Sell Gift Certificates Online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Support Local BC has created a website to allow customers to purchase gift certificates for local, independent businesses in British Columbia. This helps support our community, encourage social distancing, and will allow businesses to augment their cash flow while we continue to tackle this difficult situation. As of 15 October, there are 105 communities participating with 1,429 businesses and they have channeled over $415,000 into business’ hands.

Each community has its own page on the site. Check out the Lower Sunshine Coast page.

The Sunshine Coast has over 100 businesses on the site. This service is totally free for businesses, and offers the best way to start generating online sales right now.

How the Gift Certificate Process Works for Businesses

The buyer gets an order confirmation email which has a unique order number and serves as their gift certificate or certificates if they purchase multiple. This includes the business name and the amount. The buyer will print it off and bring it to you or show it on their smartphone.

On the back end, Support Local BC has a business portal that shows gift certificate sales for each business in real-time.  Businesses use this portal to manage the gift certificates and redeem them as they are used.

Businesses do not need to issue their own gift certificates. Funds for gift certificate sales are sent weekly via direct deposit using a service called WayPay. Please note: There is no charge for payment processing fees to businesses – they will receive the full value of the gift certificates purchased.

Sign-up 

If you would like to have your business included on this website, please complete the form and we’ll get you added.

Partners

Support Local BC is inspired and managed by Think Local First. Community outreach is done by the Sunshine Coast Business Recovery Centre on the Sunshine Coast and LOCO BC.

If you would like to have your business included on this website, please complete the form and we’ll get you added.

Questions? 

Check out the FAQs or contact Support Local BC. You can also email the SCBRC at help@scbrc.ca.

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR
SUNSHINE COAST BUSINESSES

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us at 604-747-4696 from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday to speak with one of our local business advisors to help you get started. You can also email us at help@SCBRC.ca.

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