Grant Opportunity for L.I.A.A.C.C. Members

Up to $2500 grant program for Local Delivery Support!

Grant program for LIAACC Members located in Suffolk County.  This grant can help Jump Start or Boost your Local Same-Day Delivery saving you time & money!

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Overview

The LIAACC has partnered with Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery & Marketplace to distribute JumpSMART grant funding to support small businesses in Suffolk County. The program aims to support small business owners to offer local same-day delivery services.

What's JumpSMART and how did this grant come about?

In September 2023, Suffolk County announced “the JumpSMART Small Business Downtown Investment Program to provide funding to support downtown growth and to help local businesses and institutions to remain economically competitive.” Working in partnership with Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery and citing economic studies, the LIAACC identified the need for minority-owned businesses to offer competitive last-mile logistics services. LIAACC’s application was successful and the Chamber was awarded $125,000 for distribution to eligible members.

Why does delivery matter?

At Trellus, we believe that “Shop Local” should be more than a catchphrase. Small businesses should have affordable access to basic services that their customers expect, like delivery. Offering fast, affordable delivery to your busy customers is a major way to compete against e-commerce giants. According to a reputable survey, 99% of major retailers plan to offer same-day delivery within 3 years (Bringg, 2022). Professional services also benefit from local delivery, as your time is better spent serving clients than transporting documents, equipment, and other materials. When Trellus handles your deliveries, you regain time to focus on high-value tasks.

Are there any restrictions on what I can deliver?

We cannot deliver:

  • Any items over 50 lbs.
  • Items larger than 36” x 36” x 36” measurement.
  • Live animals.
  • Hazardous or dangerous material.
  • Illicit or illegal products.
  • Combustible, flammable, or dangerous goods.
  • Tobacco, tobacco products, vape products of any kind.
  • Hot, prepared, cooked food.
How does the delivery credit work?

Once approved, qualifying small businesses will receive a $2500 credit on their Trellus account. The $2500 credit will be used for Trellus’ monthly Business subscription ($49.99/month) and deliveries placed until the funds are exhausted

Can my business grow from this?

Absolutely. Every day, businesses across Long Island are using Trellus to drive revenue. At Trellus, we don’t take a portion of your sale. Plus, you have the choice to absorb the delivery cost per package or to pass those costs on to your customer. When you’re in control and you’re saving a lot of time from having to do deliveries yourself, you have a real opportunity to grow your bottom line.

My business currently doesn’t deliver. How can this benefit me?

You should still consider applying for the grant to begin offering same-day delivery. Trellus serves many business categories across Long Island. If delivery is a new service offering for your business, this program is the perfect way to kickstart it with customers at no financial risk to you. Professional services should also consider using Same-Day Delivery by Trellus for trackable delivery of important documents.

Can I speak with someone before applying?

Of course! The fastest way to get in touch is through our Trellus Chatbot, which can be found on the bottom right of this webpage.  You can also submit a request using our Contact Form or give us a call on our toll-free line: 1.833.562.2554.

Why Trellus?

Trellus is a Long Island-based startup with the mission to equip small businesses with the tools and services they need to compete against e-commerce giants. Our co-founders are three Long Island residents and business owners who are active in the local community. To date, Trellus drivers have completed more than 100,000 successful deliveries on behalf of small businesses across Long Island.

Many delivery companies have forgotten about the needs of small business owners, and they continue to charge the business a percentage of the sale. From the start, Trellus’ business model has been fundamentally different. Trellus doesn’t take a portion of the business’s sale, operating instead as an affordable service provider. At Trellus, we see delivery drivers as the backbone of our business and we offer them better compensation than the average delivery gig.

Game Changing Benefits

Consumer Willingness

88% of consumers are willing to pay for same-day delivery service (PwC).

Real-Time Tracking

Knowing the estimated or guaranteed delivery date is important to 63% of online shoppers (MarketingProfs).

Competitive Edge

Same-Day Delivery can help businesses gain a competitive advantage over 85% of other retail industry players (MarketingProfs).

Reach Online Shoppers

30% of Millennials consider a business’s ability to deliver on the same day before purchasing online (Econsultancy).

Servicing All
Long Island, NY

Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery & Marketplace covers all of Nassau and Suffolk County, New York. Our service provides unlimited Same-Day Delivery from all merchant partners to customers within these areas.

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