About Social Traders
As a non-profit organisation, Social Traders is dedicated to supporting the establishment and development of businesses that trade with a social purpose.
Established in Melbourne in 2008, Social Traders works to build the capability and investment-readiness of social enterprises throughout Australia by facilitating hands-on training and access to networks, investment opportunities and new markets.
Social Traders works to influence government, business and philanthropic sectors by showcasing the sustainable economic and social benefits that social enterprise can deliver.
Australia Post will partner with Social Traders to develop a dedicated online marketplace for Australian social enterprises.
This online marketplace will provide a single site where consumers can access a large number of social enterprises and social enterprise products. Removing the need to search extensively for a social enterprise product or service, the online shop will be a key reference point for those looking to procure from social enterprises.
This unique online platform will create an opportunity for social enterprises (with a particular focus on rural and regional areas) across Australia to:
- access new customers
- raise their profile nationally
- create new opportunities for financial growth