By Matthew Bado, TSB Staff
Buy local 24/7/365! TownSquareBuzz.com, McKinney’s No. 1 independent news source, and McKinney-based Curious Complex, the premier virtual marketplace platform, have partnered to launch McKinney Curious as the official e-commerce marketplace of TSB. McKinneyCurious.com is the place for McKinney citizens and businesses to find, buy and sell products, including those that are unique and hard to find. Organizations such as school booster clubs, community groups and churches can also set up free storefronts to sell merchandise.
Reaching thousands of McKinney-ites daily, TSB will serve as a gateway to McKinney residents to access McKinney Curious and storefronts will have the opportunity to leverage TSB’s reach and influence to promote featured products for sale in the marketplace.
To celebrate the partnership, TSB is giving away multi-media packages to the first 10 businesses that contact us. The package includes the creation of a free banner design and a 30-second video for your virtual “storefront” on McKinneyCurious.com.
Jason Adams, president of Curious Complex, says that although dozens of virtual marketplaces are out there, they are fragmented and impersonal and often are unsafe. The anonymity of some of these sites can be downright intimidating for most buyers.
“McKinney Curious is ideal for businesses and individuals to discover the hard to find, the local and unique,” said Adams. “Unlike Craig’s List or even eBay, Curious provides a marketplace where friends and neighbors can come together in an environment that is safe, convenient and personal.”
The platform ushers in a new retail paradigm where a business can set up a storefront for free and only pay a small fee when a transaction is made, making it a win-win for all parties involved.
Curious is also for the “obsessed,” providing a seamless gateway for consumers who know exactly what they want. Adams, an expert in consumer and sales psychology, says most consumers are growing frustrated when they do a simple online search for specific products they want but are wasting time going to website after website without much success. Curious and its network of marketplaces are changing the discovery dynamic.
“TownSquareBuzz is thrilled to have McKinneyCurious.com power the McKinney marketplace on TSB. McKinneyCurious will empower residents to buy local, providing accessbility to find it, buy it and sell it 24/7,” said Angie Bado, president and publisher of TSB. “As their company grows to change the world, it is a testament that Jason and his team are also doing it right here in McKinney – supporting hyperlocal, just as we do as TSB.”
Joining the community takes seconds:
- Go towww.mckinneycurious.com
- Click to the “Join” or “Get Started Now” button
- Select “JOIN THE OBSESSED” (This FREE membership allows you to buy OR sell items in the marketplace) OR if you are a business, click…
- “CURIOUS STOREFRONT” (Create your own custom Storefront for FREE on any Curious Marketplace and start selling as many items as you’d like! Businesses only pay a small fee when an item is sold.)
- Complete your profile and begin posting products right away
In case you missed it…watch the TSB interview with Adams below.