Digital Business Toolkit – Free Trial

Ease into the digital world by trying any or all of the tools in the toolkit.

Directwest and Vendasta are partnering to support local businesses with digital tools during COVID-19 by offering this free trial.

How does it work?

Complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page and you’ll receive an email that will guide you through the process of setting up any tools you are interested in. We’re here to help, but all the tools are meant to be self-serve.

Want to try a couple but not interested in others? No problem. Worried about the cost? You’re signing up for a free trial until December 31, at which point you can opt into the paid version. It’s your choice. Costs range from $25 – $150 per month. We won’t collect any billing details without your permission.

Interested but need more info? Contact us today to get all your questions answered.

Toolkit options:

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Social Media Management

This tool lets you post on Facebook and Google My Business instantly or schedule posts for when it’s convenient. To make posting even easier, we’ve included templates that can be easily edited and published.

Why should you care? You can be online where your customers are and easily connect with them to share information about your business.

Estimated set-up effort: 10 minutes

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E-Commerce Website

If you’ve been on the fence about selling online, our free trial is a great way for you to test the E-Commerce waters. You will be able to create your own online store by following the steps in just a few simple clicks, with no risk!

Why should you care? Sure, the economy is reopening in Saskatchewan, but many customers have now transitioned to purchasing online. Don’t miss out on potential sales!

Estimated set-up effort: 30 minutes plus time to upload products

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Reputation & Reviews

You can use this tool to improve perception of your business online by monitoring and managing online reviews and responding quickly to customer comments and concerns all from one place.

Why should you care? People are talking about your business online regardless if you are listening. Be a part of the conversation to deter negative reviews and ask for a review from happy customers!

Estimated set-up effort: 45 minutes for both or 15 minutes for setting up a tool to request reviews.

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Online Presence & Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Easily manage how your business information appears everywhere people are looking online – including hours of operation, address, and contact information.

Why should you care? If your potential customers can’t find consistent and accurate information about you online, they are going to head straight to your competitors.

Estimated set-up effort: 5 minutes

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With this tool you will receive automated, easy-to-understand information each week about how your customers are finding you.

Why should you care? Spend time online where customers are finding you most and stop guessing.

Estimated set-up effort: 5 minutes

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Email Marketing

Using a trial version of our leading email marketing solution, Constant Contact, you will be able to try sending automated email campaigns to your customers.

Why should you care? Customers like to hear from their favourite businesses, whether it’s regarding a limited time offer or featured products.

Estimated set-up effort: 30 minutes

  • Fill out the form below to get access to the toolkit and step-by-step guides for each of the tools.

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  • PLEASE NOTE: Directwest and Vendasta are not responsible for work lost or for loss of time and effort leading up to this date.
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