What Is A Virtual Market?

A virtual market is an online event where Niagara Connect goes live on Facebook or Instagram (or both) and features your items to sell to our customers.

How Do I Apply For A Virtual Market?

In order to apply to participate in our virtual markets, you must first be a vendor on Niagara Connect. Please click the link below to register. 



How Much Does It Cost To Participate In A Virtual Market?

The cost to participate in our virtual markets is $10 + hst. After applying for each virtual market, you will receive a link to pay. You can pay via link, interac etransfer, PayPal or Visa/Mastercard. 

If you choose to participate in 3 virtual markets the cost is only $25. 

What's the difference between a Virtual Market and Niagara Connect's marketplace?

Our Virtual Market’s are held exclusively through live feeds on either Facebook or Instagram (or both) and all items featured are then uploaded to our stories with a link to purchase. (Items that sell are removed from the stories)

What is Niagara Connect's Marketplace?

Our online marketplace is like an “Etsy”, but exclusively for small businesses in Niagara. Your business can join Niagara Connect and have their own shop, list their own items, receive reviews, send and receive private messages, process orders, ship out your items, have shop announcements, have coupons, set vacation times….if you are familiar with Etsy, you’ll catch on to how Niagara Connect works very quickly. If you are not familiar with Etsy, we have a knowledge base that will walk you through how to set up and use your shop successfully. If you are still having trouble, fret not, somebody can help you with your account.


What types of payments do you accept?

We currently accept PayPal and Visa/Mastercard. We can also accept interac etransfer, but you will have to contact us prior to purchasing so we can process the order manually. 

How will I know when the next Virtual Market is being hosted?

There are several ways to be notified about future markets! We will ALWAYS post upcoming Virtual Markets on the homepage of Niagara Connect. You can also join our email list so you never miss any Virtual Markets, coupons, sales, new items or any other exciting news. We also have a Facebook group that you can join where will post any upcoming events. And you can follow us on Instagram @niagaraconnect where we will keep everybody updated on what’s next. 

I am a customer, but I want to switch over to a vendor account. How do I do that?

If you wish to switch your customer account over to a vendor account, please email us at and we will switch your account type. Please note that we still need to review your shop, description and items before we can switch account types.