Hamilton’s International Village BIA has created Ontario’s first BIA built and operated e-commerce marketplace. It’s extremely difficult to be a small business owner. It’s even harder to be a small business owner during COVID-19 but the International Village BIA has created this opportunity for their members to combat that. is Ontario’s first BIA built and operated e-commerce marketplace website that has been custom built by the BIA specifically to provide another platform for their member businesses to sell their products and services. This online marketplace allows business owners to sell online for free. The BIA has created this free tool for their businesses without taking any commission – just simply as a
service to help them succeed.

Susie Braithwaite, Executive Director of the BIA knows this will make a difference. “This is 2020 and
businesses must have an online presence. “Bricks & Clicks” is the new reality for small business survival but, not everyone has the resources or capacity to build it themselves, so we’ve built it for them with the help of one of our very own members, The Laundry Design Works.”

The e-commerce site, works similarly to those we already know – businesses can register and upload the goods they wish to sell. Customers search the site for their favourite business’ products and services then make their purchases online in one cart at checkout.

This innovative e-commerce website as built by the BIA is a first of its kind allowing shoppers to purchase from multiple vendors on the website, with one cart at checkout.

Read more about this exciting new project by viewing the full Media Release From the International VIllage BIA.

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