ShopHERE creates online stores for independent small businesses and artists at no cost.

What does the program do?
  • helps you create and configure your online store
  • trains you on how to manage it
  • provides support to get your online store live
  • helps with marketing the store
Who is eligible?
  • under 10 full time employees (25 if a restaurant)
  • registered business in Ontario
  • can be a business or artist
  • home based or commercial business
What are the program benefits?

Wait, why is this free?

ShopHERE is funded by the province of Ontario and key corporate sponsors to help Ontario businesses and artists get selling online.

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Program Partners

Supporting Partners

View the full list of additional benefits provided by program partners.


The ShopHERE Process

How It Works

2 - 6 Weeks


Participant Sign up & Approval


Online Store Development


Online Store Review & Launch


Marketing Training & Support

The ShopHERE program helps small businesses and artists get online to reach local and global audiences.

  • Participants get online in as little as a matter of days
  • Participants receive 1:1 support from an e-Commerce Coordinator
  • Support includes training in digital marketing, shipping and inventory management
  • Gain free access to benefits and tools from partners


**The ShopHERE program is free for participants to signup and have an online store built. Businesses are responsible for any third party platform fees after any applicable trial ends.