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Get your business online, fast.

Shopify and the Government of Canada are partnering to help you bring your business online. Run and grow your business with Shopify, the all-in-one commerce platform.

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Selling online with your own ecommerce website has never been easier, get started with Shopify

Try Shopify free for 90 days, no credit card required. By entering your email, you agree to receive marketing emails from Shopify.

Guidance every step of the way.

Learn how to take your business online 
  1. Start your 90-day free trial

  2. Learn and build with Shopify Compass

  3. Launch your online store

  4. Make your first online sale, then your second. You get the idea

We’re here for Canadian businesses, always

Industry-defining technology

An all-in-one commerce platform with everything you need to launch and grow your business. From website builder to payment processor to negotiated shipping rates, we’ve got you covered.

Free tutorials and guidance

Access to free courses and a community of like-minded Canadian business owners like you. Self-paced lessons help you go from learning to launch, on your schedule.

Sell everywhere, anytime

Whether your customers are around the corner or across the country, you can sell online, in-store with Shopify POS and even through websites like Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, and more.

24/7 support

Doing it yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. With our dedicated community hub, you’ll get the details you need, when you need it. And, our support team is here for you every step of the way, available via chat, email, call-back and social media.

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Made in Canada and trusted by over 1,000,000+ business owners worldwide

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Sell online

Add products and gift cards to your online store and start selling in minutes. Our built-in payment processors make it easy.

Manage inventory

No matter how many retail locations you may have, seamlessly integrate your online and in-store inventory all in one place.

Start shipping

From curbside pickup to international deliveries, Shopify helps you get your product to your customers wherever they are.

Automate customer communication

Never leave a customer in the dark. Automated emails keep customers informed about their delivery and when they can expect it.

Get new customers

Take advantage of your newfound global reach to get new customers. Start email marketing and advertising right from Shopify.

“Shopify helped us stay open and use our physical retail space to service our local customers. We have local delivery and curb-side pickup, and started making sales the same day our store went live.”

Madeleine Hayles | Happy Coffee and Wine

We’re with you every step of the way

Extended free trial

To ease the pressure and help you organize your time, we’re extending the trial period from 14 to 90 days. Once your trial is over, you can pick a plan that works for you! Starting at $29/month. Offer valid on new and eligible Canadian merchant registrations completed by October 1, 2020. Offer is non-transferable, not valid for cash or a cash equivalent. Void where prohibited.

Free features

We’re offering additional features, including the ability to sell gift cards, set up online tips at checkout, and send emails on us until October 1, 2020.

Free Tap & Chip Reader

Reopen with confidence with the all new Shopify POS. Get Shopify POS Pro for free until October 31, 2020, and for a limited time get a free Tap & Chip Reader while supplies last. Request information about Shopify POS. Disclaimer

Explore funding options

When you sell with Shopify, you may be eligible for Shopify Capital - simplified and fast funding with offers ranging from $200 to $1,000,000.

Offer only valid in Canada for Shopify merchants who install the Shopify POS sales channel for the first time after July 15th, 2020. Eligible merchants will receive their free Tap & Chip Card Reader offer via email within 5 to 10 business days while supplies last.

Start local, go global

Get started with Shopify 

Whether you’re hoping to serve your local community or you have an eye on international expansion, we can help.

Local delivery and pickup features mean you can identify exactly how far your business goes. When you’re ready, add Canada Post and other shipping options at negotiated rates to help you ship from Vancouver to St. John’s.

Expand across borders and overseas with help from Shopify’s built-in payment processor, multi-currency checkout, and multi-language options.

Your business is your own, keep it local, or push it global.

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Checklist to help you get online

Make the move and start selling online with this step-by-step Shopify checklist.

Start the checklist 
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Free course: Getting started with Shopify

Everything you need to know about the platform, taught by a Canadian Shopify business owner.

Learn more about the course 
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Deep dive into the features you need

Get the answers you’re looking for, troubleshoot, and connect with 24/7 support.

Explore the Shopify Help Center 
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Get dedicated assistance bringing your store online

Get your online store built and launched at no-cost through the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

Learn the conditions and apply 
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Hire a Shopify Expert

Get your business online with help from our network of established, third-party agencies and freelancers.

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