“COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our main street businesses and local economies,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “Shopping local is a great way to support our communities and our government is proud to work with great partners such as Communitech and LookLocal.ca that are helping local businesses move online and adapt in today’s changing economy.”
“Our goal with LookLocal.ca is to make shopping local as easy as shopping on Amazon or Etsy, showcasing all the products available nearby,” said Jonathon Root, Co-Founder of LookLocal.ca. “We couldn’t be more excited to have DMS Labs partner with us on this pilot and help us put the pieces in place to scale this concept across Ontario.”
In their work with LookLocal.ca, the Digital Main Street team will focus on ensuring that the pilot unites small businesses to improve their online presence. Much like a trip to Main Street, visitors to LookLocal.ca can browse and add items to their cart from multiple shops … customers are able to search by both community and product category.
Click here to read the full press release: https://www.communitech.ca/media-release/digital-main-street-lab-partners-with-looklocal.ca,-a-multi-vendor-marketplace-for-all-things-local.html