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3 reasons for establishing an e-commerce business in the District Central

Words of wisdom | April 19 2022

Are you looking for a space that is well-suited to your online business? The District Central neighbourhood boasts unique and affordable locations that are easily accessible by public transit and close to logistics services. Here is quick tour, all summed up in three good reasons for establishing your business in the District Central. 

1. Strategic geographic location 

Located in the Borough of Ahuntsic, the District Central enjoys an enviable geographic location. Accessible by métro, bus, BIXI, train and car, the sector is already home to more than 1,800 businesses. This booming neighbourhood is developing around 3 main business hubs: design, urban manufacturing and technology. You will be surrounded by complementary and related business. This is the ideal location for finding partners to help you successfully execute all of your projects.

2. Space for growing your online commerce business 

Take advantage of the flexibility and the nearly 5 million sq. ft. of space available in the District Central. Select an affordable premises that is sized to suit your needs (from 1,000 sq. ft. to more than 50,000 sq. ft.), and then adapt it to meet your requirements and the growth of your business.
Featuring high ceilings and floors with increased load-bearing capacity, open-concept and brightly illuminated premises are well-suited to production and warehousing. They also come equipped with loading docks, hoists and much more. 

3. Services for e-commerce entrepreneurs

Within steps from your location, you will find organizations like Clickspace (planned opening in June 2021), an incubator and third-party logistics (3PL) provider. These online commerce experts can store and deliver your merchandise, advise you with respect to your marketing strategies and finances, and provide you with coworking spaces. You can opt for one or more of their services, depending on your needs. Find out how a third party logistics provider can power your online business.


District e-commerce contest: $100,000 in grants to be won

Are you looking to establish a business in the District Central? Enter the District e-commerce contest, which is intended to support futures leaders in the e-commerce sector. The contest runs from April 13 to Mai 31, 2022.

To be eligible to enter the contest, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Operate a business that has been in existence for less than 5 years
  • Have been selling online for at least 3 months via a proprietary transactional site
  • Be established or plan to establish a business within the District Central.

Click here for more information concerning the District e-commerce contest.

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