Richmond Hill Makes it Easier for Local Businesses to Sell Online

Richmond Hill has teamed up with ShopHERE powered by Google to help local businesses sell products and services online with ease. Small businesses and artists in Richmond Hill can now apply at to have an online store built for them at no cost.

ShopHERE powered by Google was created to help independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Google Canada announced a one million dollar investment to enable Digital Main Street to expand the program and help more businesses in municipalities across the country.

Google’s investment will also help more small businesses and artists receive the digital skills training needed to participate and thrive in the digital economy.

This partnership is part of Richmond Hill’s plan to help local businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Richmond Hill Council created the Recover Richmond Hill Task Force with participation from four levels of government as well as the local business associations to guide the comprehensive economic recovery efforts.

Richmond Hill recently hosted a webinar series to help local business prepare to reopen and recordings are available now at The series includes sessions on workspace planning, lead generation, employee safety, PPE and the economy as a whole.

For more information about how the City is helping local businesses, visit or follow us on Twitter at @RH_EcDev.