The Haut-Saint-François Local Development Centre (CLD) has launched a new online shopping platform: JacheteleHaut.com.
The new marketing tool will enable businesses in the MRC to increase their sales and visibility, and thus contribute to strengthening local purchasing.
MRC Prefect and CLD President Robert Roy pointed out that buying locally means allowing businesses to start up and succeed for the benefit of local people; buying locally means getting advice and service during and after the sale. It also means creating jobs in the area. “When the pandemic is over, we must ensure that local purchasing habits continue, to the benefit of all, as much for food products as for other local products,” Roy commented in a recent press release.
The goal of the new online portal is to reach local customers during the pandemic, offer a fast and modern way to buy products from home and reach customers from all over the Townships and the rest of Quebec.
In order to be eligible, the main place of business must be in the Haut-Saint-François MRC and the business must offer products that can be sold online (order, payment, delivery or pick-up).
The platform is available to business with or without a website that has transactional capabilities.
All Haut-Saint-François companies will have access to this new platform, acquired at a cost of $12,000 by the CLD. Companies will be accompanied by technical resources that can help them with their online activities. The CLD will also assume the costs for the first 50 registered businesses.
Interested businesses can register at: jachetelehaut.com. For more information, they can also contact the CLD directly at 819-560-8500.