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Discover the delights of farm-fresh meat, hand-distilled spirits, and original fashion and homeware design pieces.

Here you can find and buy special items direct, and make a difference for those most impacted by drought, bushfire and coronavirus – across rural and regional NSW.

Once you start travelling again, use our interactive map to plan your trip around visits to unique #BuyRegional businesses.  

Global market opportunities

Building on the success of Buy Regional, small business owners can now reach global consumers too. 

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Fabric Collective

Arts and crafts, Eclectic and/or vintage

Fabric Collective is an online fabric store dedicated to supplying a carefully curated eclectic mix of fabrics specialising in Liberty of London and Australiana, as well as providing information to inspire creativity and have fun.

Ethical Outback Wool by Coonong Station

Clothing, Sustainable and/or organic, Wool

Coonong Station in Urana NSW produces ethical and sustainable wool woven into the highest quality blankets and wraps, which is the only Australian wool to be US Humane Certified. 

Belarna Grove

Food

Belarna Grove provides olives and olive oil sourced from farms in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley of NSW, along with hand crafted gourmet vinegar.

Sanctus Brewing Company

Wine and beer

Sanctus Brewing Company produce craft beer and handcrafted spirits straight from the heart of The Clarence Valley in Northern NSW.

Botero

Coffee and tea, Food

Botero coffee roasters deliver high quality coffee and tea to their customers via their espresso cafe in Maclean and their online store.

Numbat Australia

Clothing, Skin and cosmetics, Sustainable and/or organic

Numbat Australia, located in Yamba, NSW, provide natural hemp clothing, accessories and health care products.

Ironbark Creek

Arts and crafts, Food, Gifts and homewares

Ironbark Creek products are handmade, unique, up-cycled and Australian made and include honey, arts and crafts materials and timber products such as bottle openers and candle holders.

The Eclective

Arts and crafts

The Eclective creates handmade porcelain and ceramic earrings and functional pieces using Australian clays and glazes focussing on simple, modern and understated design.

The Riverina Hamper Co

Chocolate and sweets, Food, Gifts and homewares, Wine and beer

The Riverina Hamper Co creates beautiful gift hampers for any occasion, showcasing produce of the Riverina Murray region of NSW. 

Elixalife

Skin and cosmetics

Elixalife provides nutritional supplements and personal care products using essential oils, skincare products, and high-quality traditional herbs.

Illa Langa Farm

Food

Illa Langa Farm is a jammery and pickelry based in Bathurst. Everything is hand made on the farm in small batches with just what is needed to produce the best quality jams, pickles and preserves. 

Alexander Lures

Arts and crafts

Alexander Lures is a small fresh water lure making business created by a 16 year old from country NSW to provide hand made lures to target all types of fresh water fish species. 

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Fellow advocates

Thankful4Farmers

Thankful4Farmers is an initiative that aims to demonstrate support for Australian farming and rural communities and raise funds to create sustainable transformational impact. Supported by ambassador, Matt Moran, Thankful4Farmers will raise money via Australian consumers purchasing select retail products as well as ordering select seasonal dishes from partnering restaurants.
Fellow advocates – Thankful4Farmers

One Day Closer to Rain

One Day Closer to Rain is a Facebook group focused on drought support, with a market page selling unique hand crafted arts and design pieces. People can buy direct from the maker, through the feed.
Fellow advocates – One Day Closer to Rain

Buy from the Bush

Buy from the Bush showcases beautiful things available in rural areas facing drought. People can buy direct from the producer, through Facebook and Instagram.
Fellow advocates – Buy from the Bush

Why Leave Town Gift Cards

Why Leave Town Gift Cards provide support to regional communities who are struggling due to the bushfires and ongoing drought. Donating via Why Leave Town Gift Cards will help someone in need and also keep money circulating locally. Gift cards will be distributed by local organisations within the town you select.
Why Leave Town Gift Cards

Flavours from the Bush

Tempting recipes created to showcase delicious ingredients sourced from Buy Regional's food producers.
Lamb cutlets with pecan dukkah from Barefoot Farm

Resources

You have a few decisions to make before you start selling online.

You can set up your site using an existing e-commerce site such as Shopify, GoDaddy AustraliaSquarespace and Wix.

Existing marketplaces such as eBay or Etsy are quick and easy to use sites to list your products.

Each path to online selling has benefits and challenges, so you’ll need to do some research to find the best match for your business.

Existing marketplaces can be a great place to start your online selling adventure. Guides to the most commonly used platforms are below.

When you’re considering marketplaces, ask important questions such as:

  • Are there set-up fees?
  • Are there ongoing subscription costs? (There can be big differences in costs from zero to around $60 a month.)
  • Are fees charged for every item sold?
  • Can the site handle foreign transactions? (Some sites allow purchases from other countries.)

You’ll also need to check functionality, ease of use and if you’re not comfortable in the online world, you will need to make sure the platform offers good technical support.

You should consider how much product you will sell online. Many of the marketplaces have a moving schedule of fees depending on your volume of sales.

Online marketplaces

  • eBay is still the dominant player in Australia. They have a clear and simple guide to setting up an eBay store.
  • Etsy is a well-known marketplace with rules about what you can sell. Items are limited to handmade goods, vintage items that are over 20 years old and craft supplies. Find out how to set up an Etsy store.
  • Amazon boats over 20 categories for products and easy ways to ship your products. Learn how to sell products on Amazon.
  • Instagram is an easy place to show off the visual appeal of products, and many sellers are already on the channel. Find out how to sell products from Instagram.
  • Facebook marketplace is a popular place to sell items. Find out the steps to set up an account on Facebook marketplace.

This is a small selection of what is available online. It's also best to do plenty of your own research.

E-Commerce can work well for businesses that already have a strong brand and a clear direction.

There are more hurdles with this option, including setting up a merchant ID and purchasing a domain name. Good e-commerce sites walk you through these steps.

According to Top10.com the best e-commerce sites have tools to walk you through the process, including hosting, design, pricing and payment options, reporting and postage calculators. 

Guides to set up e-commerce sites

This is a small selection of what is available online. It's also best to do plenty of your own research.

 

Advice to small businesses is available from NSW Business Connect advisors who have a broad range of skills covering essential business topics, including business planning, marketing and how to grow your digital presence.

The first four hours of one-on-one business advice is free. After that sessions are highly subsidised by the NSW Government. Get in touch with a Business Connect advisor.

Find out more about the digital advisors offered through Business Connect.

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