How to join The Junk Map
Australian businesses stock some fantabulous junk but many people don’t know what it is or where to find it. They need to SEE it. The Junk Map is designed to give people a visual snapshot of your business that gets them fired up to visit.
The Junk Map audience includes stylists, set designers, architects, decorators, furniture makers, landscape designers, secondhand dealers, collectors, builders, renovators, and junk lovers of all kinds. You’ll find it a great way to expand your customer base.
“I’m absolutely rapt with “The Junk Map” and I have been getting a lot of calls just from having my details on your website. The Junk Map seems to be going off !!” – Renovate Restore Recycle
We find listed businesses refer colleagues, refer customers and even source stock from each other. Collaboration is a great way to strengthen the junk industry.
Testimonials from junk businesses
We can help you reach a wider customer base even if you’ve been in business for 40 years. Christian Bloomfield from Renovate Restore Recycle in Bendigo and Todd Wren from Halsey Road Recyclers in Melbourne tell their stories…
What is The Junk Map?
The Junk Map is a curated collection of Australian businesses that offer quality secondhand, salvaged or upcycled goods for the home. Listings provide contact details, a brief write-up, and plenty of photographs to help readers choose which businesses to visit in person.
What type of businesses do you list?
The Junk Map lists businesses that supply recycled or upcycled goods for the home including:
– Recycled building materials and architectural features
– Secondhand, vintage, antique or upcycled furniture and homewares
– Craftspeople and designers who work with recycled materials.
The site is designed to list established businesses with a physical store/studio that people can visit, or a professional online store.
What type of businesses don’t you list?
– Businesses that are predominantly secondhand or vintage clothing.
– General op shops such as Salvos or Vinnies.
How can The Junk Map find me customers?
Where do you currently spend your advertising dollars? Perhaps on a large mixed business directory where your entry is one of thousands. On The Junk Map you’ll never get lost in the crowd because you’re joining a niche site for junk businesses. You don’t have many local competitors so your listing is easy to find, and search engines serve Junk Map pages to hundreds of recycled/vintage/salvage search queries every day.
Aggregate sites like Junk Map rank better in search engines. If you have a website that’s not regularly updated or optimised it’s likely to be lost in the back pages of search engines. In today’s market, where consumers search online before they leave the house, your business needs visibility. Junk Map listings, images and social media can all deliver organic search traffic, as well as in store visitors, to your business.
“I have no hesitation in confirming that a number of new customers, when asked just how they found their way to Rustic Gallery, have responded by saying that they found us by using Google to search for items of interest, were then directed to The Junk Map, then referred on to Rustic Gallery.
Rob at Rustic Gallery, Perth
Professional listings with lots of photos help stylists, decorators and designers to scout online for suitable businesses to contact.
Returning visitors come directly to The Junk Map for their next project.
Junk Map traffic stats
Junk Map traffic has grown rapidly since our first post in January 2013 and we’re proud to have hit a million page views in 2015.
Annual traffic (Oct 2014 to 2015)
Unique users: 307,000
Page views: 1003,000
What do readers have to say about The Junk Map?
“Coolest furniture / decorating shopping directory EVER.” – Danielle
“Love this site! I’ve never realised that I like antique/vintage stuff until recently. Your website is such a great find! I’ve been to the Waverley and Tyabb markets so far and intend to explore the rest when I have time.” – Nat
“My husband and I had a great day junk mapping yesterday. We were looking for a front door so most of the locations visited were under the building materials listings, but I managed to sneak a couple of furniture and homewares sites in too.” – Mel
“Thank you for a fabulous website filled with beautiful pictures and very thorough and informative script! I am in the process of setting up a brand new florist in the Essendon area all based on re use and recycled products. Your site has inspired me and I have 6 places that I will be visiting today to source some big items that I require. Thanks again for all your hard work that makes my life that little bit easier.” – Anna
How do I add my business to The Junk Map?
To give customers an accurate overview of your business we include a write up, plenty of contact points and a visually descriptive story. You’re the best one to explain the story so we ask you to answer five simple questions on our online submission form and supply your favourite photographs. Photos can be supplied on the submission form, sent via email, or we can pull them from your website or social media pages.
We aim to give readers a brief overview of each business presented in a friendly, casual, consistent style. Once we’ve written up your listing we’ll send it to you for final approval.
To cater for varied budgets we offer a range of listings starting from $420/yr.
How do I get started?
Please use the form below to send a brief description of your business and any websites or social media profiles we can take a look at and we’ll get back to you soon!