Open Your Eco Store

How does I’M PLASTIC FREE Marketplace work?

I'M PLASTIC FREE Online Marketplace
  1. We provide an online marketplace, established social media channels and free marketing to a targeted audience.
I'M PLASTIC FREE Eco Store

2.  You open your I’M PLASTIC FREE Eco Store and add products after our selection process.

I'M PLASTIC FREE Shopping Order

3.  A customer places an order through your I’M PLASTIC FREE eco store.

I'M PLASTIC FREE Order Processing

4.  We process the order through our system and send you a notification. An App is in development too.

I'M PLASTIC FREE Order Shipping

5.  You pack and ship the product(s) to the customer.

I'M PLASTIC FREE Payment

6.  We pay you and directly deduct our commission fee, without any other hidden fee.

Why choose I’M PLASTIC FREE Marketplace?

We empower small sustainable Australian businesses by providing a targeted and efficient way to reach eco-conscious consumers.

We are a small family business ourselves, have experience developing a few products and we know how hard it is to manage a product based retail business. You’re there on all fronts managing suppliers, stockists, clients, the freight / delivery company, marketing, the books you name it…

We have tried ourselves to sell on Amazon, eBay and Etsy and we know how difficult it is to compete with manufacturers from overseas. That’s why we want to give Australian small businesses more visibility and a voice.

Let’s “join forces” as we are stronger together. We help you with targeted marketing campaigns to eco-conscious consumers and offer a one-stop-shop for ethical, sustainable, plastic free and upcycled products.

Promote your products and services to a targeted community of like-minded eco conscious consumers. Take advantage of our online marketplace platform and get more sales without worrying about your budget for digital marketing strategies.

There are no listing fees, sign up fees or subscription fees. There is no commitment from the vendor’s side, only a commission when the product is sold.

7 Reasons to List with Us

Sell your products to targeted eco conscious consumers who love the ocean and everything ethical, sustainable and free of new plastic. They want to make a difference to the current plastic crisis and we provide a one-stop-shop where they can find everything they need in an easy way.

At I’M PLASTIC FREE we target and promote specific values and we are very proud of our producers. All of our products are free of virgin plastic, therefore plastic free or made with recycled materials.

All of our beauty products are:

  • Natural
  • Palm oil free
  • Reef safe

To identify the values that do not characterise each product we have created Product Tags so that our customers can filter them easily while shopping, i.e.:

  • Plastic Free
  • Made with Recycled Materials
  • Closed Loop (i.e. refillable, part of the Circular Economy)
  • Vegan
  • Hand made
  • Made in Australia
  • Reusable
  • Carbon Neutral Delivery
  • Certifications
  • Free Shipping
  • The list is not exhaustive yet!

Our goal is to make it easy for our customers to stand by their values and shop also with their heart, not just their wallet! Making presents for their vegan, plastic-free, zero-waste, ocean lover friend is now very easy.

 

 

 

Our customers can choose LOOLYN our producers label their products with the certifications that apply. We have also added a few extra tags to help you identify some categories that might not have precise certification. You can choose to search for products with specific tags (a great way to choose a gift for that very particular friend!) or you can just be happy in the knowledge that they comply with all that good stuff.

Provided your business and products fit our criteria, it is completely free to open your own I’M PLASTIC FREE Eco Store. You can add free unlimited products listings. There are no monthly fees for your store, only a commission when you sell.

Take advantage of our network as we promote your products for free via different channels online & offline. We help you build your brand visibility and recognition.

We’ve been working as well on building (organically) a small, but engaged audience on social media: Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest. You can find us as @implasticfree

We’ll attract traffic to our website through our social media, with SEO, through our Blog, through Facebook Groups and through an Affiliate program.

We’ll also implement a Loyalty & Rewards Program to make it easier for customers to return and enjoy the benefits of supporting small independent businesses.

Furthermore, we have luckily secured a grant by the NT government and we’re planning a large media & digital marketing campaign starting mid September and in the lead up to Christmas once we have a broader range of products on offer.

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Our marketplace platform is easy to use, intuitive and has a wide range of high tech features, like search by geolocation, quick and secure payments and soon even an Android App, which allows you to receive instant sales notifications, in order to manage your orders, update product listings, pricing & availability etc. even when you’re on the go, from your phone!

At I’M PLASTIC FREE marketplace you won’t have to compete with overseas sellers. We not only make it easy for the eco conscious consumer to be sustainable and buy from Australian owned businesses, we also make it easy to help our Community! Yes, we think that you can still keep money in your local area while shopping online.

We offer the ability to shop by Australian States & Territories, as well as to “click & collect”, therefore helping local businesses. Plus, by buying within your State or Territory, the consumers reduce their carbon emissions in shipping.

Our Vendor Guides will help you getting started and you can count on our support whenever you need it, just write us an email or give us a call… we are here to help!

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for small Australian businesses who sell ethical, sustainable and plastic free / upcycled products, even on a subscription basis within the following categories:

  • Women: Clothing, Underwear, Shoes, Jewellery, Accessories
  • Men: Clothing, Underwear, Shoes, Jewellery, Accessories
  • Baby & Kids: Toys, Dining, Baby Care, Clothing, Shoes, Kids’ Books, Accessories
  • Home: Kitchen, Dining, Storage, Cleaning, Decoration
  • Natural Beauty: Bath & Body, Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, Deodorant & Fragrance, Oral Care, Feminine Hygiene
  • Food: Fresh Produce, Pantry Food & Drinks
  • Garden: Seeds, Biodegradable Fibre Pots etc.
  • Pets: Toys, Dining, Pets Care, Accessories
  • Lifestyle: On The Go Reusables, Outdoor & Travel

 

Would you like to Join the I’M PLASTIC FREE Community and list Your Eco Store?

We’d love to know a bit more about your business for us to be able to assess its suitability. Please refer to our core values and fill in our preliminary questionnaire. We’ll receive an email with your contact details and we’ll get in touch straight after!

You’re not ready yet, and have a few questions? Get in touch here.