Akcelos is a website operated by a not-for-profit group called Commerce Solidaire. An initiative of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, Commerce Solidaire has its own board of directors made up of representatives of user enterprises and representatives of the Chantier de l’économie sociale. Its main mission is to boost the buying power of social economy enterprises, support the marketing of products and services to social economy enterprises, and promote local development and responsible consumption.
Commerce Solidaire has run a buying group for social economy enterprises in Québec since 2012, enabling them to enhance their buying power while supporting their local economy. The buying group is growing steadily and now exceeds $4 million in annual purchases.
Your purchases on Akcelos are secured by Monetico which was created after the alliance of 2 large cooperatives, namely Desjardins and Credit Mutuel. All sales and delivery terms will vary from one merchant to the other. You have access to each merchant’s policy on his product or service sheet.