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Shopify Is Joining Twitter in Permanent Work-From-Home Shift

  • Canadian e-commerce company switching to ‘digital by default’
  • Offices will be closed until end of year and redesigned
Shopify headquarters in Ottawa.

Shopify headquarters in Ottawa.

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Shopify Inc. will allow its 5,000 employees to work from home indefinitely, even after the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic fade and cities lift shutdowns.

The company plans to keep its offices largely closed for the rest of the year as it re-designs its space for a “digital by default” mindset and adjusts to a remote work environment, Tobi Lutke, chief executive officer of the Canadian e-commerce giant, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Offices will be limited to 20% to 25% capacity after that.