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Bodmin Virtual Market

 

Bodmin Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Bodmin Way, has set up a Facebook Group called Bodmin Virtual Market, and everyone is invited to join.

With Christmas around the corner, we wanted to encourage buyers to support local businesses when they are shopping for Christmas.  So, we created a virtual market for local businesses, food producers and crafters in Bodmin and surrounding villages to connect with shoppers and boost local shopping.

Businesses can put up an album showing their products or services, and post two or three times a day to tell people about their business — new products, special offers and promotions, sale items, last chance to buy, opening hours, delivery information or testimonials. All businesses in Bodmin and surrounding area are welcome to join and there is no charge.  There are simple instructions in the announcements to guide you through getting set up and there is  someone to help if you get stuck.

Buyers can join and browse all the sellers, search for something, and even post any wants or items for which they are looking. If they like what they see, they can just send a PM to the seller to arrange payment and pick-up or delivery.  We hope that before people go to Amazon or Ebay they will check out Bodmin Virtual Market for the amazing variety of things our local businesses have to offer. We think they will be pleasantly surprised !

The Bodmin Virtual Market team will be working hard to bring people to the Group. We will be doing press releases to local and county wide press and sharing across Facebook local pages and groups plus working on Twitter.  We will be doing all we can to get people to join the group, both sellers and buyers. This is a community effort, so please do join and share as widely as you can as this is certainly a ‘the more the merrier’ initiative.   

Bodmin Virtual Market will run until the end of January 2021 when feedback and measures will be analysed with a view to continuing further into 2021.

All you need to do now is apply to join the group — BODMIN VIRTUAL MARKE. Here is the URL in case you have trouble finding it —

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Next virtual meeting :  Monday 16th November at 18:00 (Zoom)