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.

Candle-Maker From Waterloo Sells Out In 24 Hours

Simple Roots Candle Co. recently launched their new Square online store. They had 8 orders within the first ten minutes of her website being live, and 24 hours later she completely sold out! Owner Cass is excited for to launch her small business.

by Brigette AguilarBrigette Aguilar May 04, 2021
Ottawa Craftsman Excited To Change The Look Of Sound

Jeff Jenkins, the craftsman behind Beck + Adele has always been passionate about music and audio. He now has an online store where he can share his woodworking and speakers with his customers both in Ottawa and beyond.

by Brigette AguilarBrigette Aguilar April 29, 2021
Local Welder Brings Structural Art Into Your Home

Weld Done+ melds art and structural welding to bring you one of a kind designs. Creator Cyreks, is excited to introduce you to their new Square online store where you can find unique, handmade pieces for every occasions.

by Julia OverJulia Over April 08, 2021
Eco-Conscious Soap Brand Sets Up Shop Online

With the demand for Koaino’s products remaining high, Rebecca notes that 2020 had actually been the company’s biggest growth year yet. Her new website created through the ShopHERE Program has allowed her to expand her business even further.

by Alicia HanifordAlicia Haniford March 23, 2021
Durham Designer Shares Her One Of A Kind Jewellery With The World

In 2013, Sadé James opened Madeoneofakind by Sadé, an upscale boutique for handmade jewellery, clothing and accessories in Durham, ON. With a new online store, Sadé can reach a broader audience and market to jewellery lovers everywhere!

by Justine RileyJustine Riley March 01, 2021
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
Quilts Were Just The Beginning For PLAY. FULL. GOODS

Starting out with hand-made custom quilts for babies of family and friends, Denise had to pivot her business in the past few months to include masks and lanyards too. She's excited for the new possibilities her ecommerce online store can bring.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel October 05, 2020
Feel More at Home with IWindowShop 

Recently pivoting her businesses to home accessories, vintage furniture and cottage paint, entrepreneur Camille Overmeer realized she needed to embark on a digital journey. She now has an online store on Shopify thanks to ShopHERE Powered By Google.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 30, 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

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