Future-proof your retail business: Omnichannel during COVID-19

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September 2, 2020

| 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET | 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT | 11:00am - 12:00pm PT

Presented by Shopify, BDC, and Retail Council of Canada

A recent survey conducted by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) finds that more than a third (37%) of women-owned businesses said it was or would be hard to resume operations during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is almost 15% more than their male counterparts.  While online sales have more than doubled, retail sales remain below normal rates, with clothing stores among the sectors that saw the sharpest declines.

In response, Retail Council of Canada, Shopify, and BDC have teamed up to help women retail entrepreneurs get their businesses online.

Join our experts to learn how to build an online store, optimize it, and get more of your products into the hands of customers. Plus, hear from our panel of women business owners about how they have used ecommerce to improve their retail business and beat the economic downturn created by the pandemic.

All participants will also have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions with industry experts and other retailers to share their experiences around adapting to the new retail landscape of COVID-19. Participants will also be eligible for a free 90-day Shopify trial, access to Shopify POS Pro, and a free Tap & Chip card reader for a limited time.

Who should attend: Retail business owners who want to improve their online sales, find new customers, and grow.