Jiggity is an online marketplace, providing a new way for local businesses in Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island) to sell to customers without requiring in-person interactions. Although Jiggity was thought of a long time ago, COVID-19 activated the process of getting Jiggity up and running.
Unlike other online shopping platforms, when people in Atlantic Canada shop on Jiggity.ca they know they are supporting their neighbours. For the first time, local businesses from all over Atlantic Canada are coming together - allowing individuals to support local while still providing the convenience and safety of shopping from home. Customers can now shop at their favourite local store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
While the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce was able to start this project with funding from ACOA, a number of local businesses and organizations have also contributed or partnered with the project. It began as a project for the Cumberland and Westmorland counties, allowing businesses in rural communities to increase their customer base in a difficult time.
If you would like more information on Jiggity, such as how to participate as a local business please contact Calida Kello at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-902-397-4688.