What is Outgo? For more than 5 years, our dynamic team has been happy to answer this question. Every time we explain what Outgo is, we see the sparkle in people's eyes: "Wow!" "Cool!" “I didn’t know that, it’s really trippy!” And yes! Outgo surprises , and not just with its concept of VIP experiences but also with the unique emotions and memories it provides.
Discover our young local company whose mission is to facilitate the online search for exclusive and VIP experiences in Quebec while supporting local businesses.
Outgo: what is it?
Outgo is a Quebec company that offers an online platform offering the opportunity to local merchants (mostly SMEs and startups) to offer exclusive experiences to Quebecers and tourists from Quebec.
The website was created to facilitate local commerce in the recreational and tourism sector while protecting it. This year, with the pandemic, Outgo was able to help support hundreds of businesses through its “Support Our Community” program. We'll tell you more about that later!
What makes Outgo proud is the quality of its partners and the experiences offered on the platform. Encouraging 100% Quebec and 100% unique businesses , the team aims to always follow trends in technology by offering a completely online service, from the very beginning. This service now includes online transactions on the platform, a trendy electronic passport that NEVER expires and a subscription without long-term commitment.
Through this online service , the team hopes to be able to provide a unique experience to consumers who visit the platform.
How was the company born?
Outgo is a trendy company offering an alternative to outdated and annoying paper passes, the Outgo electronic passport. This allows consumers to offer and receive electronic gift packages delivered directly by email . No chance of misplacing your package with this online service.
Outgo also offers a turnkey service to merchants: an online platform to sell their services, collaborate on the development of packages with other service companies and visibility on the web.
Why offer an entirely Quebec platform?
As Yanik our founder is from L'Ancienne Lorette, in Quebec, the project was born in Quebec with local traders . This is how the Outgo idea was quietly built. The company then developed in Montreal and finally expanded to the four corners of Quebec .
Considering the needs of Quebec businesses and aiming to encourage local merchants, Outgo today offers hundreds of 100% Quebec experiences . Currently, Outgo is present in the regions of Montreal, Lanaudière, Mauricie, Estrie, Saguenay, Laurentides, Chaudière-Appalaches, Outaouais, Charlevoix and Quebec.
Who are Outgo partners?
Outgo partners are Quebec merchants, proud of their unique services, who wish to display their service on the web, but who do not necessarily have the knowledge or tools necessary to manage their own online business. The Outgo advantages are multiple .
First, the Outgo platform offers a section reserved for partners for the sale of gift cards, packages or experiences . Then, from advertisements on Google Adwords and on our social networks as well as from our newsletter and special marketing projects, Outgo offers an advertising helping hand to all the platform's partners. Additionally, Outgo offers monthly pricing that does not involve any commission when selling services.
Partners are also companies that collaborate on the Outgo experience by offering an advantage to experience consumers. In 2018, Outgo partnered with CAA Quebec . This association allows CAA Quebec members to save 15% off their total bill, from a purchase of $30 on the Outgo platform. This is just one example of many other marketing initiatives that Outgo undertakes to support its partners.
How has the company adapted in the last year?
In 2021, faced with the health crisis, Outgo decided to create a support campaign for Quebec businesses to help local businesses quickly replenish their cash coffers.
This project was aimed at all Quebec companies that do not have access to a website to sell their service(s). It was possible for them to offer their service(s) via the Outgo platform so that Quebec consumers could encourage them by purchasing gift cards or making a donation to their business. This initiative allowed Outgo to raise $35,000 which was given to participating companies.
Any plans for the next few years?
As a start-up, Outgo is a company that is in constant development. Several projects are coming, affecting both the platform and the services offered. Follow us on social networks to follow our development!
With the current crisis within the industry, one of the projects our team is currently working on is corporate experience. With the new health measures, thousands of companies have found themselves obliged to change the way they reward the work of their employees.
We therefore developed a corporate service . As a result, several companies have turned to Outgo to offer personalized gift cards to their employees . The corporate experience offers companies the opportunity to highlight the work of their employees, partners and loyal customers. This gift idea is perfect for offering personalized gifts with a gift card offering a wide choice of experiences to suit all tastes and styles.
In addition to encouraging recognition at work, an important value within our company, this project encourages our partners by constantly offering them new customers. This project, born in the middle of a pandemic, allows Outgo to offer a complete service between different types of customers, for the happiness of all.
Outgo wants to become THE reference for the VIP experience in Quebec. And you, what would your VIP experience be? Let us know in the comments!