“We will soon be opening our first online store,” said Mr Newman, “which will be the next step in expanding the footprint of our Social Enterprises.” said MPREC CEO, Paul Newman.
The online store, which will open in the coming month, features seamless technology to integrate sales at MPRECs various bricks and mortar locations with what is bought online.
“We’ve made significant investments in technology recently to streamline our internal processes and open up opportunities for economic participation to remote communities.”
“While the site will initially focus on Two Eight Three Five, our women’s fashion boutique in Cobar, we are already exploring ways to take the Aboriginal art and culture of our region to the whole world using this technology”.
MPREC’s Social Enterprise
division currently operate BlueRidge Cafe in Dubbo and Two Eight Three Five in Cobar. The enterprises have been specifically developed to provide life skills, employment and training for members of the community who may be facing difficulty finding or maintaining long term employment.
The online store is a way to reach shoppers everywhere, to support the enterprises’ training and employment outcomes. The store will feature fashion, MPREC Social Enterprise merchandise and locally made goods with a flat shipping rate Australia-wide.
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.