Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

E-Commerce As A Second Language

Tumu Learning is a virtual language learning platform that provides personalized learning plans, exercises, weekly live classes, and regular feedback. Owner Umut is now making these courses accessible through his e-commerce Shopify website.

by Jane ChoJane Cho September 25, 2020
How a Creative Entrepreneur Is Staying Safe Through The Recession

Zak Candao is the the pioneer of Minifigure Art, and is now able to share his creations and Minifigure display methods through his new Shopify online store with ShopHERE Powered By Google.

by Jane ChoJane Cho September 24, 2020
Retailer Fends Off Closure With New Online Store

Fancy Eby owner Rubaiya was desperate to get online but knew there was a lot she had to learn first. After going through the ShopHERE program, she feels confident in her skills and her new e-commerce store on Shopify.

by Ali ZafarAli Zafar September 21, 2020
Mississauga Musician Finds Healing Through His Music

An artist collective Humble & Hungry, a platform for budding artists to showcase their passion for music, is also a space where owner Mehmi shares his knowledge of overcoming and dealing with life’s many challenges, primarily through music.

by Ali ZafarAli Zafar September 18, 2020
How Bahaar Fashions Became an Online Studio With ShopHERE 

Business owner Rosie sources her products directly from India by connecting with local female business owners. Rosie supports local businesswomen and provides them with their first orders. You can find them on her new ShopHERE Shopify store.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 18, 2020
A Collection You’ll Want To Get Your Paws On

Snoots and Paws offers a carefully curated collection of everything from treats to costumes, which have been tested and researched to ensure your pup gets the very best. Now available to paw-rents all across Canada, through her Shopify store.

by Dominik SkrzypekDominik Skrzypek September 18, 2020
ShopHERE Brings New Life to MaRiTama HOME

MaRiTama HOME offers a wide range of hand-painted products and custom painting services, and understands the importance of the online market. Lina is now able to reach a broader audience and sell her products on Shopify with ShopHERE.

by Paige FernandesPaige Fernandes September 11, 2020
Alpaca Farm's Tours Sell Out Days After Launching New Website

With their new format of booking tours online, Alpaca farm Forget Me Not are now able to support their customers at a safe distance. They are even able to sell products on their new site like yarn and dryer balls, thanks to ShopHERE and Shopify.

by Alexandra JonesAlexandra Jones September 10, 2020
Behind The Business: Where Creativity And Culture Combine

The Institute for Creative Exchange wanted to start an online store to make some of their artists’ award-winning photography works available to the public at affordable prices. It's now up and running thanks to their ShopHERE Helper!

by Alexandra JonesAlexandra Jones September 10, 2020

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