Vendor Benefits

  1. Readymade traffic:
    Thanks to our well defined online marketing strategy, the PIC&D online store will attract a huge amount of traffic and sales opportunities. Creating an online store and investing in marketing will consume tens of thousands of dollars but you still wouldn’t be able to attract as much traffic.
  2. Small setup costs:
    The PIC&D marketplace will save you money by providing administrative, marketing and software development services to you and your customers.
  3. Simplified shipping:
    E-Commerce entrepreneurs need to deal with various logistics and shipping tasks, as well as order processing, product information updating, pricing, etc. The PIC&D marketplace helps to automate most of these tasks.
  4. Flexibility:
    Merchants on the PIC&D marketplace can manage product details, prices, and areas of delivery, make additions, and updates as per their convenience. This flexibility comes along with no requirement of technical knowledge.
  5. Wide field of products available:
    The PIC&D marketplace presents seal products made by a variety of Indigenous crafters. Instead of wasting time looking for products all across the Internet, potential customers just browse one marketplace to find all they need within a product category.

Vendor’s fee & Transaction fee

  1. Registration is free of direct monthly fees.
  2. The Vendor agrees to pay an annual fee of $50.00 to be a part of the PIC&D Online Store. Vendors will be sent an invoice for this amount on April 1 of each year and will have 60 days to remit payment to remain on the store.
  3. The Vendor agrees to pay the mandatory Stripe fees of 2.9% of the total sale amount (including shipping) + $0.30/transaction for all online transactions

Vendors Eligibility Criteria

  1. Vendors must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and must be based in Canada.
  2. Within the ANNEX 1 VENDOR QUESTIONNAIRE, Vendors must specify which communities they come from and where they are currently based.
  3. Products must be handmade by the Vendor.
  4. Northwest Territories Vendors must also be registered with the NWT Arts Program. Click here to register with NWT Arts.
  5. Each Vendor will be assigned a Vendor username and will need to create a password before being able to sign up for listing their product on the online store.
  6. The vendors’ collection must include a majority of seal products and other natural materials.
  7. If vendors wish to sell their seal products to the European Union (EU), they must confirm the product is made from seal skin that has been certified by a recognized body (Government of Nunavut, Government of Northwest Territories or Great Greenland).

Registration Process

  1. Complete ANNEX 1 VENDOR’S QUESTIONNAIRE and send it to info@proudlyindigenouscrafts.com.
  2. Your products must meet specific quality, traceability and safety criteria. The Evaluation Committee will determine if you are eligible to sell your seal products on the PIC&D Online Store.
  3. Once you have been approved as a Vendor, you should complete and submit the following documents to info@proudlyindigenouscrafts.com:
    A) ANNEX 2 SEAL PRODUCT LISTING FORM
    B) Your personal Bio (+- 250 word)
    C) High resolution head shot of yourself
    D) High resolution images of your products (Please view our requirements in ANNEX 5 PICTURES REQUIREMENT PICD ONLINE STORE)
    E) Signed version of the VENDOR TERMS OF USE document
  4. Attend the online training session with the administrator.
  5. Sign up for Stripe. If you do not have a Stripe account, you can register here.
  6. Sign up for a Canada post account, if applicable.
  7. Sign up for GST/HST taxes, if applicable.
  8. Configure your Vendor’s PIC&D Account.
  9. Update your products when required.

We are here to help! If you are interested in being a Vendor but need help to sign up, contact us at info@proudlyindigenouscrafts.com!

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