A 2023 Reminder

🔥Warning LONG READ 💙🔥This picture may not look like much to most but it’s so important to us. Some of you may know this place, it’s where our journey started.

In 2019 I and a few small businesses owners decided to open a little pop-up store in Melbourne’s west. Falling in love with the local brands, the great product selection and the awesome people that came through those doors we decided to keep going and open another only to be met by covid lockdowns ☹. Having worked in ecommerce for 7+ I jumped online with an idea to create a marketplace during lockdowns for independent brands. Despite a whole lot of challenges of being self-funded and building something from scratch I started Kouwi.com a marketplace for independent brands and beyond in August of 2020 with 12 vendors and a humble 100 products.

Today after following my passion, a lot of hard work, and using all means to scale, Kouwi.com has become a multi-faceted marketplace with +100 vendors across Australia and 14,000 items in 8 categories: Australian Health & Wellness, Fashion, Home & Lifestyle, Kids, Pets, Home Audio and even local coffee and we’re still growing.

I look at that picture every day, it’s the screensaver on my phone and a reminder to follow your heart, think bigger, challenge yourself and celebrate all the wins no matter how big or small they may be.

If you’re interested in joining our growing community, get in contact today, it’s totally free to sign up and we offer all the support you’ll need to get your products across. Now we can’t promise you’ll be overrun with sales, that would be silly of us, we’d love to talk to you about all the perks that independent brands get from being listed on Kouwi.com

Want to learn more? Contact us at info@kouwi.com or better yet register your interest Kouwi.com Sell with us and a member of the team will give you a call.

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