POP Canberra, Canberra’s fun, lively retail playground which is home base for over 250 Canberra region makers, has just launched a new social shopping marketplace app which will completely change the face of shopping locally across Australia. In the first few weeks from launch, the POP-shop local app has already broken the Top 100 and is today number 81 on the App Store.

“We always wanted to reduce the barriers to shopping local for as many Australians as possible. We’ve done that in Canberra with our Braddon store, and our new social shopping marketplace app will make finding and accessing local creators, makers and their wares even easier for shoppers all over Australia” said Gabe Trew, the young, creative and visionary Founder of POP Canberra.

“The app is everything that customers have come to know and love most about POP – our sense of fun and vibrancy, supporting local makers, creators and artists, connecting with real people and their stories – and beyond that, helping to provide local creators with a livelihood beyond their regular nine to five jobs.

“It’s really taken off. Since we went live three weeks ago we’ve had over 5000 downloads, and more importantly over 1000 sales already. It’s yet another way we can support local creators,” Gabe continued.

The POP-shop local app is social selling app that connect passionate shoppers with awesome local brands. It celebrates shopping local from all over Australia by connecting users with makers in a social selling environment. With fun branding, the app includes a live video feed, inbox messaging and content to engage buyers – it does so by showing users all of the things they can purchase that are made locally to them – wherever they are. And those makers don’t have to be part of POP to sell on the app. Starting life as a mobile app, the experience will be fully web enabled by Christmas 2023.

Gabe explains that one of the best parts about the app is that POP takes as little commission as possible.

“All makers and creators featured on the app walk away with 85% from every sale, with no hidden costs or fees.

“Think of us like the dating app of local shopping – we’re connecting the buyers directly with local creators and vice versa. Plus, it’s actually pretty fun to use,” Gabe concluded.  

The new POP- shop local app is available now and can be downloaded now for free via the App Store or Google Play. You can also download here http://popapp.au/download

For more information on POP Canberra visit www.popcanberra.com.au