Trade and Investment Queensland’s Ipswich Branch has helped local business Shop My Town enter the Hong Kong market during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Hampers filled with products from all around the Southeast region are not only supporting Shop My Town, but also vendors who are struggling due to the current restrictions on businesses.
State Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard visited Shop My Town’s business this morning with TIQ Principal Trade and Investment Officer Julie Mark, where they discussed Shop My Town’s plan to expand into the Hong Kong Market and how TIQ is assisting them.
“TIQ is doing excellent work in helping Ipswich businesses expand into overseas markets,” Ms Howard said.
“Bringing together multiple vendors and supporting them through a single product is a wonderful idea.
“The Palaszczuk government has been working tirelessly to support local businesses during this pandemic, and we’re very pleased that TIQ Ipswich has been working hard to help businesses hit the ground running.
“This is just another example of TIQ’s passion for Ipswich businesses and the perseverance of Ipswich locals.”
TIQ’s Julie Mark has been assisting Shop My Town with their overseas business ventures.
“It has been a privilege to work so closely with Shop My Town. They have done much of the work themselves, but it’s been great to nudge them in the right direction when they need it.
“Their ideas are nothing short of innovative. It’s great to see their passion go towards something that will help multiple local businesses when they need it most.”
Shop My Town Managing Director Melody Jarvis and Project Manager Kelby Williams are very excited to see their business take off during a difficult time.
“Supporting local business has always been our focus. We’re couldn’t be prouder to have offered a helping hand during a time when most businesses are struggling.”
The hampers bring together products from multiple local businesses, helping many local vendors, some of whom have never sold products online before.
“I hope this initiative inspires other businesses to find new ways to trade during this crisis and beyond,” Ms Howard said.
The hampers will join the increasing flow of exports out of Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.