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How Big W did Good with Excess Goods | #16

Season 1, Ep. 16

In this episode of Add To Cart, we are joined by Alison Covington of Good360, a matchmaker helping to repurpose items of value by directing them to Australians most in need. Alison shares how retailers such as Big W, Harvey Norman and Lego have partnered with Good360 to make valuable contributions to their communities. We hear how it works, the success stories and the benefits for retailers. In a year full of bushfires, floods and Covid19, this conversation is a timely reminder that acts of giving are good for us all.


Links from the episode:


Good360

Big W

Klarna

Shopify Plus - fighting climate change


Questions answered in this podcast include:


  • How does the process of matching excess goods with those in need work?
  • How do you inspire businesses to get on board and donate their excess goods?
  • What benefits are there for retailers?
  • What kind of difference are you seeing this make in the community? 


This episode was brought to you by…  


Klarna


Klarna is the payment solution built with retailers in mind. Each Klarna transaction comes with seller protection and is paid in full at dispatch. There’s no waiting for funds that you have already worked hard for. Customers love Klarna too. The streamline UX at checkout is proven to boost customer loyalty, drive repeat purchases and increase average order value. To get started with Klarna today, visit klarna.com.au/business


Shopify Plus


Much like Good360, Shopify is committed to giving back and using their influence to do something for the greater good. One of the issues that Shopify is most passionate about is sustainability and fighting climate change. Shopify is here for the long term and they’ve realised they need to play an active role in making a low carbon future a reality. Find out what Shopify is doing in the fight for our planet at shopifyplus.live/environment.


About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH


Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.


About your co-host: Alison Covington from Good360


Alison is an innovator, social entrepreneur, founder and MD of Good360 Australia. Good360 is a matchmaker helping repurpose items of value by directing them to Australians most in need. Passionate about equality and reducing waste, Alison founded Good360 Australia because she saw a gap in the market where businesses did not have a solution to donate surplus, brand new goods to charities and schools in a seamless way at scale. Alison’s goal is simple, to deliver $1bn of brand news goods to Australians in need by 2025.  

You can contact Alison on LinkedIn


Please contact us if you: 


  • Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor 
  • Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host 
  • Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better


Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!

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