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Online Shopping Can Be Good For Region

RDA Northern Inland Come On Shopping Project and Communications Officer Tiff Gilleland getting a delivery.
RDA Northern Inland Come On Shopping Project and Communications Officer Tiff Gilleland getting a delivery.

Online shopping can be good for the local economy, according to Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) Chair Russell Stewart. “RDANI has developed a truly innovative regional online shopping centre called ‘Come On Shopping’ and it is designed to help local businesses to sell their goods online cost-effectively,” he said.

With support from Local Councils and Chambers of Commerce, Come On Shopping is a user-friendly online shopping centre experience for the region’s businesses and customers. “It is a nation-leading project, completely developed right here in Northern Inland NSW and it’s something local businesses and shoppers should get behind.”

RDANI is a not-for-profit organisation and is delivering Come On Shopping as an affordable service, to help local businesses access online trading and help grow the region’s digital economy.

RDANI Executive Officer Nathan Axelsson said the ground-breaking project has been a large and complex undertaking for the benefit of shoppers as well as business owners in the Northern Inland. “So far, we have close to 20 stores across the region on board and the business sector support is growing steadily,” he said. “This is a great way to experience the convenience of shopping online while also supporting your local economy.”

“A business looking to build a full commercial e-commerce website can face a costly exercise. Come On Shopping allows a business to have an online store with full online shopping cart functionality, from as little as $39 per month,” Mr Axelsson added. “We’ve even got affordable rates locked in with local couriers for the delivery of goods."

“Stores on Come on Shopping are growing in number but are already diverse in their offerings. They include the Northern Inland Innovation Awards winner “Lively Linseed” of Mullaley, Glen Innes’ Super Strawberry, Reilly’s of Quirindi (a workwear and fashion retailer), Olives of Beaulieu and Apple Tree Garden of Guyra.”
“Ultimately, it will be up to locals to shop online and support these businesses, if this great project is to be sustainable," Mr Axelsson said. Businesses looking to be involved or find out more can contact Tiffany on 1300 966 575 or go to www.comeonshopping.com.au

Shop online with the following local (Come on Shopping participating) businesses:

Apple Tree Garden (Guyra) www.appletreegarden.comeonshopping.com.au
Gunnedah Pet Vet www.gunnedahpetvet.comeonshopping.com.au
Mackellar Motel (Gunnedah) www.gunnedahmotel.comeonshopping.com.au
Self-Confident Women (Gunnedah) www.selfconfidentwomen.comeonshopping.com.au
Things With A Difference (Armidale) www.things-with-a-difference.comeonshopping.com.au
The Super Strawberry (Glen Innes) www.superstrawberry.comeonshopping.com.au
SR Group Pty Ltd (Gunnedah) www.srgroup.comeonshopping.com.au
Smart Breathing (Armidale) www.smartbreathing.comeonshopping.com.au
Lively Linseed (Mullaley) www.livelylinseed.comeonshopping.com.au
High On Bikes (Guyra) www.highonbikes.comeonshopping.com.au
Villa Rouge (Bingara) www.villarouge.comeonshopping.com.au
Kubaba Aromatics (Warialda) www.kubaba.comeonshopping.com.au
Reilly’s (Quirindi) www.reillys.comeonshopping.com.au
Olives of Beaulieu (Inverell) www.olivesofbeaulieu.comeonshopping.com.au
Bingara IGA (Bingara) www.bingaraiga.comeonshopping.com.au
Wellness! It’s Time www.wellness.itstime.comeonshopping.com.au

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