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This Melbourne-Based Startup Helps You Sell Food, Music and More Online

Open Hours aims to make ecommerce easy for hospitality businesses, musicians and anyone running an online store. Here’s how it works.

For hospo businesses, selling food and other products online can be a great extra revenue source. For musicians, being able to sell merch and physical copies of music online is an income source that’s vital to an artist’s existence. In industries where margins can be tight, people can’t prioritise building an ecommerce store over perfecting a dish or a song. That’s where Open Hours aims to help.

Open Hours is a Melbourne-based platform that gives users pre-made ecommerce templates to get them selling in minutes. Templates are focused on food, music and books, but can be customised and used for anything. The out-of-the-box themes are clean and minimal, with the intention of highlighting the products above all else. It’s a great option for any physical store that’s looking to add an online revenue stream.

There are no monthly fees for users. Open Hours takes a 1.75 per cent plus 30 cent transaction fee, as well as a two per cent transaction fee. Surcharges apply for international card transactions. Users can set multiple pick up or delivery times for products, as well as delivery zones, so it’s easy to keep things local if you’re not ready to scale up just yet.

Open Hours is desktop and mobile friendly, and users will get support from a team in Melbourne. The platform is currently in an invite-only stage, so if you want to sign up, you’ll have to fill out a form to get in touch.

You can learn more at the Open Hours website.

Photography: Graham Alderton

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