Kawartha has been in continuous business since 1987. The domain name, shopkawartha.com, was registered on April 30, 1998. We started out selling computers and services from home and in 1989 opened our first store in the Downtown Peterbrough Charlotte Mews.
A year later we moved to a storefront on Charlotte Street and that is where we started with the Internet. We moved stores two more times, once to a larger location on Charlotte Street and finally to a twenty eight hundred square foot location in Downtown Peterborough Square.
During our location on Charlotte Street we first brought in a for pay BBS. Next we rented time on a Satellite News Feed and finally brought in the first Internet Service to the area. We expanded our reach with an office in Lindsay and Haliburton plus a node in Omemee to capture the Oshawa market. Dealers were added in Campbellford, Bobcaygeon and Beaverton to further increase our coverage.
We are currently Internet based with our main focus on design, marketing and specialty sites like this one.
Once this site is operational and used by the general public the intent is to offer it for sale. We will include the current software on the site, a banner generation program and a buyer can make the choice to remain with us for a year or move the site elsewhere. We will offer about 4 hours of basic training on the listing software and banner program so that a transition is transparent.
We believe that to sell you must know your product and that is why rather then leasing expertise such as banner management or even software management, both are available out there, we set-up and run our own purchased programs. In this way we control the process and don't need to seek advice from a third party.