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March 9, 2021 – The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is launching Shop Nevada County an e-commerce marketplace that is focused on connecting buyers interested in purchasing a unique range of goods and wares sold or made by local small businesses in Nevada County, including Nevada City, Grass Valley, Truckee and Penn Valley. The site follows in the tradition of craft fairs and markets, giving sellers their own storefront where they can list their goods for a nominal fee.
How it works
Selling – creating a shop is easy, fast and free. The seller can have an unlimited number of listings, but a minimum of four items. The prices of products are set by the shop owner, but the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce takes 10% per item and 4% for virtual goods such as gift certificates. Sellers can choose which payment options to offer buyers, including credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal, among others. Sellers will need to have a PayPal account to be reimbursed immediately. Sellers are in charge fulfilling all orders. Sellers are responsible for all City and State sales tax. Seller can choose between store pick up and shipping options with their established shipping rates.
Sellers need the following to set up their profile:
- business logo size 165 x 165
- business profile images size 185 x 185 and banners sized size 900 x 225 pixels
- merchandise photos must be 1024×1024 pixels (less than 15MB)
- synopsis of your business 50-75 words
- seller policy
- Paypal account
Buying – On the homepage, potential buyers can type a “product description” into the search bar, or, alternatively, they can “browse” through a list of options on the left side of the homepage, which includes Art, Home & Living, Jewelry, Women, Men, Kids, Vintage, Weddings, Craft Supplies, Trending Items, Gift Ideas, Mobile Accessories, and more. Buyers can also see the different stores on a Seller Tab and review all products a Seller has to offer.
Marketing – Shop Nevada County will be featured on the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce homepage which receives up to 100,000 unique visitors during the holiday season alone. It will also be included in boosted and free posts on Facebook and Instagram.
How to sign up
Shop Nevada County will launch April 15.
The first 25 businesses interested in participating in the launch of Shop Nevada County, will receive professional guidance with onboarding their shop and products. Shop Nevada County will also provide self-registration before the official launch for businesses that would prefer to sign up on their own.
Take a Tour of the Site
Join us for a short informational Zoom session on March 16th at 9:30-10:30am to learn more. Sign up here:
For more information and questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org