According to the news that the reason is because Shopify serves more than 600,000 businesses, so must deal with massive amounts of data and traffic. In my opinion that this is not the main reason.
The main reason for Shopify uses google cloud services platform is because cost efficient and very effective for Shopify business. In general assumption that Google Cloud charges Shopify for $15 USD per store or per website, basically Shopify is already making money for charging $30 USD per website per month.
What is the general estimated gross profit for Shopify?
The gross is about $15 USD per website per month. In general, 600,000 businesses X $15 USD = 9,000,000 USD gross profit per month. Could be more and cannot be less because of the volume quantity discount given by the google cloud services.
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