While Amazon is all controversial, that supermarkets have had to condemn certain shelves, the doors of small businesses will remain closed, without exception, until December 1.
During the first lockdown, some had already set up digital tools to continue selling their products online, others still do not have the resources.
For them, the government has just launched Monday, November 2 a call for projects aiming ” to identify operators ready to offer free solutions or at preferential rates during the confinement period according to generic needs (having an online payment solution, selling online, offering a delivery service / click and collect) “, explains the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Target ? Publishers of online services and digital tools, capable of creating but also supporting merchants. The goal? Find quick solutions to keep their business afloat.
Applications should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 13, 2020, 11 p.m.
To be eligible, you must ” offer a solution that meets one of the digitization needs defined in the call for projects; make this solution available to VSEs / SMEs free of charge or at a preferential rate […] ; do not force the use of this solution to a long-term commitment; support VSEs / SMEs in the implementation of these solutions free of charge through a hotline and online help in the form of tutorials, interactive chat or enhanced user guides; promote businesses close to the consumer in a logic of support for local actors », Explains the press release.
All the terms and conditions of the specifications are to be found here.
Source : Bercy