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.

Innovative Fine Tea Brand Transcends Beyond Taste

Olfate provides luxurious teas by combining the art-making of perfumery to create innovative fine tea blends, and is the first of its kind. The recently launched a brand new online store, and owner Chaina is excited to share her passion!

by Ekua SekyereEkua Sekyere March 26, 2021
How This Designer Adapted His Business For An Online Marketplace

Deon Best is a multidisciplinary artist and instructor with a creative background in Modern Batik Art, an East African Fabric Art style. He is excited to have an online store, and to be able to reach he Canada-wide audience once more.

by William MooWilliam Moo March 12, 2021
Stay Creative With These Local Craft Kits 

While working with the ShopHERE team, Shadane received the help she needed to get started online, and the continued support to learn her way around the new platform. Learn more about Original Noir Custom Creations' new ecommerce website here!

by Lauren PublicoverLauren Publicover March 03, 2021
Local Toronto Designer And Artist Crafts An Online Store

Clare McIntyre is an interior designer from Toronto, Ontario. She runs Clare McIntyre Studio where she draws on her experience in visual art and interior design to create innovative projects, and can now be found on her online store from ShopHERE.

by William MooWilliam Moo February 26, 2021
Newcomer To Toronto Realizes Dream Of Opening Online Business

The ShopHERE Powered by Google program not only assisted Lorena in creating a fully-functional online store, but it also gave her the digital marketing tools she needed to connect with the busy parents who can benefit from Amamil in Toronto.

by Justine RileyJustine Riley February 23, 2021
Organic Beauty Trailblazer Forges A Digital Path

Courbet Beauty Culture is an expansion of Monique's spa and hair studio, retailing all Canadian, organic and vegan beauty products. She now has an online store to distribute these items to a much larger audience, with Shopify!

by Sarah CresswellSarah Cresswell January 19, 2021
Adapting To Provide Insurance Coverage Online

With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Insurance Toronto gained an online platform to continue providing coverage to those who need insurance. Operating for over 20 years, Gerry Avram and his team provide affordable insurance from top carriers. 

by Julia OverJulia Over December 17, 2020
Creating Art For The Senses

With the inevitable cancellation of in person events, artist Prada needed an effective way for The Prada Gallery to have a strong online presence, while still maintaining her brand. She now has this with an new ecommerce website on Shopify!

by Ekua SekyereEkua Sekyere November 30, 2020
The eCommerce World Welcomes A New Queen Bee

The Queens Beeswax works to provide customers with all-natural beeswax candles that are ethically sourced and kind to the earth. They also promote healthy living and are committed to providing non-toxic and eco-friendly products, now found online!

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds November 25, 2020

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