Whether you have an existing business or are just starting one, eCommerce will be an important part of your business plan. Millions of small businesses in North America have added eCommerce as a sales channel in 2020-2021. While most of these were added as a direct response to the pandemic, it is clear that eCommerce is growing and is here to stay.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WITH SUPPORT FROM YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER!
We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce to develop and launch an e-commerce platform called ChamberMarket.ca, that will support local businesses and encourage spending in our community instead of foreign e-commerce stores such as Amazon. This platform is available for all businesses, members and non-members, with or without existing e-commerce capability. Think of it like the mall of Airdrie, online!
Consumers will be able to shop with multiple vendors across the platform and even purchase a mall-like gift card that our community has been asking for for years, and it will be the first available in our community!
EXTEND YOUR REACH TO YOUR CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LOCAL CONSUMERS!
There are NO monthly or annual fees, and we are waiving the one-time merchant account fee of $25 for the first 250 businesses who join! Apply the promo code SHOPLOCAL when completing your application*. You will also receive a $25 credit to your business to encourage consumers to shop for your products/services on the platform. At minimum you can list your business in the directory or sell a gift card for your services.
*while quantities last.
Please note this platform is in development and we are adding new features and vendors, and populating the site with new products every day. If you have an existing Shopify store, let us know! Integration is currently underway. The site is not live for sales at this time.
We have an extensive marketing launch plan that includes videos, social media, radio, newspapers, signage, events and
a chance for your business to win
one of 5 - $1,000 cash prizes!!
(must sign up before September 30th, 2021)
We are also offering 40 businesses, on a first come first serve basis, access to a photographer who will take professional photos of your products/services to promote online.
We will also run a paid promotion across our social media platforms promoting your business on the Chamber Market.
1. Create your business profile
2. Apply for your merchant account (30 min)
3. Once merchant account is approved (2 - 4 days), you can upload your products for approval
4. Once products are approved you are ready to sell!
More resources and support documents are available at the bottom of this page.
We would love for your business to join us in building this incredible opportunity for our community. Our team is standing by to help you through the set-up process from start to finish.
Contact Tammy at 403.948.4412 ext. 4 or email email@example.com to get started today!
Chamber Market Vendor Information Session 1 - Recording: September 16th, 2021