Frooly’s aim is to provide independent merchants with an online space that allows them to reach their local communities on a city by city basis.It means that you can sell your goods directly to local customers via Frooly.
Frooly provides the ideal platform for both independent traders, and people who want to support their local industries.Frooly intends to become the first destination for those who want to stay local and shop local.
Frooly allows independent retailers and traders to set up their own free, customised, online shops to sell their goods direct to local audiences. The site is quick and easy to use, and allows the best independent traders to instantly reach a responsive, engaged local audience. It uses word of mouth, social media and reputation applied to e-commerce.
There’s no need for big budgets or hours of overtime – frooly wants to make life for independent traders as hassle-free as possible.
Best Thing Is:
You can set up your own customised online stores completely free of charge.It also provides free social media and marketing training for small businesses and startups.
During the beta period, frooly added more than 1000 stores to its online roster across the UK, attracted 25,000 unique users a month, and achieved an average value of £27 per transaction.
Founded in Sheffield, by Michael Ord and Gemma Baldan, the digital marketplace has expanded city by city and now reaches out to retailers nationwide. In recent weeks frooly has doubled sales figures for its online stores as the company goes from strength to strength.
Michael said: “We’re delighted about coming out of beta and finally going live. It’s been a lot of hard work and effort but it’s definitely worth it and we hope we can do something for local industries that hasn’t been done before.