Since there are already a few traders (https://www.fairstaerkt.at/marktplatz) from the Salzburger Sportwelt on our platform and I believe that a little (regional and plastic-free) holiday at home can never hurt, I thought I would take you behind the scenes of fairStärkt.at today in a joint interview with Manuel - my boss, initiator and co-founder of the company.
Manuel Toferer: "fairStärkt.at is the first completely plastic-free online marketplace in Austria, which gives traders the opportunity to digitalise their products simply and easily and to market them online.It is particularly important to us to offer each and every producer a platform. Through personal contact with our traders and the possibility for them to set up their various shops individually, we want to make online shopping as personal as possible despite digitality.Our long-term goal is to bring the numerous unique and everyday products that exist in Austria to the forefront, to bundle them and thus to boost regional and plastic-free consumption throughout the country.
Manuel Toferer: "When shipping our products, we cooperate exclusively with the Austrian Postal Service. As part of the "CO2 NEUTRAL DELIVERY initiative, they deliver all shipments within Austria in a CO2-neutral manner.Furthermore, we have already started to organise plastic-free packaging alternatives. Dealers can easily obtain this from us via their own dealer portal. Our products are therefore 100% plastic-free from the shell to the core."Info: Since fairStärkt.at is a regional and sustainable marketplace, products can (currently) only be ordered in Austria and delivered in a CO2-neutral manner.
Manuel Toferer: "What sets us apart from other providers on the market is that we offer personal, direct customer service in addition to the shop - both for producers and consumers. We remain true to our values: At fairStärkt.at, the platform as such is not in the foreground, but the community and the individuality of all traders.
Manuel Toferer: "At the moment, 12 traders are already running their own online shops on our site, and the current range is already diverse: from decorative items, alpaca wool blankets, food, clothing, wood crafts to self-sewn breastfeeding pillows, there is already quite a bit of everyday help and gift ideas for birthdays, weddings or Christmas!"
Do these faces from Salzburger Sportwelt look familiar? The Alpaka-Alm Kitzsteingut from Wagrain-Kleinarl and the Bergspitzenbrennerei from St. Johann in Salzburg are also on fairStärkt.at with their products!You can find more information about the businesses - and possibly a visit to the Salzburger Sportwelt next time - at the respective shops: Alpaka-Alm Kitzsteingut (https://www.fairstaerkt.at/haendleruebersicht/alpakaalm-wollmanufaktur), go to (https://www.fairstaerkt.at/haendleruebersicht/bergspitzenbrennerei-e-u)
Manuel Toferer: "What one person can't do, many can: As a service provider, we not only want to make a contribution to end consumers, but also provide an incentive for producers to become more sustainable. Together with them, we are working on finding plastic-free alternatives and gradually coming closer to our goal of modernising and normalising plastic-free shopping in Austria. True to the motto: "WE for you - YOU for our environment!"There is nothing else for me to say, except: Have fun with your piece of holiday for home!