What Types Of eCommerce Grants Are Available?

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25 Get Online Grants Worth $1,000 Each

  • What You'll Get
    Your own online store with your own branding. Valued at $1499, your $1000 grant means you only pay $499. + Free Domain name for your first year, free web hosting for six months and free SSL certificate for your first year.
  • Sell Products
    Unlimited products, unlimited collections, unlimited variants. Offer deals, click and collect, subscriptions and more.
  • Take Online Bookings
    For service booking related businesses, let your customers book and pay online. Mechanics, Trades, Sports Classes. Karma Commerce can manage all your service booking related needs.
  • Cafes, Restaurants, Food & Beverage
    Let customers order from your menu online with Click & Collect or offer delivery through your own in house delivery service.


25 Online Starter Grants Worth $5,000 Each

  • What You'll Get
    Your own online store with your own unique customized look, feel and design. This also includes a full branding package which includes business card design, letterhead & email signature. Valued at $7999, your $5000 grant means you only pay $1999. + Free Domain name for your first year, free web hosting for six months and free SSL certificate for your first year.
  • Sell Products
    Unlimited products, unlimited collections, unlimited variants. Offer deals, click and collect, subscriptions and more.
  • Take Online Bookings
    For service booking related businesses, let your customers book and pay online. Mechanics, Trades, Sports Classes. Karma Commerce can manage all your service booking related needs.
  • Cafes, Restaurants, Food & Beverage
    Let customers order from your menu online with Click & Collect or offer delivery through your own in house delivery service.

What's Included

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A Feature Rich eCommerce Solution

Everything you need to trade online in simple to use solution.

  • Sell Products
    Sell any type of physical product.
  • Online Service Bookings
    Take payment and bookings for service based businesses.
  • Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Eateries
    Save time and money by letting your customers order from your menu online.
  • Manage Orders
    Automated sales notifications, cancellations, refunds & returns.
  • Product Reviews
    Build trust and credibility by allowing customers to review your products and services online. Completed automated, moderated by you.
  • Customer Retention On Autopilot
    Fully automated processes for cart abandonment.
  • Pass On Merchant Processing Fees
    Unique to Karma Commerce, we pass on your bank merchant fees (usually 2.9%) to the customer, as a simple order processing fee, helping you minimize bank fees and increase profit.
  • Click & Collect Or Delivery
    You choose. You'll be able to offer both delivery or click and collect. Our in browser QR Code scanning technology makes it easy for customers to click & collect.
  • Analytics
    Learn more about your customers and how your site is performing, with our inbuilt analytics reports.
  • Enhanced Page Speed Load Times
    Unlike other eCommerce platforms that perform extremely poorly on all versions of page speed load tests, Karma Commerce sites score a significant speed performance on both mobile and desktop page speed tests with an extremely high mobile compatibility index test. Why is this important? It means that search engines like Google will give your store preferential rankings when using tools like Google search on mobile devices.
  • Device Friendly
    Your Karma Commerce store works across all devices, desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile on the go.

Manage payments in one convenient place

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See payments, track cash flow into your bank account, and stay on top of disputes – all from the comfort of your own store. Whether you're monitoring your site on-the-go or digging into the details, our integrated payment functionality has you covered.

  • Securely accept credit and debit cards
    Reduce cart abandonment by offering customers a seamless payments experience. With Payments, customers never need to leave your store in order to process a payments.
  • Pass On Processing Fees
    Karma Commerce's unique service passes on the 2.9% merchant processing fee to your customers at the time of purchase as a single processing payment fee. Increase ROI and lower your bank fees with .

Karma Commerce Site Examples

Add On:
Save time and money with
Karma Commerce Shipping

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Print labels right from your Karma Commerce dashboard at competitive domestic rates and the lowest international tracked shipping prices in New Zealand.

  • Built into Karma Commerce
    Stop copy and pasting order details into fulfillment software. Karma Commerce Shipping is built right in to your Karma Commerce dashboard.
  • Available today through CourierPost, NZ Post & Our International Logistics Partners
    A better way to ship awaits. Print labels for domestic and international shipments right from your dashboard - get set up and go for it!
  • Book Pickups From Your Place Of Business
    For larger shipment volumes, we will provide you with access to our Karma Commerce Pickup service. Simply request a pickup through your dashboard and our shipping partners will pick up from your door.
  • Integrated QR Code Scanning
    Only Karma Commerce provides additional QR Code scanning technology embedded into your shipping labels. Simply scan the QR code with your phone and Karma Commerce will automatically update the items shipping status as "Ready for dispatch".
  • Label Machines, Thermal Labels & Packaging Supplies
    Talk to us and we'll connect you with our printer, label and packaging supply partners. We'll help you get better rates and the right equipment to save you both time and money getting you up-and-running faster.

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Capture Residual Income with
Recurring Payments & Subscriptions

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Can you guarantee how much money your business is going to make this month? If you offered subscription-based products, you could do just that.

  • Improve Cashflow With Subscriptions
    With Karma Commerce Subscriptions, you can create and manage products,services,memberships and class bookings with recurring payments — payments that will give you residual revenue you can track and count on.
  • Subscription Benefits
    Karma Commerce Subscriptions allows you to introduce a variety of subscriptions for physical or virtual products and services. Create product-of-the-month clubs, weekly service subscriptions or even yearly membership packages
  • Automate Your Business
    A subscription-based model will allow you to capture more residual revenue — and all you have to do is ship the orders, scan the QR codes for class subscriptions or give access to digital subscription memberships.
  • Automatic Renewals
    Supports automatic re-billing on failed subscription payments, helping you minimize subscription churn rates.
  • Customer Centric
    Give customers the ability to manage their own plan, including upgrading or downgrading, without needing to wait on you for help.
  • Automated Customer Service
    Karma Commerce has built-in renewal notifications and automatic emails let you — and your customers — know when subscription payments have been processed, so there are never any surprises.

Grant Criteria

Karma Commerce grants are available to New Zealand registered businesses only.

We have a strong ethos on doing good and supporting locally made, kiwi owned businesses so please keep that in mind when you submit your application.

Applications close 31st October 2020, and grant winners will be notified by email in the coming weeks after.

Our panel of four judges will review your application and base their decision around key areas such as job opportunities, supporting families, social good, innovative ideas and just good ol' kiwi 'Give it a go'.



Submit Your Application