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Online Marketplace for Small Businesses Launched in Calgary
New online marketplace for Canadian Small businesses to promote local shopping and support smaller Canadian companies. All businesses are encouraged in to connect with customers by telling about their inspiration and stories behind the products.
This marketplace is the brainchild of two passionate Canadian entrepreneurs, Ildar Sharafutdinov and Andrei Filonov. They started Goods with Story because they know how hard it is for small business owners to start, grow and sustain their small operations. They aspire to become one of the leading e-commerce platforms in Canada by connecting small business owners and their stories with consumers who want to become more informed about the goods they acquire.
Andrei and Ildar envision taking their customers to the world before globalization, where economies were local, and all the transactions were face-to-face. Today, most of e-commerce is anonymous, most customers buy products from big retailers without seeing the manufacturer, or producer directly.
The philosophy at Goods With Story is to get consumers thinking about the purchases they make and where the money goes. There is a story to every seller on the website so buyers can put a name and a face with every transaction. These Sellers are inspiring and hardworking people that very often follow their dreams to do what they love, and what they are passionate about. That’s why all products on Goods with Story are filled with love.
Consumers can ask questions, engage in conversation with producers and share their experience with other shoppers. By putting a story behind every product, Ildar and Andrei hope to connect business owners and consumers on a more personal level to really get the public thinking about where they spend their money. Do we as consumers really need to send our money overseas and have it travel halfway across the globe or can purchases be made more locally and help sustain small business owners? These are some of the questions they want to get us thinking about.
Over 60 sellers are currently listed on the website with a goal of 300 sellers by the end of 2012. Check out www.goodswithstory.ca to learn more and to find unique and original items by passionate Canadian sellers.
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