Come on shopping?

February 18, 2016

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), with support from Warialda District Chamber of Commerce and Gwydir Shire Council, has built the region’s biggest and most innovative online shopping centre.

View Come on Shopping information flyer

In a first nationally, Come On Shopping will be an online shopping centre experience for the region’s businesses and customers. RDANI is a not-for-profit organisation and is delivering Come On Shopping as a cost-effective service, to help local businesses access online trading and help grow the region’s digital economy.

Information nights about the initiative are being held in Warialda on 24th February, 5.30pm at the Visitor Information Centre and in Bingara on 25th February, 5.30pm at the Roxy Theatre.

Click on the image to view full sized brochure.  (6 page PDF, file size: 920Kb)

A 2013 report into businesses in the Digital Economy by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland found that 86% of businesses in the region do not sell to customers online in any capacity, while 56% have no e-commerce site or online strategy at all.

“The web is an obvious way regional businesses can combat the tyranny of distance, yet it has not been happening.

We’ve been more web-shy than our city counterparts. Come On Shopping is our practical solution; a hassle-free option for local businesses to sell goods and services online” said RDANI Executive Officer, Nathan Axelsson. It’s unique because customers will be able to search and buy from multiple stores in one transaction, much like if they were walking around your town or city centre.”

Come On Shopping will allow a business to access an easy-to-use website with full online shopping cart functionality, from as little as $39 per month. “Building a website can cost thousands of dollars. Come On Shopping will be just a few hundred a year and is a onestop- shop for everything a business could want to sell online, cushioning them from the impacts of changing market conditions in a struggling regional economy,” RDANI Chair, Russell Stewart said.

Customers will be able to take advantage of delivery rates from $10-15 anywhere in the region, as well as a clic kto- collect option, where they can collect goods in store.

The Come On Shopping initiative will help channel growth in the region. Any business looking to be involved or find out more can contact Tiffany on 1300 966 575 or go to www.comeonshopping.com.au 

Ecommerce information night

Further information please contact:
Georgia Standerwick from Gwydir Shire Council 0409 901 540 or 6724 0066
or Nathan Axelsson from Regional Development Australia on 1300 966 575 or 6771 0700