E-Commerce Assistance Program

JumpStart Downtown

JUMPSTART DOWNTOWN is an e-commerce assistance program providing businesses located in the downtown core tailored services to improve their online presence.

These services will help mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and will ensure business resiliency post-pandemic.


Program FAQ

Services Offered

Businesses will be filtered to downtown agencies that specialize in e-commerce and social media services based on their specific needs.



• E-Commerce Development

• Competitive Analysis

• Content Strategy

• Search Engine Optimization

• Local Listings Development



• Branding / Marketing

• Content Analysis

• Messaging Analysis


• Business must have experienced negative impacts from COVID-19


• Preference is given to low/moderate income households (we encourage all interested parties to apply for consideration)


• Must be a business located within downtown Vancouver, see map for program boundaries


Application Process

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, for round one, please apply by July 15th, 2021.



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