Private & Public partnership brings new ecommerce portal to help local businesses sell during COVID-19 crisis.

April 14, 2020
Business Buzz
Collingwood Commons

Private & Public partnership brings new ecommerce portal to help local businesses sell during COVID-19 crisis. 

Several tech experts have been working with the Business Development Centre in downtown Collingwood create a new digital marketplace that will help business:

1.    Have a common marketplace to promote the products and services they continue
       to sell
2.    Highlight food & beverage companies offering takeout or delivery
3.    Offer gift cards and other products and digital services on an easy to use
       e-commerce platform (if they do not have an online store already)
4.    Promote virtual events they are organizing in and around South Georgian Bay
5.    Get Free advice on increasing their digital footprint and selling online from the
       Digital Service Squad

We would love to have you join this new ecommerce enabled marketplace!

There is no cost to join.  You do get a basket of benefits:

  • Listing for free at, the marketplace shopping portal which will  be receiving extensive digital and radio marketing support
  • Access to the free Digital Service Squad and other online experts to help with digital integration and increasing your online presence
  • Ability to integrate with an online payment system (if your website does not have one yet) using Stripe at very competitive processing rates

Dynamic, automatic profiling of:

  •  Your food & beverage offerings through an easy link to your menu, along with your location and pick-up/delivery options, at Collingwood Commons 
  • Your online store and gift cards or other specials you may have (an ideal way to test out selling online) also at Collingwood Commons
  • Your virtual events, from art classes to fitness sessions and virtual store shopping at South Georgian Bay Online departments.

These benefits are being offered during the COVID-19 crisis only!

There’s a growing group of partners coming together to make this effort have impact.  This includes The Foundry, Be Visible Web Design, My Collingwood, the Town of Collingwood, Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).  And more are joining!  

So don’t delay.  We're standing by to help with get your listing live at  Just enter your details here.

Email us your questions at:  
Email technical questions to: Ben at
For co-promotional opportunities email:

We’re in this together!