eCommerce Fastlane

Bring Shopify To More Merchants Faster With The Investor Partner Program

Your Business Is A Journey.  Investment In Yourself Pays Dividends.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Attentive, the most comprehensive text message marketing solution for modern Shopify brands.

Inspiring and educating Shopify-powered brands to navigate and accelerate growth through podcasts and strategic insights. We discuss the latest cutting-edge marketing strategies, evergreen tactics and share a roadmap for you to improve efficiencies, profitably grow revenue and build lifetime customer loyalty. Rise to the next level by implementing a new idea, strategy, Shopify app, or marketing platform that’s being shared today!

In today’s episode, my guest is Jamie Oliver the Partner & Channel Development Lead at Shopify. They are a team that has built the Shopify Investor Partner Program. This initiative simplifies and streamlines the process for investor-backed businesses to migrate to Shopify and to discover technology and service partners to help launch and optimize their business.

Let’s learn more about this incredible program with Shopify and the notable partners in the Shopify ecosystem that help brands improve efficiencies, profitably grow revenue, and build lifetime customer loyalty.

What You Will Learn Today

  • Introduction to a program that manages partnerships with Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) firms that invest in DTC merchants.
  • How Shopify’s platform paired with technology and service partners enables a rapid go-to-market strategy.
  • The investment philosophies of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms.
  • Benefits of the Shopify Plus Certified App Program for brands and equity partners.

Links And Resources Mentioned

Tweetable Gold Nugget

We’ve sourced some really valuable preferred commercial terms from top Shopify technology partners that can be passed down to portfolio companies and reducing the decision fatigue that can stem from evaluating technology or service partners.Click To Tweet
Our team’s goal is to ensure that investment groups are equipped with the right tools and expertise surrounding Shopify and our ecosystem to support informed decision-making and the growth of their portfolio companies. Click To Tweet

Thank You For Listening

Thank you kindly for choosing to listen to the show and for supporting the podcast and its sponsors. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.

We would also be so grateful if you would consider taking a minute or two to leave an honest review and rating for the show on Apple Podcasts. They’re extremely helpful when it comes to reaching our entrepreneurial audience. Steve Hutt reads each and every one personally!

Growth Mindset?

If you’re reading down here, we know the answer 😉

Subscribe to eCommerce Fastlane and get an instant notification when a new episode is released. We’re available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherGoogle Play or wherever you get your podcasts.

Thanks for being a supporter and loyal listener... I'll see you in the next episode!

Episode Sponsor: Attentive


Today’s episode is brought to you by Attentive, the most comprehensive text message marketing solution for modern Shopify brands.

How do the most innovative companies reach mobile consumers? Meet Attentive, the text messaging solution trusted by innovative retail & e-commerce brands like CB2, Coach, and thousands of Shopify brands. 

On average, Attentive customers see 25x ROI and 18.5% of their online revenue driven by SMS.  You can grow your SMS list fast and engage with high-value mobile subscribers with personalized messages that exceed your performance marketing goals. 

Getting started is super easy. Attentive’s best-in-class SMS marketing experts will help you quickly launch and scale your SMS program. 

Are you ready for SMS to become one of your top three revenue channels? 

Learn how to get started with your free trial by requesting a demo at attentivemobile.com 

I'm also on