This program aids new users in covering early startup costs and get set up as an eShop Cape Breton vendor.
In today’s world, it’s more important than ever for all businesses to take advantage of the global online marketplace. Whether you’re a retailer, a service provider, or an artisan wanting to sell your latest creation, there is a customer base waiting for you.
Fortunately, a number of helpful tools exist to help your business tap into these revenues, and with the new Digital Storefront Program, it’s never been easier or more affordable, with help from eShop Cape Breton.
eShop Cape Breton is an online shopping mall exclusively dedicated to Cape Breton vendors, locally owned by Sydney-based Scotia Logic, ready to help Unama’ki – Cape Breton makers, creators, and sellers to set up their own digital storefront and offer their products and services to users across the vast digital landscape. eShop Cape Breton will soon be ready to help Unama’ki – Cape Breton makers, creators, and sellers to set up their own digital storefront and offer their products and services to users across the vast digital landscape.
The Digital Storefront Program was created to help Cape Breton business owners take their business online, exploring the potential for growth through online sales.
To aid new users in covering some early startup costs and get set up as an eShop Cape Breton vendor, the Cape Breton Partnership and Destination Cape Breton are offering the Digital Storefront Program. This program will provide:
Don’t miss your chance. The Digital Storefront Program has only 34 spots available for interested businesses. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.
The Digital Storefront Program was created to help Cape Breton – Unama’ki business owners take their business online, exploring the potential for growth through online sales.
To aid new users in covering some early startup costs and get set up as an eShop Cape Breton vendor, the Cape Breton Partnership and Destination Cape Breton are offering the Digital Storefront Program.
With only 34 spots for interested businesses, the sooner you apply the better chance your business has at securing one of 34 limited spots! Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled by eligible businesses and are reviewed and processed in the order they are received.
If your businesses application is successful, you will receive your own e-Commerce store for 12 months with no “up-front fees”, including website sale fees.
Once the program has finished, businesses who participated can choose to remain a vendor, for a reasonably fee, on e-shop Cape Breton – the official e-Commerce marketplace for Cape Breton Island.
Please be aware that vendors will still be required to pay the payment method transaction fee per transaction as outlined by your payment method provider.
The Digital Storefront Program’s goal is to help local Cape Breton-based businesses bring their goods and services online. The Digital Storefront Program is open to several types of businesses, some of our current clients include those in the retail, hospitality, arts, service and experience industries.
Yes. e-shop Cape Breton can serve as your only platform for online sales, or it can work in tandem with your existing e-commerce website.
Additionally, the Digital Storefront Program and your businesses presence on www.capebreton.shop will serve as another way to expand your market access, which in turn can produce more revenue for your business.
To be eligible to participate in the Digital Storefront Program, businesses must:
If your business is selected to participate as one of the 34 businesses in the program, ScotiaLogic will work with your business directly to make sure product descriptions, graphics, customer service and delivery timelines are followed in accordance with the standards set by ScotiaLogic.
*Optimal Inventory Level: ideal quantities of products that a fufillment centre should have at any given time. By optimizing inventory levels, you reduce the risk of common inventory issues, from high storage costs to out-of-stock items. Every online store will require a different inventory management strategy.
Once your application is received, the Cape Breton Partnership will review your application and may reach out with additional questions. Once you are selected to move forward, you will be contacted by the experts at ScotiaLogic to begin your e-commerce journey with the Cape Breton – Unama’ki Creates Digital Storefront Program.
As a vendor and as part of the Cape Breton – Unama’ki Creates Digital Storefront Program, you will receive:
The Digital Storefront Program was developed with the goal of helping as many Cape Breton – Unama’ki businesses thrive as possible. Currently, applications are only being accepted for businesses that did not have the opportunity to participate in ShopHere. There are 34 spots available for businesses who would like to participate, and applications are reviewed and processed as they are received.
There will be future opportunities for other businesses (both those who participated in ShopHere and who did not) to be part of e-shop Cape Breton.
Each business is unique. All Cape Breton-based businesses who are interested in expanding or building a digital presence for their business are encouraged to apply. Applications are reviewed and processed in the order they are received until all spots are filled.
Yes, as long as you remain an active seller on the site. This means that you will continue to sell products on e-shop Cape Breton, while following ScotiaLogic’s specified vendor standards.
If you have any questions about the Digital Storefront Program, please contact Bill Culp, Creative Economy Development Officer for the Cape Breton Partnership, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is made possible by the Cape Breton Partnership’s collaboration with Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s First Nation and Municipal partners through both the Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network and the CBRM Regional Enterprise Network.