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Get your store and products in front of thousands of online shoppers! We take the hassle out of selling online so that you can spend more time running your business. Open your shop in minutes!
Open a Spend With Us online store View our membership plan options.
How it works
What can I sell?
Why sell with us?
We have YOU at our heart
Spend With Us, Buy From a Bush Business Marketplace, (www.spendwithus.com.au) is an online shopping marketplace and directory for rural and regional small businesses of Australia who have been impacted by bushfire, drought and coronavirus. Spend With Us supports rural and regional small businesses that find it hard to compete due to location, size, technology, and other adversities.
Three ladies with rural connections who wanted to make a difference and did. We are constantly thinking about you and your small rural or regional business when spending countless hours labouring over the features and functionality of the website and establishing social media, marketing and PR strategies to get this platform into every household in Australia.
We care deeply about the welfare of fellow Australian’s. Through natural disasters and pandemics, we want this to be the place that can keep your business going. The place where you will always have a steady stream of visitors to your store to buy your product. To keep you afloat, to make you more profitable and to make you do a happy dance! Our mission is to change the way Australian’s support families and communities, who have suffered adversity and, in turn, positively impact those people’s well-being and livelihoods.
Set up your own online store
We truly love rural and regional Australia, so we have done what we can to ensure that our fees are low cost to help your small business thrive. These fees contribute towards advertising and marketing and the maintenance of the website.
Get your OWN ONLINE STORE with access to PayPal, along with a range of other payment gateway options coming soon!
No commission fees*
You are not charged commission fees as a member of Spend With Us, only a minimal payment processing fee to cover the cost of fees charged by PayPal. The payout amounts you receive from a sale will be less the amount charged by the PayPal payment gateway, at 2.6% + $0.30 per withdrawal.
* Please note: Sales achieved for businesses on The Essentials Plan will incur a transaction fee once your store has earned over $200, however all our other membership plans are transaction and commission fee FREE.
It’s just like having your own website, but we do the hard work for you (aka getting the traffic there!).
Our easy to access and use vendor dashboard will make it easy for you to manage your own products and orders! You will be able to easily add new products, edit existing products, style your invoices and manage your inventory.
Postage tracking details can be added to each order via this dashboard and you can communicate directly with your customers.
Further, you can customise your shop with your own banner, logo and avatar – because we know how important branding is to selling. Uploading clear photos that represent the style of your brand will help to make a strong first impression on shoppers.
You can also link your Spend With Us store to your own social media pages with our easy store setup wizard.
Our website is tablet & mobile ready. Responsive designs help keep your shop looking great no matter how your customer shops.
Coupon & discount codes
Create a wide range of coupon codes that can be used throughout your store to entice customers to spend with you. Offer your customers special promo codes for individual products or storewide.
Set up your store in under 5 minutes
Redirect your own domain name to your storefront at Spend With Us!
Let your customers visit your Spend With Us store directly via typing in your own domain! If you don’t have a website, use your Spend With Us store as your primary online storefront!
Add variations to your products
Fast, secure and easy payments
We’ll keep up with the latest digital marketing trends – no need to be spending time driving traffic to your website – we are already doing it here to ours!
We live in a rapidly changing digital world and so you don’t have to worry about the latest trends, the latest SEO strategy, or what’s working in marketing to drive traffic to your own website, we’ll do it for you – right here. That’s our job. NO need to pay hundreds of dollars a month on social media and google ads – we promote and organise this for you!
Thousands of shoppers’ visit Spend With Us every month
Spend With Us is growing – every day. Our platform is used by thousands of shoppers a month. That’s a lot of people looking to buy from rural and regional Australia – a lot of people who want to support YOU! But we’re not stopping there – we’re working SO hard to ensure Spend With Us is a household name!
Hundreds of thousands of people see Spend With Us products on social media EVERY DAY on our Spend With Us - Buy From a Bush Business Facebook group with more than 260,000 members!
Our Spend With Us – Buy From a Bush Business Facebook group has over 260,000 people in it and it’s growing at a rate of over 200 people a day. Our loyal fanbase of customers on social media are also looking for unique, personal and different products for sale from rural and regional businesses. Your products are seen by around 1 million people on Facebook every month, with our following growing at a rapid rate.
Members of our VIP plan receive premium advertising privileges on the Spend With Us – Buy From a Bush Business Facebook Group.
These privileges include:
- No waiting on admin to approve your pending posts! You will be given a pre approval which means you are free to post without having to wait on admin. Post when you want (but you must follow the rules still!)
- 2 posts per business per day allowed (instead of 1)
- You get to post with video content – only VIPs can post with video content
- Weekly group insights about best days to post, best times to post, growth numbers etc.
- Weekly marketing tips and tricks to help you build your business. You will have the chance to collaborate with admin and other sellers, ask questions and get rapid fire answers.
- Chance to have your business as one of our weekly featured businesses, appearing in our “featured” section of the website, Facebook Pages, Facebook Group and Instagram pages.
Google Shopping Ads for all Spend With Us shops
We focus our advertising on getting customers to your products by running Facebook, Instagram and Google Adverts. All products on Spend With Us that meet Facebook and Google’s specifications are included in this service for free.
Store and Product Reviews
Analysing reports and reviews keeps Spend With Us authentic. We want to ensure Spend With Us focuses on rural and regional small businesses, so we rely on our amazing community to help flag any products that do not meet our terms and conditions, and regularly review all reported items and shops. See what you can and can’t sell on Spend With Us here
Weekly Newsletter to Customers
Every week we send out an email to our newsletter subscribers with information on new products on our site, featured businesses and specials. This keeps Spend With Us top of mind and keeps all our wonderful subscribers up to date on what’s happening. Our subscriber list is growing every single day. We know the power of email marketing, and we do it well!
A community of like-minded people
Spend With Us isn’t just a platform, it’s a community. Community is at the heart of what we do. Inside the private Spend With Us Sellers Facebook Group you will find other like-minded rural & regional business owners, weekly marketing tips to help you become more profitable and market your store, training and press opportunities, feature requests, access to small business and support resources and of course the founders are available to guide and support you.
Our Seller Support team and Seller Facebook Group community is available to provide you with expert business, e-commerce, design, sales and marketing advice and more. We’ll give you resources, guidance and direction to help you set up your Spend With Us store to achieve the best possible result.
Friendly and responsive support team
We have a brilliant, friendly and responsive support team who are always there to help and answer your questions. We typically reply to support queries within 24 hours.
A small team passionate about rural and regional Australia
Australian business supporting the Australian economy
Access a FREE membership with Business Australia
We’ve partnered with Business Australia, a free membership organisation that offers a range of resources, advice and solutions to help manage your business and navigate this difficult time. Click here to learn more: https://www.spendwithus.com.au/join-business-australia/
Open a Spend With Us online store View our membership plan options.
Spend With Us - Buy From A Bush Business marketplace is a platform for small businesses that:
- have 20 employees or less AND
- are located in a rural or regional area of Australia AND/OR
- have been significantly affected by bushfire, drought or coronavirus (Covid-19).
( To be eligible to register on Spend With Us, we define rural and regional to be: your business address is NOT located within 50 kilometres of a major metropolitan city (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart or Darwin), or within 20 km of a town with a population greater than 100'000 )
Exceptions to this are any sellers from drought affected regions as classified by the Queensland government in the latest drought situation map and shire listing available to view here: https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/drought/drought-declarations/
These currently include but are not limited to the following drought affected towns and regions:
- Sunshine Coast
If your business does not meet the above criteria, but has been significantly affected by bushfires, please apply to join our Bushfire Support Plan and we will review your application.
All Spend With Us sellers are able to set up their own storefront and list products for free. To accept online payments all you need is a PayPal account. PayPal is a secure and instant way of buyers paying for their order. Before being able to be paid by PayPal, if you haven't already, you need to set up a PayPal account on the PayPal website, visit www.paypal.com.au for more information.
We want you to receive your money as quickly as possible. As soon as you receive notification of a sale from your Spend With Us store, you can withdraw the payment into your PayPal account. There is no need to wait.
Payment withdrawals are processed within 48 hours of request during our work week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday AEST.
Spend With Us allows any eligible small business in rural or regional Australia to list on their marketplace and directory.
We allow home businesses, retail shops, service based businesses, accommodation or activities/event businesses and more.
We allow liquor based businesses to create a directory listing and sell non-alcoholic products but we DO NOT allow the direct sale of alcohol through our site. The only exception for this is if they are included in the sale of flowers or food designed to be delivered as a genuine gift to a person, such as a gift basket or bouquet of flowers.
Items that are restricted or prohibited for sale on Spend With Us, Buy From a Bush Business can be found here: https://www.spendwithus.com.au/restricted-or-prohibited-sale-items/
We bring your business and products sales and traffic! Our loyal fanbase of customers on and off of social media are looking for unique, personal and different products for sale from rural and regional businesses. Your products are seen by around 1 million people on Facebook through our page and group every month, with our following growing at a rapid rate.
We also offer a range of marketing opportunities for our sellers: PR (both product placements and case studies), email newsletters, social media campaigns, online advertising campaigns, blog articles, competitions, promotions and more!
Our Seller Support team and Seller Facebook Group community is available to provide you with expert business, e-commerce, design, sales and marketing advice and more. We'll give you resources, guidance and direction to help you set up your Spend With Us store to achieve the best possible result.
We focus our advertising on getting customers to your products so you don't have to! We run Facebook, Instagram and Google Adverts. All products on Spend With Us that meet Facebook and Google’s specifications are included in this service for free.
Spend with Us isn’t just a platform, it’s a community. With a dedicated Facebook Group just for our Sellers. Community is at the heart of what we do. Inside the Facebook Group you will find other like minded rural & regional business owners, us (the founders) in there to answer any of your questions, weekly marketing tips to help you become more profitable and market your store and so much more.