Shopify has partnered with the Government in Canada to launch Go Digital Canada a program built to help small businesses quickly digitalize and create an online presence that will ultimately aid their survival in the ‘new normal’.
Go Digital Canada
Go Digital Canada provides small businesses with resources and tools to grow their businesses by getting online, this offering will help get their business online for free with an extended 90-day trial (for new merchants that register before October 1), and give them access to a suite of resources and tools to build their store including step-by-step guidance with Shopify Compass, live webinars, and 24/7 support from the Shopify team. Merchants will also have all the tools they need to create a personalized store to meet their own personal needs including from setting up online payments, gift cards and local pickup/delivery options, to launching free email marketing campaigns (until October 1).
“As Canadians, we are resilient – finding solutions where others just see a challenge, Our government is working hard to harness this entrepreneurial spirit and help Canadians turn their innovative ideas into successful businesses – and help them rebuild in the months to come. Shopify is an incredible made-in-Canada success story, and their work to help Canadian entrepreneurs go digital, as we increasingly shift online in response to COVID-19, will help create even more Canadian success stories. Now is Canada’s time.”
– Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
To help businesses provide a seamless omnichannel experience that will help them reopen their retail stores Shopify will also be offering eligible merchants a free Tap & Chip Reader and POS Pro (until October 31).