Online Market Place connecting Alberta Business
An initiative of Alberta Chambers of Commerce, Chamber Market is an online marketplace connecting Alberta business owners with Albertans who love to shop local. Chamber Market empowers business owners and shoppers to connect easier than ever while supporting our local economy. Through Chamber Market, Albertans like you are helping build Alberta’s entrepreneurial future.
The jump from brick-and-mortar to an online shop can be intimidating. That’s why we’re here to help. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can focus on sharing your products or services with more Albertans.
You love the quality and craftsmanship of local products. And you know how valuable it is for our economy. Now, we’ve made it easier than ever for you to support the businesses you love from the comfort of your home.
To assist small businesses with their launch into cyberspace, for a limited time, the Coaldale Chamber is inviting vendors to join the Chamber Market by offering the first 10 vendors a free merchant account – a $25 savings! To further sweeten the offer, the Coaldale Chamber is also awarding a free membership. As members, these vendors will receive additional benefits and services they can utilize to help grow their business.
Easy Sign Up and Maintenance
Creating and maintaining an e-commerce website is a big job on top of running your bricks-and-mortar business. When you choose Chamber Market, you won’t need to handle it all on your own. Let us take care the technical stuff so you can focus on your business.
Reach more Albertans (Without a Big Marketing Spend)
Growth can be tough to accomplish as a small business. With Chamber Market, you’ll reach more customers in your community thanks to the convenience of online shopping. You’ll also have the chance to gain customers in other parts of Alberta at minimal cost with the chamber network promoting your business.
Future-proof your Business
In recent years, more retail experiences are moving online—and so are the customers. If you’re not online too, you’re at risk of being left behind. Future-proof your business with the support of Chamber Market.
Hire Local Small-Business Supporters
Chamber Market can connect you with more than just customers. Our integrated hiring platform lets you share job openings directly with Albertans who already know and love local businesses.
Join your local Chamber of Commerce
There are many benefits to joining your local Chamber—including marketing support. Having your business on Chamber Market makes it easier than ever for your local Chamber of Commerce to help direct traffic to your business.
Canadian e-commerce’s share of total retail should expand to 17.2% by 2025.
The following industries have experienced a surge in online sales.
Links to EASY step-by-step instructions to help you with your account.
(Coaldale, AB) With a growing number of small Alberta businesses wanting to take the leap into the e-commerce sphere, the Chamber Market is an easy-to-use tool to help businesses do just that.
Chamber Market is made up of vendors and customers coming together in a one-stop-shop online marketplace. Some compared this site to a shopping mall, but it’s even better than that! Vendors don’t have to pay the overhead costs like maintaining a physical shop, while customers can shop 24/7 at a time that is convenient.
Currently, there are more than 200 vendors selling over 4500 individual products on the e-commerce site.
The Coaldale Chamber of Commerce has also joined with Chamber Market. “We feel this is an excellent tool to support our budding entrepreneurs tangibly,” explains Chamber President, René van de Vendel. “It’s important for the Chamber to support all forms of business, including those starting at the grassroots.”
Customers are able to take advantage of the online shopping convenience, but now they have an opportunity to support the people behind these businesses in their local community.
“Spending your dollars at an independent, locally owned business is the fuel that propels our local economy. These businesses pay it forward by making purchases from other local businesses and service providers, strengthening the community’s economic base,” says van de Vendel.
For vendors, developing an e-commerce website can cost thousands of dollars, with annual maintenance fees to consider. Promoting products can also be tricky when dealing with the complexities of social media algorithms. Vendors now have an e-commerce platform that is easy to use, along with instant access to customers at Chamber Market.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce partnered with B.C. software company WiseBox Solutions to create Chamber Market last year in response to the ongoing challenges the COVID-19 pandemic posed for local businesses.
With more than 27 million Canadians shopping for retail online last year alone, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce will continue to expand Chamber Market’s offering to include more vendors, namely in food production, in 2022.
To assist small businesses with their launch into cyberspace, for a limited time, the Coaldale Chamber is inviting vendors to join the Chamber Market by offering the first 10 vendors a free merchant account – a $25 savings!
To further sweeten the offer, the Coaldale Chamber of Commerce is also awarding a free membership to these first 10 vendors. As members, these vendors will receive additional benefits and services they can utilize to help grow their business.
For more information about this program, please visit coaldalechamber.com.
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