Canada’s Shopify records Black Friday sales up 21%

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa

– Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc recorded worldwide sales of nearly $2.9 billion on Black Friday, an increase of about 21% in comparison to last year, the company said Saturday.

New York, London and Los Angeles were among the top-selling cities, the company said, while apparel and accessories was the top-selling product category.

Shopify also said it funded 23,000+ tonnes of carbon removal to counteract emissions from the delivery of every order placed on its platform on Black Friday.

(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Zieminski)