Updated: November 25, 2021 at 7:51 AM
Retailers and shoppers are encouraged to participate in the annual eMonday promotion next week sponsored by the Department of Economic Development and led by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.
eMonday was launched in 2010 during Global Entrepreneurship Week as an online initiative to encourage residents to ‘buy local’. Its objective remains to support the development of local e-commerce in Bermuda.
The BEDC said the main goal of the initiative is to see a large number of online retailers, or online retailers, bring online offers to shoppers. The participating consumers will only have to make their purchases on the sites of these e-merchants.
Ray Jones, Director of the Department of Economic Development, said: “I would like to encourage vendors and the community to take this opportunity to take advantage of exclusive offers and support each other as the island looks beyond the pandemic. Buy, sell, tag and publish – and who knows what you could win! “
The BEDC said all participating consumers must do the #ChooseBermuda online on November 29 for a chance to win great prizes.
A list of participating online retailers is available on the BEDC’s local e-commerce business directory, the organization said.
Buyers will be entered into a raffle to win one of three $ 250 vouchers to be used at any participating e-merchant.
To participate in the draw, buyers are invited to upload their receipts or payment confirmations on the BEDC online form.
All receipts will be entered into the draw and the winners will be announced on December 3. Only transactions dated November 29 will be taken into account for the draw.
Participating retail and service businesses will be required to accept online orders or accept online orders with the option to provide full online payments.
They will also have to offer one or more discounts or promotions on eMonday.
Additionally, they should use social media tools like Facebook and Instagram to direct vendors to their sites before eMonday using the #eMonday hashtag in their promotions.
A small business without an online presence can register to become a seller in BEDC’s virtual marketplace, ByBermuda, at www.bybermuda.bm.
Erica Smith, Executive Director of BEDC, said: “We are delighted to launch ByBermuda in time for the holiday season. We know that supporting entrepreneurs by providing them with an inexpensive or free online platform can help them increase their sales and grow their business.
Buyers are welcome to visit www.eMonday.bm to obtain the list of participating e-merchants and find out which products are the subject of eMonday offers.
Sellers are encouraged to register their promotions online.