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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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Book Book Book

Books, Gifts and homewares

Book Book Book is an online store from Orange NSW, they create handbound journals for creatives and thinkers.

Gumnut Gifts & Homewares

Gifts and homewares

Gumnut Gifts and Homewares sell a wide range of high-quality gift products in Cobar NSW. 

ReStore Australia

Services

ReStore Australia are a not-for-profit association that helps support rural communities impacted by natural and economic disasters.

Picottee Floral Design

Gifts and homewares

Picottee Floral Design provide the highest quality flowers in Greta NSW. The flowers are selected with care, thoughtfully arranged and beautifully presented. 

Century Motor Inn Finley

Accommodation

For travellers visiting Finley, Century Motor Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants, Century Motor Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Finley.

Singledrive Cootamundra

Services

SingleDrive provides truck and heavy vehicle repairs including service, maintenance and spare parts in the Cootamundra-Gundagai area. 

Golden Earth Publishing

Books, Services

Golden Earth Publishing is a publishing house in Cooranbong NSW, that helps business owners position as themselves as experts in their field.

Myalbangera Outstation

Accommodation

Myalbangera Outstation is a backpacker farmstay, 12km away from Beelbangera NSW. The Outstation also contains a cherry farm for seasonal work.

SeaSpray Images

Arts and crafts, Services

Cheryl Ann is a photographer based in Bega NSW. Her images are available in canvas and ready to hang in your home. She is also available for local event photography in the Bega area.

123 Tix

Events and tours

Whether it’s a large-scale festival or low key cooking class, 123 Tix can help you with your event. 123 Tix allows customers to buy tickets to upcoming events and for organisers to host and promote events and sell tickets. Locally owned and operated in Dubbo, NSW they're only a phone call or email away. 

The Backyard Garden Enthusiast

Garden

For the gardener who is looking for something a bit different: The Backyard Garden Enthusiast sells seed gifts that are beautifully packaged. The Backyard Garden Enthusiast is based in the south-east Riverina area of NSW.

The Beekeeper Group (Brentons Bees & Honey)

Food

Enjoy delicious honey, certified active Manuka honey and pure beeswax direct from The Beekeeper Group. All honey is harvested in Kempsey NSW by 4th generation beekeepers. 

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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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