocket.
“Dropshipping has made great strides in recent years. We are seeing reputable brands turn to dropshipping to expand their range of products and advancements in technology, like Spocket’s verified online merchant marketplace, making it more accessible as a legitimate business opportunity for working-professional entrepreneurs.”
Spocket’s goal is to empower 1 million merchants by 2024.