Project 20 in 20: Portland
The stay-at-home order has helped Oregon slow the spread of COVID-19. It has also rocked our local economy and is hurting small businesses and their employees. 20 in 20: Portland is a way for everyone to stay safe at home while giving a boost to small retailers.
Starting in mid-April, Matter Supply Co will be working directly with 20 small Portland retailers and shops to launch their stores online quickly.
Selected small business owners get a simple, professionally-implemented Shopify eCommerce site where they can re-open online so customers can buy from the safety of their homes.
Businesses will only be responsible for small costs related to the online services used. In response to COVID-19's impact, many of these services have significantly extended their free trails.
Are you a small Portland retailer without a way to sell online?
Apply for 20 in 20: Portland while applications are open. After 20 businesses have been selected, applications will close for this round.
April 8, 2020
20 in 20 applications open
April 17, 2020
Selections and outreach to applicants begins
Online stores begin to launch
Applications will close after 20 business are selected
Go from shuttered to shipping in days
1. Apply to 20 in 20: Portland
If your small business is based in Portland, OR and you don't have a way to sell your products online, apply now. Applications close after 20 businesses are selected
2. Get a custom plan
Meet via video 1-on-1 with a member of the Matter Supply Co. We'll work with you to understand your business and put together a custom launch plan.
3. Launch and promote
We will help guide you through pulling together your product inventory while we build the site. Once ready, it'll be time to launch and get you and your team back to work.
local goes global is a project by Matter Supply Co
local goes global is a Matter Supply Co. project. It is our way as a small business to help our fellow small business owners protect what they built, to get back on their feet, and to get their people back to work.
Read the story of local goes global and how it started on Medium.