Purchase Black, a new amazon-style marketplace focused on African American products, is looking to attract more Black owned & Black servicing businesses to open webstores with them. So it’s giving them away for free.
“PurchaseBlack.com is bridging the gap between Black online customers, and a wide array of African American focused businesses,” says Brian Williams.
”To attract more Black owned & Black servicing businesses, we are giving them webstores, complete with their own web address, for free, and only charging a commission after the business actually makes money on our platform!”
The business wants to attract both Black owned and Black servicing businesses, or businesses that may not be Black owned, but offer products that African Americans love.
“We are focused on African American products & businesses, but not at the exclusion of anyone else. We want everyone to know that you can buy or sell African American products on PurchaseBlack.com, regardless of your background.”
The company wants small, medium, and large businesses that offer products in hair care, skin care, art, gifts, clothing, accessories, NPHC Greek items, and more.
The internet marketplace launched with a handful of Black owned and Black servicing businesses on November 29th, with the goal of attracting more businesses to sell their product in its webstores. “Over time, we will grow into being a one-stop shop for online African American shopping! We are always open to new businesses applying for a webstore with us, ” says Williams.
Recently, PurchaseBlack.com founder Brian Williams appeared on TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin to talk about Cyber Monday on a panel of business experts including Alfred Edmunds from Black Enterprise and financial journalist Stacey Tisdale.
He adds, “A lot of people have been waiting for something like this for a long time. We’re excited and we want excited customers to experience it immediately! To give them the best experience, we need the best businesses, and we hope that our offer will attract those businesses to sell their products on PurchaseBlack.”
For more information about selling on PurchaseBlack, click “Become A Seller” at the bottom of the home page at www.PurchaseBlack.com. Interested ones can also connect with PurchaseBlack on their Facebook page, @PurchaseBlack on Twitter, YouTube, or on Google Plus.