Bring your business online
In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on merchants everywhere, we’re working together with Digital Main Street to offer FREE Access to TAKU until April 30, 2021 for stores in York Region, Simcoe County and other qualifying regions in need of assistance.
What we’re offering
- Online Store & Store POS
- 1-on-1 Setup & Support Services
- Product Images for Barcoded Inventory
- Built-In Tool to Help Shoppers Find You
- Take Payment Online or In-Store
- Scheduled Pickup or Delivery Options
- Special Discounted Pricing Post-Trial
Who is eligible to apply?
- Must be a retailer, wholesaler or small manufacturer with a physical storefront or warehouse
- Physical location must be located in York Region or Simcoe County
- Other townships are eligible on a case-by-case basis
- Must be a locally owned and registered business
- Cannot be a corporation chain or franchise
- Must employ between 1 to 200 full-time staff
Who is signing up?
- Liquor Store
- Pet Store
- Healthfood Store
- Convenience Store
- Toy Store
- Hardware Store
- Small Wholesaler
- Beauty Supplies
- Book Store
- Garden Centre
- Small Manufacturer
- Gift Store
- And many others!
Funding is limited. Sign-up early to get on the list.
This initiative is run by Digital Main Street with funding from the federal government, FedDev Ontario, and in collaboration with TABIA and ventureLAB.
We are the same award-winning team serving 6,000+ merchants at ACE POS
Award winning support
TAKU is quick to get started, super easy to use. But even then, our award winning team is ready to help you get up and running. This initiative includes remote training and phone support with a real, live specialist based in Canada.
Sell more - everywhere
Turn your retail store into a fully online store with e-commerce and mobile POS. TAKU even links to the most popular digital sales channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon. Never miss a sale again.
Lower operating costs
No more endless spreadsheets. TAKU automatically tracks everything across all sales channels in real-time to help you save on the cost of managing inventory data, SEO and Google Shopping ads. Work less, sell more.
Works on any device
Don’t waste money on hardware. Turn any existing device into a POS whenever you need to. TAKU works with any smart device in-store, curbside or on-the-go.
Easily be found locally
Show nearby shoppers what’s in stock when they’re searching online. Unlike other systems, TAKU can showcase your products with stock levels on Google for free to local shoppers automatically. No data entry required.
Everything under one login
Whether your customers want to buy in your store, online or on social media, TAKU lets you handle it all in real-time, all in one software. Spend less time on your tools, more time on your business.
We are proudly Ontario Made
Kit & Kaboodle
Having just celebrated his 20th year in business, Carl Johnson knew that he needed to adapt quickly when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.
With TAKU, he was able to immediately use existing products in his in-store POS to launch an e-commerce store. At the same, TAKU’s unique integration to Google meant that he was able to attract more local shoppers searching online for products he had in stock.
Toys & Gifts
Williams Lake, BC
During the COVID-19 crisis, Carl needed to be able to quickly start taking orders online but he still wanted to encourage shoppers to visit his store. He also preferred options such as local delivery and curbside pickup to minimize packaging costs and shipping delays.
With TAKU, Kit & Kaboodle was able to quickly launch a mobile-friendly online store of his most popular products where shoppers could easily place orders for local delivery or curbside pickup. Built-in Google marketing helped to attract new customers to the store without any extra work.
In this article, we’ll go over how you can quickly set up your online product catalog for customers to see on your website and to order from.
Find out how to display your products online even if you’re not ready to sell online.
If you aren’t ready to start selling online tomorrow, you can approach the process step-by-step. We cover step 1 of 5 of moving your physical store online in this blog post.