The Dolphin Centre in Poole is encouraging smaller businesses and those starting out, to trade at its new Street Market that encourages centre visitors to support local small business.
This street market was started in September last year and hopes to attract more businesses to showcase their products and services. The stalls can be booked for single-day trials to allow businesses the chance to test how effective they will be, this is especially encouraged for any online businesses who want to try crossing over into physical sales.
Andreia Sousa, the owner of &gooey, has used the street market services and said:
“Nothing is better than face-to-face contact with our potential customers and receiving their feedback in person is so much better than any online communication. The Dolphin Centre offers reasonable rent and everyone was super friendly. We met so many other businesses with amazing people behind them – they’ve have been so kind to share advice and support one another, which is a beautiful thing to see.”
The Dolphin Street Market is part of a bigger plan to bring some fresh experiences and new life into high street. Trading hours for the markets are from 9am-5:30pm every Saturday and Sunday, and costs start from £20 per day.
Main image from Dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk.