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Revenue School provides sales training to largest cohort yet

By Evan Reed

Revenue School in the Shopify School of Commerce is hosting its largest cohort to date with thirteen sales trainees from across the United States and Canada.

Throughout the four-month training program, the new associates - who joined in June 2022 after graduating from university - have been learning sales fundamentals and gaining hands-on experience.

The associates gain skills on how to help drive customers’ business growth and focus on the value Shopify offers. Role plays also help them build confidence in dealing with customers, and workshops provide knowledge of Shopify and its products. Once the associates graduate from the program, they become eligible for full-time sales roles at Shopify.

Revenue School associates and team members

On the road - Revenue School travels to San Francisco

By Evan Lambert

The largest cohort yet for the School of Commerce sales training program travelled to San Francisco to engage in training workshops and team-building exercises.

Members from across Canada and the United States gathered in July 2022 for this two-day session - known as a Burst - to learn, problem-solve, and forge even stronger relationships. Since Shopify is a remote and digital-by-design organization, this opportunity to meet in real life to do deep dives and brainstorm is fundamental to the company culture.

Sessions included hands-on training, role-plays, meeting with leading sales experts, and wellness workshops from an accomplished author and speaker. The team bonded through joining in city tours, enjoying culinary experiences and visiting historical sites. The San Francisco Shopify office also provided world-class service and introduced the team to a number of goods from Shopify merchants.

San Francisco Burst 

Shopify attends university student pitch competition 

The Shopify School of Commerce partnered with the Gordon S. Lang School of Business Economics (at the University of Guelph) on a new course - Sales in a Digital Age. The students learned about all-things sales and participated in a pitch competition where they pitched the Shopify platform. Check out this video to see the highlights.

Shopify attends pitch competition at the University of Guelph

School of Commerce takes part in first-of-its-kind sales education conference

The School of Commerce participated in the panel “The Evolution of Sales in the Digital Economy” at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University in May 2022.

Shopify’s managing director for North America, Ritu Khanna (pictured far right), spoke about sales and career growth alongside executives from other top tech companies. The panel allowed the School of Commerce to connect with sales professors from across Canada and students with an interest in sales.

Panelists at a sales education conference