Canada’s small businesses bring economic opportunity
to our communities; their stores populate our main streets and their businesses hire our neighbours.
This holiday season, consider tackling your holiday shopping list by buying local and supporting the entrepreneurs in your community and across the country.
Althea Johnson started her business in order to offer skincare products to customers with various skin concerns at a competitive price. Her exploration into Korean skincare began on a trip to Seoul where she discovered and researched skincare techniques and products to help alleviate her own cystic acne, eczema and sensitive skin. Althea has been thriving on eBay and has recently opened up a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Toronto.
I Miss You Vintage is one of Toronto’s most popular and longest-running luxury pre-owned fashion boutiques. Their unique one-of-a-kind vintage and pre-owned finds lend themselves perfectly to those looking for that exact special item.
With a passion for sports, Imran and his three brothers Ali, Aman and Asad, began collecting vintage sports apparel as a hobby more than a decade ago. Their passion for coveted vintage finds evolved into a full blown business and nearly a decade later, these four brothers continue to sell online through eBay while serving local Toronto clientele in their trendy Queen West store.
In 2014, Nan Xu joined Investments Hardware Limited (IHL Canada), a family-owned and -operated business established in 1985 in Woodbridge, Ontario, and specializing in power tools and building materials. Over the last five years, eBay has enabled IHL to exponentially grow their exports to over 50 countries across the globe.
After 20 years at a global high-tech company, Padma Kamath ventured into ecommerce at SaleCanada Inc., a retailer specializing in new and refurbished home and electronics products. eBay has given her the support needed to grow the business and thrive.
Halifax Seed is Canada's oldest family-owned and operated seed company. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, they specialize in growing their own vegetables, flowers and herbs indoors and outdoors. They are always willing to provide their expert advice and products to get you growing.
Dolly’s Toys & Games has been a mainstay for card collectors in the Toronto area. They have been serving their community for over 30 years at their downtown location and opened their eBay store in 2012 where they sell sports trading cards and collectible card games.
Ever since Marco was a child, he’s always wanted to have his own sports store. In 2003, he made his dream come true and left his teaching career to open a small local hockey store. Shortly after, he opened an eBay store and soon realized how important ecommerce is to his overall business.
After graduating from university, Simon began his e-commerce journey when he set up shop in his basement and sold clothing to make some extra money. In 2015, Simon decided to shift to collectible figurines. His online sales growth has allowed him to open a brick-and-mortar location in his community of Saguenay.
Craig and Rick (aka Baddog and Gooddog) are known for selling fabulous, fun and funky finds on eBay since 1996. From Vintage and Collectible Toys, Pop Culture, Music and Movie Memorabilia through Mid-Century Modern design pieces, the dogs “dig” everywhere they can to offer you the chance to get those favourite nostalgic and interesting items to add to your collection.
Working to reduce the stigma around refurbished electronics, Jarvis Du and his team at Refurb.io use eBay to sell their ready-made refurbished computers and custom builds. Not only does this help people get perfectly good computers for great prices, but it also helps keep electronic waste out of landfills.