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SHOPHERE POWERED BY GOOGLE

To help support our local small businesses, the City of Hamilton has partnered with the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of getting as many businesses as possible in the community online this year.

The ShopHERE program offers businesses and artists the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of COVID-19 with a quick, easy, and no-cost way to get selling online right away. ShopHERE is funded by the federal government, the province of Ontario, and key corporate sponsors.

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Hamilton ShopHERE Success Stories:

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ShopHERE powered by Google – Building 50,000 free e-commerce stores for small businesses.
All about Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE Program powered by Google with Natalie

Funding Partners:

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What Does The Program Do?

Update: Program extended until March 2022.

As part of the ShopHERE powered by Google program, eligible businesses and artists can expect the program to:

  • Creates and configures their online store customized with their information, branding, logo, etc. including free .CA domain registration
  • Training to support their online store, including topics such as digital marketing, shipping, inventory management, and general platform workings
  • Hands-on assistance setting up and launching their online store
  • Access to free tools and additional program benefits to help support the launch of their online stores
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Participant Requirements:

The ShopHERE powered by Google program is currently open to small independent businesses and artists that meet the following requirements.

  • Is a registered business in Ontario
  • Has a commercial location or is home-based
  • Has fewer than 10 employees or fewer than 25 employees if a restaurant or bar
  • Is not a corporate chain or franchise
  • Or must be an artist (must be a registered business or have an H.S.T. number)

* Eligible businesses and artists must be located in a participating municipality to be eligible. 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.

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Have Questions?

Are you a local Hamilton small business or artist looking to sell your products online but have questions about the ShopHere program? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you may have or connect with us on Facebook.

Let us help you get your business online today!

Contact ShopHere Hamilton
Phone: 905-540-6400
Email: shophere@hamilton.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopherehamilton
Sign Up for A Free Online Store: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere/signup/

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