The Region of Durham is excited to announce that the new Shop Durham Region online marketplace is live. The multi-vendor e-store allows shoppers to safely purchase products from multiple Durham-based businesses in a single transaction.
More than ever, shopping local makes a big impact on small businesses. Through this new online marketplace, residents can safely explore 600 local products in a single shopping experience and collect purchases through contactless pick-up—making it easy to support local and stay safe. More than 200 local businesses have joined Shop Durham Region thus far and continue to add products for sale on the site.
Funded by the Region of Durham and led by the Downtown Whitby BIA, Durham businesses—including businesses with or without an existing e-store—are encouraged to join the Shop Durham Region online marketplace for free, and contact the Shop Durham Region team at the Downtown Whitby BIA for support.
Spark Centre, in partnership with Digital Main Street and with the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT), NORCAT, Communitech and Invest Ottawa, is proud to support the Shop Durham Region online marketplace, through the Community Collaboration Program (CCP). The CCP, part of the Future Proof Program, will actively support Shop Durham Region and create lasting change for small businesses in the region.
To start shopping or to join the marketplace, visit ShopDurhamRegion.ca. Enhanced marketplace features will be rolled out in the days ahead, including the ability to shop by vendor.