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New Venues for Buckeye Baskets

NS Marketplace

Buckeye Baskets has a new presence at Northside Marketplace! We are excited to be a part of this new, thriving retail community which features an eclectic mix of the area’s best startups and promotes a Shop Akron movement.

With support from the Knight Foundation and local business leaders, the Marketplace offers local small businesses the opportunity to grow their business and increase exposure of their brand and product offerings for a very low cost. Like a retail incubator, Northside Marketplace is all about identifying up-and-coming businesses and bringing them together to create a unique local shopping experience. Participation gives Buckeye Baskets the opportunity to cross market with other area businesses and gives shoppers a place to buy our baskets locally. We are currently in the process of working with other vendors to curate a Marketplace-themed basket that will only be available at this location.

Northside Marketplace is located at 21 Furnace Street, near Luigi’s Restaurant. Stop by and visit next time you’re in the neighborhood. A selection of Buckeye Baskets are for sale there. This is a great opportunity to increase our name recognition and introduce Buckeye Baskets to new customers.

Additionally, Buckeye Baskets is working with eBay as a Retail Revival site to help create an enhanced online experience for Buckeye Baskets shoppers. In the near future, Buckeye Baskets will be available to purchase through eBay. Buckeye Baskets is one of 120 small businesses in Akron and Warren, Ohio chosen to participate in eBay’s pilot Retail Revival program designed to help bring traditional bricks-andmortar businesses online and to new customers around the world. Participating businesses receive support and resources to help them get started selling on the eBay platform, a global marketplace.

In the future, the Retail Revival pilot will be replicated in other communities in the United States.