Why Should You Be Selling On-Line with the Chamber of Commerce?
80% Increase In eCommerce Spending Predicted Barron’s predicts an 80% increase in eCommerce holiday spending compared to 2019.
Tap Into $51.1 Billion in On-Line Sales Adobe estimates $51.1 billion in online sales to be generated during the holiday shopping weekend from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday – an 80% increase from the $28.4 in e-commerce sales during the same period in 2019.
ShopLocal CHQ Will Help New Customers Find You By creating a marketplace where customers can search products across Chautauqua County, ShopLocalCHQ will help new customers find your business (by browsing or searching products or product categories) even if they haven’t heard of you before. Your Business Can Take Advantage of Advanced Marketing ShopLocalCHQ will provide a single marketplace that the Chamber, partner organizations and businesses in the community will promote. ShopLocalCHQ will be integrated with the Chamber’s Facebook and Google tracking code and our email database, which will allow us to market your business and products to interested customers (even if they haven’t visited your store).
ShopLocalCHQ is Both a Marketing & E-Commerce Platform For the price of Chamber membership, your business will reach thousands of potential high-value customers.
Go Head to Head with Amazon & Walmart Marketplace How do you compete with e-commerce marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, Wish, and the new Walmart Marketplace? How do you succeed when more and more people are shopping online?
Join up with other local business on the new e-commerce marketplace for Chautauqua County: ShopLocalCHQ!
If you already sell online you can either link to your store or sell directly on the ShopLocalCHQ marketplace. If you don’t sell online yet, you can list your products directly in your shop on ShopLocalCHQ (and our team will help you set up your store!).
There are two major benefits to ShopLocalCHQ:
Make it Easy for New Customers to Find You: When shopping, customers will be able to go to ShopLocalCHQ and search for items they’re interested in across multiple local stores. They can also browse local businesses and products from the comfort and safety of their own home. This is the difference between having your own standalone website (where people have to be looking specifically for your business) and being part of the ShopLocalCHQ marketplace where new customers can find you by browsing or searching for products like yours.
Benefit from Advanced Marketing and Customer Data: ShopLocalCHQ will be integrated with the Chamber’s Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel to track website visitors and purchases, and to collect customer data. The Chamber will track anyone who visits a certain shop, certain product category, buys a certain item, etc. and then retarget them with relevant ads and products on Facebook, Google, via targeted email campaigns, and more! You currently have no way of targeting ads at people who visit stores or websites similar to yours, but now we can help you reach interested customers who have visited similar businesses.
What kind of businesses is SHOPLOCALCHQ right for? Any business that sells a product, service, or experience can benefit from the ShopLocalCHQ marketplace!
Shops can sell their products directly or link to their own website (gifts, jewelry, art, crafts, furniture, food – really anything you can think of)!
Restaurants, attractions, and service-oriented businesses can sell gift-cards and merch.
How much does it cost to join? SHOPLOCALCHQ IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP. Different levels of membership do allow you to post more products to your store.
Is it worth it? Jeff Bezos added over $75 billion to his net worth in 2020 as more and more people began shopping online during the pandemic. E-commerce marketplaces are the future – and the ShopWhereILive platform is being used in other communities across the United States (visit ShopIowa.com to see a fully developed store on the platform).
We hope that you will join us in making ShopLocalCHQ a success and taking back business for Main Street!
Start Selling On-Line With the Chamber of Commerce The Chautauqua County Shop Where I Live website is ready for you to sell online! As a reminder, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has invested in this site as a resource for our members to sell together online, and make it easy for the consumer to buy local, online.
Digital retailing is an essential part of running a business in today's times, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still a factor in our community, it's important to provide ways for consumers to support local businesses from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Each business will have their own shop within the platform to sell products, services, gift cards, virtual products, to-go orders, and more. There’s no commission on orders, with a processing fee of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction (similar to most in-store processing).
Please register your business at the link below. It's free for Chamber members to sell on the platform.
Review the On-Boarding Checklist that includes each step needed to get started on the site. Please see the FAQ's handout if you have any questions. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your questions. Shop Where I Live will be working with us to make this a priority for our community, and you may also hear from them directly.
We have made the process easy for you to get started. Don’t hesitate get started today! With your participation, we can build a vibrant local marketplace platform with a wide variety of products from local businesses. The faster we get your products in the marketplace the sooner we can begin marketing the platform to consumers.
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