After two successful rounds which saw Shopify helping Victorian businesses start selling and growing online, Shopify is once again partnering with the Victorian Government to support its Small Business Digital Adaptation Program.

Through this program, eligible Victorian businesses will enjoy a $1,200 rebate on their Shopify subscription, equivalent to 12 months’ worth of access to its ecosystem of tools and experts to help build and scale their online business.

Shopify is also providing additional enhanced incentives including an extended 30-day free trial, live training and webinars, special offers from its ecosystem of partners, agencies, developers and freelancers, as well as 24/7 customer support via chat, email, call-back, and social media.

Merchants must already have a registered business in Australia and can choose from 14 different commerce vendors, including Shopify. Once businesses decide on their partner, they can visit the Victoria Government website to start their rebate process. 

Shopify managing director for Asia Pacific, Shaun Broughton said, “Shopify is proud to once again have the opportunity to support sole traders, micro and local small businesses in Victoria with the tech tools and resources needed to adapt, grow, and thrive.

“Schemes like the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program are crucial for incentivising business digitalisation, setting the stage for Victorian businesses to flourish amid an increasingly competitive environment.”