One of the most uplifting things to witness is people coming together to become a community. The pandemic has hindered interpersonal interactions — preventing family and friends from gathering and businesses from spending valuable facetime with their customers. The Food Lovers Marketplace has made an effort to bring people together and turn them into a community through their collective love of food, local businesses and innovation in food delivery.
The Food Lover Marketplace has recently launched in Australia and offered an e-commerce marketplace that connects food and beverage producers with consumers in their local area and across the country. It is an Australian-owned and -operated platform that utilizes geolocation search to help buyers find local entrepreneurs.
“We’ve broken down the barriers — building a bridge between consumers and producers and connecting people with local home bakers, sauce makers, spread creators and more. Our marketplace empowers small businesses in the industry,” stated a company representative.
The platform is a tool to assist and empower Australian small businesses online. It allows sellers to showcase their products, giving them more time to focus on what they love. It also provides features like direct chat and order customization to simplify business operations and provide support along the way.
Consumers get more by shopping with The Food Lovers Marketplace. It’s a one-stop-shop for people who want to explore an array of artisan products in a single, secure location. The platform only features verified sellers with the proper identification and food licensing. It cuts out the middle-man, so customers can shop directly from local producers. Its “chat with sellers” feature allows customers to message sellers directly if they want to customize their order or arrange a pick-up/drop-off. It offers customers greater peace of mind by enabling safe online shopping through Secure SSL Payment Gateway and PayPal Checkout. It even has a buyer protection policy that guarantees refunds on non-delivered items and adds escrow protection on all orders.
The idea for The Food Lovers Marketplace was planted in 2014 as Aliyah Ravat, an innovator in the digital revolution, co-founded the Instagram blog, Brisbane Food Lovers. The account connected small businesses with customers across Queensland and earned a reputable source for recommendations among locals. In 2020, the Griffith University alumnus, felt the need to assist the struggling food industry a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So she worked to formulate and build a platform that would empower local businesses in the digital age.
More information can be found at https://thefoodloversmarket.com.au/.
About The Food Lovers Marketplace
The Food Lovers Marketplace is an e-commerce marketplace, connecting Australian food and beverage producers with consumers from across the country.