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Shopify scores biggest growth in Japan, with 'room to grow'

E-commerce platform boosts transactions 350% during Black Friday-Cyber Monday

Shopify's headquarters in Ottawa: Japanese consumers were big spenders on the platform in the Black Friday-Cyber Monday period, with an average purchase of $106.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Canadian e-commerce company Shopify rang up $5.1 billion in global transactions during the crucial Black Friday-Cyber Monday period last month for a 76% increase on the year, and Japan led major markets with a jump of around 350%.

In addition to a boost in demand from people nesting at home, vendors on the Shopify platform doubled down on sales promotions.

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