What Is Shop Local SA?
Shop Local SA is an online sales platform with a South Australian focus. Equipped with easy-to-use systems and built in marketing support, Shop Local SA provides a roadmap for businesses to embrace eCommerce, be more visible online and connect with customers.
By using this collaborative marketplace approach vendors can be found by more customers, optimise the use of their limited resources, and gain more traction in the market.
As a business selling products you need an eCommerce website to meet today’s consumer needs, but doing so requires a significant commitment in time and money.
Even if you do have an online store, it is a constant challenge to drive traffic to your site and convert sales.
A collaborative online marketplace where businesses can collectively market and sell to consumers 24/7, leveraging the economies of scale achieved through working together.
Businesses can tap into new customers and enjoy the benefits of increased online traffic through Shop Local SA’s overarching marketing campaigns.
Consumers love knowing that they’re supporting local businesses in an easy to use one stop shop.
Together, we can achieve more!
Your local customers are more online savvy than ever.
Bricks and mortar businesses who rely solely on foot traffic from locals and tourists leave themselves vulnerable to external factors as we have seen with the COVID19 pandemic.
We are increasingly seeing the shift to online shopping as it is one of the most convenient ways to get what you need. Customers have an expectation that they should be able to buy online from you. But, if your business hasn’t done the work to make it easy for them to buy online, they will go elsewhere.
There’s no escaping the impact of these changes on local businesses.
How big is this opportunity for your business?
South Australian demographics and Roy Morgan research data supports our business model:
- 1,770,000 population
- 650,000 households
- 52.5% population who shop online
- 929,250 market size.
Would you like to expose your business and products to this market?
How can regional businesses not just survive, but thrive?
South Australian businesses are the lifeblood of our community. You sponsor local sporting clubs, employ local people, support local schools and underpin our regional economy. Without you, our regions face a bleak economic future so it’s essential that we support you.
That website upgrade and online shop idea that wasn’t a priority last year is suddenly one of the only lifelines available to keep the cash flowing and your doors open.
Your business needs to embrace the new digital reality to thrive beyond 2021. Shop Local SA will help you achieve this in a coordinated and collaborative way.
SOURCE: 2019 ECOMMERCE INDUSTRY REPORT, AUSTRALIA POST
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All South Australian businesses are invited to join Shop Local SA!
The Shop Local SA online store is live and vendor applications are open.
The marketplace offers local businesses their own fully-featured online shop, with expert support to get setup and selling quickly for a small once-off investment.
Along with marketing campaigns to promote the new online store, Shop Local SA also offers tailored marketing and support packages to help vendor businesses bring customers to their new digital shopfront.
Shop Local SA is a South Australian sales platform to help local businesses embrace the “new normal” of digital business done locally.
If you’re a business located in South Australia, please fill in the form below and our local team will contact you to discuss how we can help.
South Australia's leading online marketplace.
Supporting local businesses when they need it most.