ShopAppy Kirkcaldy is a pilot project to test if collective online marketplaces can be a successful approach for brick and mortar based businesses to diversify their business model , open up new routes to market and achieve better business resilience.
The Love oor lang Toun project, supported by Greener Kirkcaldy and Fife Council have secured the award winning ShopAppy e-commerce platform for Kirkcaldy based businesses to use free of charge for the first 6 months.
ShopAppy Kirkcaldy www.shopappy/kirkcaldy enables business who have never traded online before to be up and running within a few hours.
Each business has their own store front within the collective market place and customers can shop 24/7 across all businesses checking out in one basket transaction. ShopAppy Kirkcaldy can also link with existing social media and web presence, streamlining the sales process increasing business efficiency.
The ShopAppy Kirkcaldy Transition to Trade online fund is a small grant fund of £250 to support Kirkcaldy businesses in the pilot to trade online via the ShopAppy Kirkcaldy platform.
Examples of what the grant can be used for are:
- Social media adverts
- Postage and packaging
- Delivery costs
- Payment gateway fees
To be eligible for the grant you must:
- Be a Kirkcaldy based business
- Have registered to trade with the ShopAppy Kirkcaldy platform – you can register your interest in ShopAppy Kirkcaldy here firstname.lastname@example.org
A simple application form for the grant can be accessed here
With your grant submission please attached a copy of your bank statement and the confirmation registration email from ShopApp Kirkcaldy and send it to email@example.com
Business Gateway Fife has a range of trading online tutorials and information which you can also access here