Online marketplace for local products

Local Products
Netherlands (Amsterdam)

When you buy local you are ensuring that your favourite shops, artisans and farmers can continue to do what they do best, while helping to shore up their local economies as well.

Local Products is a business-to-consumer online marketplace designed to help people find unique and quality local products and to boost local economies by helping local producers promote their products online. It empowers both buyers and sellers to take charge of the purchase process.

“Our mission is to provide quality local products and boost local economies by connecting people with local producers.”

E-commerce is gaining more and more traction, so less and less people buy offline. However, there are a lot of people that still want to buy from local producers, not only for the socio-economic point of view, but because they know that local producers can offer good quality products and they’re part of their local community. Moreover you can find new amazing products that you wouldn’t know that exist if you had only looked at big retailers or online and even as a tourist, you can discover real local products that souvenir shops do not have.

Who doesn’t want to “Think Global. Buy Local” – to discover amazing and unique products of interest? Who better to provide these products than the smaller shop near you? By buying locally you ensure that your favourite shops, artisans, farmers and more continue to do what they do best. No matter where you live, or what you are looking for, Local Products empowers buyers and sellers to take charge of the purchase process.

The main objectives are to create a platform which will connect customers interested in local products with local producers (sellers), to allow buyers to find, compare and purchase products near the area they are in or interested in, and to become the go to place for customers interested in buying products from a specific place or near them (eg customers who want to boost the local economy or tourists wanting to buy local products without overpaying for them).

Written by

Simos Mikelatos (11 August 2017)

Project leader

Spiros Oikonomakis & Simos Mikelatos

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