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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Chatham-Kent community bakery known for their delicious muffins and scones are able to sell their products online thanks to their new e-commerce store on Shopify, and knowledgeable ShopHERE Helper.
Julie and Michael call their approach “BYOD”- Bring Your Own Diamonds, as clients can easily curb-side drop-off their old jewellery pieces to a downtown Toronto location, and can purchase their desired new piece right from their e-commerce website.
One Ontario couple is using the ShopHERE Powered By Google Program to help protect others with face shields after losing loved ones to the virus, and is ready to sell their new products online at an affordable cost.