Downtown Moncton Centre-ville Inc. (DMCI) in partnership with Connetik Interactive, have created the E-commerce Grant Program to help businesses located within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) with a simple e-commerce solution set-up through Shopify.

This program is a value added to downtown Moncton businesses, it should fit a wide range of needs and will help provide businesses located within the BIA with the ability to sell products online.

In order to qualify for the E-commerce Grant:

  • Businesses must be located within the boundaries of the Business Improvement Area (BIA)
  • The BIA levy for the property of the tenant business must be up to date and paid in full for the previous year
  • The business must not already have an e-commerce platform

Two packages are available for the E-commerce Grant applicants, which will be paid in full by DMCI and set-up by Connetik Interactive:

Basic Package

$550

3-page website*
Home, Products, Contact

Website domain purchase/transfer**

Branding personalization
Logos, colours, homepage slider & headings

PLUS Package

$750

Up to 25 individual products/collection pages and navigation menu items*
Home, Multiple Product Pages, Contact

Website domain purchase/transfer**

Branding personalization
Logos, colours, homepage slider & headings

Blog/Article Page

All pricing is before HST
*
Refers to pages/menu items added by Connetik Interactive. More can be added by the client at a later date.
** Domain purchase applicable for domains up to $50 CAD for 1-year registration. 

NOTE: Shopify plans start at $29 US/month and are NOT covered by the E-commerce Grant. Additional paid apps for enhanced functionality may also be required and are NOT covered by the E-commerce Grant.

INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES:

 

  • Setup guidance & FAQ support
  • Addition of one product to the website as a reference guide
  • Setup of collection & navigation structure
  • Social media share images and SEO Title/Tag for Home Page

NOTE: FREE Shopify themes will be used in BOTH available packages. These themes are templates and are limited in customization options. Additional customization requirements will NOT be covered by the E-commerce Grant.

Under the program, only business owners within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) will be considered. Successful applicants will receive the full amount of the chosen package, which will be paid directly to Connetik Interactive. Grant approval is on a first come first serve basis and will be available until the allocated budget has been depleted. They will be valid for the current year only, and they will not be subject to automatic renewal. Individual projects with Connetik Interactive are on a first come first serve basis. Timelines cannot be guaranteed. Once your application has been submitted, DMCI will forward it to Connetik Interactive to start the consultation process. A needs analysis with Connetik Interactive will precede any project to determine if the solutions presented above will be a good fit.

DMCI is now accepting grant requests for 2020.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
GRANT APPLICATION FORM