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Launch Online Grant Program

The Launch Online Grant program provides funding to B.C.-based business to create an online shop and/or improve their E-commerce experience to attract new local customers and expand to new markets. The grant will pay for up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per business.

Major Eligibility Criteria

  • The business is owned by a B.C. resident or residents;
  • The business’s sole or primary operations are located in B.C.
  • The business:
    • Is currently operating
    • Is registered in B.C.
    • Employs less than 149 B.C. residents
    • Pays taxes in B.C.
    • Maintains a
      • Business number
      • GST number
      • PST and WorkSafeBC number (where applicable)
  • Generated sales of more than $30,000 in the past year (in 2019, or in the year preceding the application)
  • Has repeatable products, or in the case of artists and jewellers, individual items that have slight differences (i.e. paintings or rings)
  • Does not currently have an online store or has an online store that has no more than three of the five identified online store features
    • Customer registration and information security features
    • Shopping cart and order management capabilities
    • Payment processing options including application of appropriate taxes and shipping costs at time of ordering
    • Product catalogue, search and inventory status
    • Website analytics and reporting capabilities

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