Finding, transporting, storing, reworking... we know selling used or upcycled goods is relentlessly hard work.
You don't have time for fancy marketing.
You don't have time for an endless list of 'internet stuff'.
The internet and mobile phones are changing how Australians shop.
You know your business has to keep up but building an online network that works can seem challenging and expensive.
Where should you spend your time?
Which services deliver customers?
Which providers drain your budget?
There's no one-fits-all solution. But there are easier options.
One of my commercial commissions came via a London design firm who found me on Junk Map. I've also started getting enquiries from local architects. Needless to say I'll be renewing my listing for another year when it comes due!
The shop is doing well... and a lot of that is because The Junk Map helped us to get us ‘out there’ on the net!
Such a great, extensive inventory of products and businesses. The site is cohesive and well maintained by Lara with regular updates and loads of images of things to buy or ideas to assist anyone who is building or renovating. It's very cool to see all this vintage and recycled material getting a second life. My business, Timbersearch, has had plenty of clients contact me after visiting Junk Map. I intend to remain on Lara's data base for as long as it is offered.
Connecting junkers, makers, home owners and designers
who see potential in secondhand materials.
Displaying 40,000 business profiles a month
to people searching for vintage and upcycled goods.
Growing an engaged social media community
that appreciates and buys secondhand goods.
Bringing new customers to related businesses.