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.

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
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
The Journey Of An Entrepreneur

On Margaret's new online store, customers can find anything from clothing and accessories, to kitchen utensils and home decor. She is excited for all of the new possibilities of e-commerce, and feels as though a "weight has been lifted."

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 08, 2020
Toronto-Based Artist Creates Wearable Pieces

Artfitted is an art-inspired business that draws inspiration from the original artworks of graphic fine-artist Ato Seitu, a trailblazer and a community activist within the Toronto Arts community since the 1970s. They are not able to sell online.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel August 28, 2020
Toronto-Based Clothing Brand LOCAL WOMAN Sells Out Overnight

LOCAL WOMAN is a limited-run, online sustainable clothing line based in Toronto who shared her motto: “Put the pedal to the metal - build your Instagram and social media platforms and have a product you believe in!”

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel August 05, 2020
Acclaimed Soccer Player Goes Pro With ShopHERE

Massimo Di Ioia turned his passion for soccer into a successful lifestyle clothing brand, and now has the opportunity to sell online. Through becoming an e-commerce business, Di Ioia has the potential to reach soccer-lovers all over the world.

by Joshua PinedaJoshua Pineda July 29, 2020
Toronto Designer Tala Kamea Sells Handmade Masks In Response To COVID-19

Tala Kamea applies her background in fashion design to help her community by making handmade masks, which are now available for order through Shopify thanks to the ShopHERE program.

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds July 29, 2020

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