Ecommerce Support

ShopHERE Program

Digital Main Street shopHERE logo

Announcement June 4: Region joins ShopHERE; offers no-cost option for businesses to create digital presence.

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.

Visit digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere to learn more.

The Region is working with the Durham Economic Task Force, all eight area municipalities, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD), all Durham Chambers and Boards of Trade, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, and Trent University Durham GTA to support the delivery of the program to eligible area businesses.

This group is also collaborating to arrange and deliver additional digital and eCommerce support services, which are expected to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Ecommerce Resources

Businesses affected by COVID-19: Guidance on updating info and temporary closures on google maps 

Below, are links to webinars created by a Shopify employee on how businesses can quickly create an online stores:

Gurus4You free Shopify resources: found here as well as a Getting Started with Shopify Checklist here.

Geekspeak Webinar On-Demand: Start Selling Online: Shifting from Brick & Mortar to eCommerce

Local Ecommerce Business Directory

Geekspeak  - Ecommerce Listing/Optimization/Product Photography Specialists
Geekspeak Commerce is a Durham-based eCommerce services agency focused on helping our clients sell more online, with services including Shopify store design and product descriptions; Amazon content such A+, product listings and PPC advertising; product photography; SEO-optimized product descriptions; translation and localization.

Isaac Wanzama
Whitby, Ontario - Email
Studio: 416-619-5349 ext. 325
Mobile: 416-875-1781


Gurus4You - Shopify Specialists
I offer Shopify website building, training calls, and 1-day online website building programs. As a side note, my clientele is primarily in the United States so my pricing is in USD so I offer Canadians 15% off to help with the exchange rate. 

Melissa Paterson
Oshawa, Ontario - Email


RDP Fulfillment Corporation - Ecommerce Fulfillment Specialists

Robert Pinheiro
Pickering, Ontario - 905-837-9394 ext. 224

368 Durham
From simple sales to complex systems, we are the leading company in Durham Region for online stores. Let us figure out the logistics and market to your customers! Full of the features you should expect from an online store, and some you can’t live without. Our E-commerce stores will boost your online sales and engage with your customers like never before.

Brian Rutherford
Oshawa, Ontario - Email
Phone: 647-215-9408


AJ Creative
AJ Creative is a Brand Strategy and Design studio specializing in helping entrepreneurs gain efficiency, revenue, and awareness in today's competitive online world.  We have a unique approach that combines coaching, strategy, and design to get brands on the right track to confidently communicate their unique value and market without scarcity selling tactics.  This process was custom designed by owner Alicia Jones after experiencing the challenges and overwhelm 9 out of 10 businesses face with effectively executing their goals and strategies.  We don't just show you your potential, we help you take action so you can get on track and get growing!

Alicia Jones
Whitby, Ontario - Email
Phone: 416-712-4401


Brand Ambition
Brand Ambition offers full support on the build or upgrade of your e-commerce website. In addition to web services, our team offers graphic design and photography services to make sure your product or service is showcased competitively.  Hourly rates and full packages are available. Consultations and review of your existing site is FREE.

Katie Dempsey
Bowmanville, Ontario - Email
Phone: 905-416-8881


Citrus Media
Citrus Media, founded in 1997, helps businesses brand, market and grow. We offer a full suite of services including, logo design and branding, WIX custom website development, WIX e-commerce store creation and management, video, photography, advertising and business consultation. Start a conversation and reach the owner directly at chris@citrusmedia.com

Chris Trubela
Oshawa, Ontario - Email
Phone: 905-442-3323


CMS Web Solutions
CMS Web Solutions provides custom accessible WordPress and WooCommerce. We offer secure, Canadian, green Lightning fast WordPress hosting.

Richard Gauder
Port Perry, Ontario - Email
Phone: 905-982-0450


Digipix Inc

Ajax, Ontario - Email


Emagine Inc

Greg Miller
Durham Region, Ontario - Email
Phone: 905-924-1512


Kleurvision
Kleurvision helps businesses reposition themselves for online and omnichannel sales by implementing ecommerce tools and strategies tailored to individual needs. We provide digital transformations that generate revenue and drive brand attention. Kleurvision has been a trusted Shopify Partner since 2014.

Patrick Lyver
Port Perry, Ontario - Email
Phone: 415-848-7486


People and Places

Daryl Thomas
Ajax, Ontario - Email
Phone: 1-905-999-6950