Durham Region announced that it s making it easier for small businesses to move their operations online after joining ShopHERE—a no-cost service that helps to build a digital platform.
What: ShopHERE provides independent businesses and artists an opportunity to develop an online store, free of charge, with specific branding, messaging, digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.
Initiated by Digital Main Street and the City of Toronto, this service is provided in collaboration with Google, Shopify, Mastercard and Microsoft; with support from marketing and business students.
Where: Visit digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere to learn more.
Why: As small businesses across the region face the impacts of Covid-19, many are looking to establish an online presence; making it easier for customers to access their goods and services. ShopHERE allows businesses to create a customized store at no cost to them.