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AEDA Is Calling For City Businesses To Sign Up To Their New Digital Marketplace

Customers can buy directly from a range of CBD and North Adelaide, in one transaction, via a new digital marketplace that will make local shopping simpler and support local businesses. 

Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) is calling for city businesses to sign up to its digital marketplace, which is being delivered through its technology partner Arcadier. 

The digital marketplace offers a wealth of incentives to businesses, including competitive commission rates of only five per cent, versus other well-known digital marketplaces that charge as much as 25 per cent. 

It also offers marketing expertise, an existing large customer database, as well as convenient and fast delivery options. 

Adelaide Economic Development Agency Managing Director Ian Hill says the marketplace was developed as a push to support bricks and mortar premises grow their online sales, participate in special online sales events and grow revenue. 

“We want to see as many businesses as possible sell their products on the digital marketplace, which will be a one-stop-shop for customers across multiple categories” Mr Hill says. 

“It is a win for vendors and customers alike and marks a new era of digital retail across the city.” 

The marketplace will offer next day delivery and click and collect options will be available. 

Businesses that have signed up for the program will be able to upload their products, set prices, implement discounts, set stock levels and control their own store within the platform. 

There are no sign-up fees to join the marketplace. 

Arcadier Chief Executive Dinuke Ranasinghe says he is pleased to partner with AEDA to deliver the project. 

“Adelaide’s digital marketplace is a platform showcasing the diversity of products on offer from the many small-to-medium sized businesses in the city,” Mr Ranasinghe says. 

The digital marketplace is currently onboarding businesses and will be officially launched to the public in the coming months. 

Es Una director Lyndal Sterenberg, whose shop is in North Adelaide, signed up to the marketplace as an additional platform to sell her swimwear. 

She is one of the many CBD and North Adelaide businesses who have signed up to be a part of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA)’s digital marketplace. 

“The marketplace is a great opportunity for me to get involved with other businesses that are local to Adelaide and North Adelaide, however, it is also an opportunity that can lead to collaborative partnerships,” Mrs Sterenberg says. 

“It is also a great way to be involved with AEDA to support my business.” 

Rachel Jang, who owns Asha Jewelry in the Myer Centre, sells wearable pieces of art that are popular among tourists and locals alike.  

She says the marketplace will offer her business another revenue stream. 

“I can see a new market there,” Ms Jang said. 

“I love my job … so this will help me advertise myself.” 

To find out more or to get your city business signed up, visit ExperienceAdelaide.com.au/marketplace 

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