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.
Cynthia Rogers is the owner of 8 Cool Cats Jewelry Shop based out of Oakwood, Ontario. After being scammed on social media, she took the plunge to start her own legitimate online jewelry business that gives back to animal sanctuaries she loves.
Owner Jenyse believes that "during this unexpected time, the one thing I've learned is to create content and give context to all the products or services that demonstrate value" and she is doing that with social media and her new eCommerce store!
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!”
The online platform built by Digital Main Street's ShopHERE Program powered by Google helps tell Rose’s story, shares testimonials from several of her followers, promotes legitimacy to her brand, and is an easy-to-navigate shop.
Within a matter of weeks, Laura’s business was live, making 22 & Lou Authentic Preserves more accessible than ever before. Now delicious products, like her smooth and velvety Apple Butter can be drooled over online and delivered right to your door.