Have you signed up to Bira’s indie-exclusive online marketplace, Neartoo?

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has announced the launch of a new online marketplace especially for indies.

Neartoo is a collaborative platform born out of a desire to see independent businesses thrive. Bira says the site provides independent retailers with a new, cost-effective way to sell online, helping them build their presence both locally and nationally.


The UK-wide platform is open to all retail categories and is exclusively for indies. It will also operate at significantly lower sales commission than its competitors.

Developed in the wake of the pandemic, the nationally-advertised platform offers indies the chance to rebuild and grow their business on a platform designed for them.

Bira CEO Andrew Goodacre comments: Above all else, Bira wants independent retailers to succeed – and that is why we have developed Neartoo. This new online trading platform will allow indie retailers to sell online, arrange click and collect and really engage with local customers – and all at a lower cost than any other similar marketplace by charging only 7 per cent commission.”

He adds: “We have made it easy to use and you can even transfer your information from an existing platform like Shopify to our new platform. We honestly believe Neartoo will help retailers to sell more and make more money. All we need now is for you, as members, to sign up and be part of an exciting new venture.”

Neartoo benefits
  • 7 per cent commission and minimal transaction fees
  • Sychronise with Woocomerce and Shopify
  • One-click uploads
  • Click-and-collect and delivered options
  • Platform to boost your social and digital footprint
  • 24/7 local support and online tutorials