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Nunavut Online Store

Lowering Nunavut grocery's

Nunavut Online Store

Lowering Nunavut grocery's

CA$ 1,130
pledged of CA$ 160,000pledged of CA$ 160,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 20 2015 4:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

I have lived in arctic Canada for the past 7 years (Nunavut) and i have worked for both retailers that together control 90% of sales of grocery's and items to the people of Nunavut... But some of the prices are insane like a $105 for bottle water, $12 for a pack of bacon, $16 for a 2L juice, $200 for a 11Kg turkey and much more; average prices are 30-60% more then prices in southern canada but some times they are 80-150% more.

Living and working In Nunavut with a family of 4 our monthly bill on grocery's was around $2000-3000 this is a place where the average income is $25,000/year.... Having had the opportunity to work in the arctic gave me a wide range of experience and know how and now I want to put those experience to good work.

Shipping cost account for a large part of the prices of these items, even though there is a program that our government has put in place to help with shipping cost called nutrition north, a lot of the times the full subsidy of this program is not pass on to the customer as the program is intended to work. And other online retailers don't have the experience of shipping to remote communities so many of times they won't ship or some times the price of shipping is 3x the norm.

I want to open a online store NOS (Nunavut Online Store) to help lower the price of food and everyday items to the people of Nunavut. We are ready to lunch but we need capital to make this project work. We need office and warehouse space in ottawa and office space in Nunavut.

We will charge 10-15% on wholesale prices (average price in southern Canada's retailers) + the cost of shipping we will also in-roll In the nutrition north program and pass the full subsidy to the people making grocery's more affordable. We are hopping to reduce the cost of goods by 20-40% and even more.

If you look up grocery prices in Nunavut in your first google search you will find out how crazy some of this prices are, so help us get NOS of the ground and at the same time help people from Nunavut.

Risks and challenges

We are hoping to launch by November 1st and have a warehouse ready for lease in ottawa where we will be installing a freezer and cooler for storage of the product to be shipped.
We will have to get and sign an agreement for one of the main airlines to ship our product(Nunavut is a fly in only territory)
We will also need to enrol in nutrition north program through the government (this will take some time)
We have a wholesaler ready to sell us product but will need to set up our website.

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