Shopify Merchants Can Now Sell NFTs Directly on the Platform

July 28, 2021, 10:00 AM AEST - 2 months ago

Popular e-commerce platform Shopify is gradually tapping into the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) trend. In a recent tweet, president Harley Finkelstein mentioned that Shopify merchants can now sell NFT content directly from their online stores. 

At the moment, this offering is only available for a limited number of merchants. A select few for now. Stay tuned, the president said. 

Chicago Bulls to Debut First NFT Sale on Shopify

According to Finkelstein, the Chicago Bulls basketball team will be hosting one of the first NFT collection sales under Shopify. The so-named Bulls Legacy Collection” will be a limited edition offering to highlight the team’s six World Championship rings and NBA titles. 

The Chicago Bulls NFTs were minted on Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain, and “no more than” 567 will be minted. 

Before Shopify offered this capability, merchants would have to sell through a third-party marketplace [with] less control of the sale and customer relationship. Once again, we are putting the power back into the hands of merchants and meeting customers how and where they want to buy.

Shopify president Harley Finkelstein

Shopify Keeps Drawing Close to the Crypto Space

Shopify is one major e-commerce company that has tried to blend into cryptocurrency trends. Since 2014, the company has been supporting crypto integrations. As recently as April 6, Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke showed interest in DeFi, asking for opportunities and suggesting the role the company could play in the decentralised finance space. 

Last year, Crypto News Australia reported that Australian developer Jeronimo Backes was working on an integration that will enable Shopify stores to accept payments easily in Cardano (ADA).

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