Shop Iowa Marketplace

January 6, 2021
Shop Iowa Marketplace

Recognizing that small businesses have been impacted by less foot traffic due to COVID, Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) launched the ShopIowa.com marketplace to help keep small brick and mortar businesses afloat by serving as an online shopping hub for small business customers.

Iowa businesses owners with a retail storefront are invited to participate. Businesses are able sell up to 25 products online through the ShopIowa.com website. To be eligible* business owners must have a brick-and-mortar presence, physical products that can easily be shipped and be willing to receive orders through the website.

Several retailers already joined, and the site now features a number of products, including gifts, food, clothing, cleaning supplies, toys and more.

Joining the website is free for retailers through June 2021, as the monthly cost to retailers has been covered by IEDA through that date.

Visit shopiowa.com/sell or iowaeda.com/shopiowa to explore this exciting opportunity for Iowa's small businesses.

 Contact: Jim Thompson | jim.thompson@iowaeda.com | 515.348.6183

The State of Iowa, including the IEDA, is immune from suit and liability except as provided under Iowa Code Chapter 669

** Retail Brick and Mortar storefronts within a commercial zoning classification. Small Business is defined as a business with fewer than 20 employees or an annual gross income of less than $4M computed as the average of the three preceding years.

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