Shopify Acquires Remix, a Startup Developing Open Source Web Framework

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Published on 11/01/2022

 

Shopify Acquires Remix

The world was digitalized into a single platform by e-commerce, which crossed borders and distances. Surprisingly, e-commerce evolution is accelerating due to shifting demographics, escalating rivalry, and increased customer expectations.

Recently, Remix, an American online framework supplier, was acquired by Shopify to strengthen its headless commerce platform.

The agreement was announced on Twitter by Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, who also stated that the company intended to integrate Remix "under the hood" of Hydrogen, its framework tool for creating stores.

The first iteration of Hydrogen became accessible so that Shopify users could create headless commerce shops in November last year. Headless commerce divides the frontend and backend of their e-commerce experiences, allowing businesses to test and experiment with web apps with greater agility and flexibility.

Shopify Hydrogen

Shopify Hydrogen is a new framework tool for creating React and JavaScript-based Shopify businesses. Shopify Liquid, the platform's coding language, is currently the only option for developing stores on the platform. While Liquid is a reliable coding solution, it has limits, particularly over its site performance. The addition of JavaScript and React will enhance the default Shopify store experience and create a vast array of possibilities for developing one-of-a-kind stores on the Shopify Platform.

Shopify has developed a list of React components set for smooth integration into its new stores in addition to the Hydrogen launch. They will enhance the development procedure and improve the developer's experience.

The Open Web

With this acquisition of Remix, Shopify is anticipated to use Remix more frequently in its developer platform. Remix and Shopify were connected before the acquisition since Hydrogen, Remix's flagship product, utilized React Router. Shopify stated that Hydrogen would be delving even further into the storefront toolbox with the addition of Remix, opening up many additional options.

Ryan Florence and Michael Jackson co-founded Remix, a full-stack web framework for delivering web application. They disclosed $3 million in fundraising last year, led by OSS Capital.

Recent Acquisition of Shopify

In recent years, Shopify has made significant investments in its tech stack through acquisitions and investments, many of which have ties to its ecosystem. To grow its internal fulfilment network, Shopify finalized the purchase of Deliverr in July for $2.1 billion. More recently, the company invested in WATI, a Hong Kong SaaS startup that enables companies to deliver customized notifications to clients over WhatsApp.

There are indications that Shopify is beginning to withstand the economic downturn after a rocky Q2. Last week, the company reported lower-than-anticipated Q3 losses, which caused shares to increase by as much as 17%.

Most of Shopify's relationships are strategic, as evidenced by its August $100 million partnership with Klaviyo, a supplier of marketing automation SaaS, and its investment in AI recommendation firm Crossing Minds in the US.

About Shopify

Shopify is a multi-channel, cloud-based e-commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses. With its corporate headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Shopify was founded in 2004. The software allows retailers to create, set up, and manage their stores across various platforms, including the web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up stores. The platform offers merchants a robust back-office and a single view of their business. Small businesses can run an online store more easily with Shopify's portfolio of services, including marketing tools, customer engagement, payments, and shipping. Developers can now create applications for Shopify's online businesses and sell them on the Shopify App Store thanks to the advent of an application programming interface (API) platform.

Due to the Shopify platform's stability and scalability, companies of all sizes may now access enterprise-level technology. Brands like Tesla, Red Bull, Nestle, GE, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more rely on Shopify, which presently powers over 800,000 businesses in about 175 countries.

About Remix

Remix is a full-stack web framework that enables you to concentrate on the user interface and go back to the basics of the web to offer a quick, fluid, and reliable user experience. It may be deployed on any Node.js server and non-Node.js edge environments like Cloudflare Workers. It includes esbuild, React Router, server-side rendering, production server, and backend optimization.

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Peter Daniels
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