The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having an online presence to sell goods and services.

To address this need, Digital Main Street is collaborating with Google, Shopify, Mastercard and Microsoft to build and optimize online stores for small independent Mississauga businesses and artists in just a matter of days.

What do Mississauga businesses and Artists get as part of ShopHERE?

Step 1

Their choice of an online store customized with their information, branding, logo, etc.

Step 2

Hands-on assistance setting up and launching their online store.

Step 3

Training to support their online store, including topics such as digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.

Step 4

Access to free tools to help support the launch of their online stores.

** The ShopHERE program is free for participants to sign up and have a Shopify store built. Businesses will be responsible for the monthly Shopify fee after the initial 90-day trial.

Participant Requirements

  • It is a registered business, or a registered non-profit organization.
  • It has a commercial location or is home-based.
  • It has fewer than ten employees or fewer than 25 employees if a restaurant or bar.
  • It is not a corporate chain or franchise.
  • Or must be an artist.

Are you a Student?

Are you interested in joining the ShopHERE program as an E-Commerce Coordinator? ShopHERE is looking for enthusiastic candidates for this paid opportunity who are interested in building the digital retail marketplace of the future. Members of this team will work from home to help small business adapt to E-Commerce strategies.

#MississaugaMade - A Shop Local Campaign

Mississauga Made is an online initiative inspired to support and promote local businesses across the City. During these difficult times, we encourage our residents to stand together and support locally-based businesses, services and talents in our community.

Are you interested in signing up?