ECommerce and Payment Business Tools

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Information Resource Toolkit for Business
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COVID-19 Toolkit for Business
Team Members GCTC Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisory Committee (CPAC)
Point of Contact Pamela Gupta, Area Leader - Damien Thwaites
Participating Municipalities
Contributors Wiki Editor - Anna Lainfiesta
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Description

During this difficult time of change and disruption, entrepreneurs and businesses need to easily and rapidly launch new or scale promising businesses, while optimizing cash flow, staff, and operations.

Challenges

  • Entrepreneurs and businesses need convenient, affordable, and secure online business tools.

Solutions

  • Various companies are providing free trials and discounted pricing for online business tools for the next few months, subject to sign-up deadlines and meeting eligibility criteria.
  • Some tools require specialized technology administration skills to configure, customize, and manage effectively.
  • Entrepreneurs and businesses should verify how their data is collected and securely managed by application / tool providers.

Resources

  • E-Commerce
    • eBay “Up & Running” - eBay launched an accelerator program specifically designed to help retailers without an e-commerce presence rapidly transition to selling online. Financial Services
    • Shopify - Shopify provides an all-in-one online ecommerce (website, social media, and online marketplaces) and Point of Sale platform to start, run, and grow a business. Includes Free tools to run your business e.g. barcodes, branding, business cards, financial calculators, forms, logos, policy generators, QR codes. Financial Services
    • Yahoo Small Business - Yahoo helps small businesses get online with free Website resources for a year. Financial Services
  • Payments
    • Paypal - PayPal’s online service enables businesses and consumers to pay, send money, and accept payments. Businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can obtain financial assistance. Financial Services
    • Stripe - Stripe provides versatile online and in-person payment options for e-commerce sites, subscription services, on-demand marketplaces, and nonprofits (fee discount available). Optional applications are available to manage revenue, prevent fraud, and expand internationally. COVID-19 resources for Stripe users are provided. Financial Services
    • Square - Square enables sellers to accept Point of Sale (POS) payments via cards and contactless mobile wallets (e.g. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay), online ecommerce payments, and enables people to send money to friends and family instantly. Businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can obtain information and tools. Financial Services