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How to Set-up e-Commerce for Your Food Venture

By Vaughan Small Business and Entrepreneurship and York Region Food Accelerator


Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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In this workshop, aspiring entrepreneurs will gain access to the strategies and tools necessary to launch and grow a successful eCommerce business:

  • Why start online? Benefits and challenges.
  • Choosing and branding the right product to sell.
  • Private labeling and finding the right manufacturer or supplier for your product.
  • Discovering your ideal sales channel: eCommerce vs. marketplace
  • Fulfillment basics and choosing the right eCommerce fulfillment strategy
  • Understanding how shipping works + best practices.
  • Top automation tools to streamline business operations and maximize sales.

This workshop is brought to you in partnership with YSpace’s York Region Food Accelerator. YSpace is home to one of the first of its kind in the GTA food accelerator program, and is a partnership with YSpace, The Regional Municipality of York Region and the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. YSpace Food Accelerator helps promising food and beverage consumer-packaged goods (CPG) ventures build their strategy, grow their network and scale their business.


Ahmad Al Abid – Senior Account Manager, eShipper

Ahmad is an experienced Logistics Consultant at eShipper who has been working with hundreds of entrepreneurs for over 3 years. After studying Business and Society at York University, he transitioned from banking to logistics and supply chain to become more involved in helping business owners to achieve their goals. He’s played a part in many success stories over the years, and continues to encourage company growth by providing insight, technology solutions and operational support to his clients. He finds his job to be extremely rewarding, and is committed to adapting in the ever-changing world of transportation and logistics.

About eShipper

eShipper is your all-in-one integrated shipping solution, for businesses of any size. Our shipping and rate comparison platform is built to streamline logistics and maximize efficiencies so businesses can focus on growth. We provide end-to-end fulfillment services for eCommerce businesses complete with custom packaging options, tailored pick & pack operations, space and money saving solutions, and automated shipping. We have long standing partnerships with the world’s most trusted carriers, allowing us to get competitive shipping rates based on aggregate volume for eShipper customers, no matter how much they ship. We also maintain alliances within the Government of Canada to build opportunities for our customers to expand their business globally.