I'm Alex O'Byrne,

Since 2007 I have helped hundreds of businesses succeed at ecommerce as a founder of Shopify agency WeMakeWebsites. I show audiences around the world how to win at ecommerce. Recently I've also been sharing my thoughts on the banking industry. Get in touch if you would like me to speak at your event.

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What do I do?


I work with ecommerce brands every single day as a founder at We Make Websites, the UK's highest rated Shopify agency. Our clients include:

Fintech & banking

I am writing a book on challenger banks and the future of personal finance. I regularly give advice to challenger banks through my blog How to Build a Bank.

Alex O'Byrne
Alex O'Byrne
Alex O'Byrne

I speak at conferences, on podcasts, on Youtube...

To my surprise, many people have let me speak at their events and on their podcasts, there's a selection below. I also teach the ecommerce course at The Guardian and General Assembly.

Guardian Masterclasses
General Assembly
Top Drawer
Association of Cultural Enterprises

"Alex never fails to deliver a value packed session. He's refreshingly open about his business and isn't afraid to share what's worked, what's not, as well as offering frank and honest advice to fellow attendees."
- Keir Whitaker, Shopify Partner Growth Manager

"Alex was a great mentor to our startups, I loved his hands-on approach to their questions and problems and he always referred to plenty of cases studies for the solutions we were discussing."
- Amalia Agathou, London College of Fashion

"Best talk I've been to - clear, concise and useful."
"Huge sums of information with lots of helpful examples."
"Very knowledgeable and enjoyable."

- Feedback on General Assembly class

@aobinsta on insta

What I'm working on...

We Make Websites

Web design ecommerce experts

Web design

I'm a founder at number one rated Shopify agency We Make Websites, check out our work here.

Teaching ecommerce

I teach the ecommerce course at Guardian Masterclasses and General Assembly.

Alex O'Byrne teaching

My courses cover how to define a business model, what makes a good ecommerce website and how to encourage repeat business and customer advocacy.

Making it Monday

2 minute ecommerce advice videos

Advice that will propel your ecommerce business forward. Learn how to build an ecommerce business.

London Shopify Meetup

I compere this bi-monthly event

We've had many great guests from the world of creative retail, including We Are Pop Up, Shore Projects, Mahabis, The Dots and Reload, as well as Shopify themselves.

How to Build a Bank

Advice to challenger banks

Alex O'Byrne teaching

I'm talking to the founders of the best challenger banks to figure out what's happening in fintech. Find out How to build a bank.

Web Design Therapy

Learn how to grow your agency

Web design agony aunts. We answer questions from web agencies on everything from layout spacing to making sure you get paid. Email us your questions.

Fintechers job board

The best place to find new fintech jobs

Fintechers job board

Fintech jobs across design, development, operations, sales, legal and HR.

SHED London

I'm a former founder at a studio used by Vogue, TopShop, Net a Porter etc...

Shed London, Haggerston

With three friends I built this photography studio near Dalston, which is now also a coworking space and coffee shop bar. Visit them for coffee, wine or to book your next shoot.

Now what?

Find me on Twitter

I tweet about marketing, ecommerce, banking and fintech.

Need a speaker?

I can speak at your conference, event or on your podcast.

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