What WE Do
Bazaar MPLS makes it easy for Minnesotans to shop local online - it's that simple! We brought local businesses together at BazaarMPLS.com and on the Bazaar MPLS Mobile App so you can shop a wide variety of local products wihtout switching websites and can buy them without entering your credit card all over the internet.
We think it should be easy to support local businesses, and supporting local businesses is at the center of what we do. By helping local businesses reach local consumers, we can build communities that support the creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit that already resides within them.
We aim to be the largest, best-known, and most trusted online marketplace for local products in Minnesota
Bazaar MPLS inhabits a space in the market that was left behind by big box retail, neglected again during the rise of eCommerce and, today, the surge in Mobile App Commerce.
While big boxes moved toward being something for everyone, and eCommerce strove to be everything for anyone, both became less local and far less personal. Bazaar MPLS aims to reconnect Minnesotans with the local makers, craftsmen, artists, and creators in their communities, and vice versa.
Today - long after mass merchandisers raised our expectations for the assortment we'd find on a shopping trip, after eCommerce prioritized convenience and did away with shopping trips entirely, and while Mobile Apps bring shopping to our pockets, our commutes, and our dinner tables - it would seem that we will continue to grow apart, and that the competitive pressures of today's market could make it seem foolish to attempt to change that.
We don't want to lower Minnesotan's expectations, nor do we want to take away the technology that has made modern life easier in so many ways. To the contrary - at Bazaar MPLS, we know the technology that seems to have pulled us apart also has the power to bring us back together. We also know that offering a huge selection of products to consumers doesn't have to be a bad thing, and that it depends mostly on what those products are - and where they're from.