Which products are available through Bunnings’ new online marketplace?
The MarketLink initiative lets you shop everything from fresh flowers to televisions online thanks to third party sellers.
In a bid to compete with online giants like eBay and Amazon, Australian hardware warehouse Bunnings has now launched an online marketplace of its own. Dubbed MarketLink, the launch sees Bunnings expand its usual core categories of outdoor and home to include a ton of new products for online shoppers.
The online initiative will give customers access to as many as 8,000 products, not all of which are available in-store. Categories on offer include indoor furniture, bedding, cookware, small appliances, electronics and even fresh flowers. In fact, just about the only thing you can't order online is the classic snag in bread – for that, you'll still have to make a weekend trip.
The online store items are a mixture of Bunnings' own brand and products from third-party sellers, allowing Bunnings the opportunity to sell top brands such as Sheridan, Braun, Kenwood, Scanpan, Hisense and Sodastream.
You can see a selection of items currently available to shop below:
- Coffee tables
- Dining sets
- Bar carts
- Bar stools
- Kitchen utensils
- Cookware sets
- Pressure cookers
- Photo frames
- Cushions and throws
- Fresh flowers
- Coffee machines
- Washing machines and dryers
- Fridges and freezers
In a statement, managing director of Bunnings, Michael Schneider, said that the online store will give customers access to a wider range of products, while the in-store experience will remain central to the business.
"MarketLink was specifically created to meet our customers' evolving home and lifestyle needs. We wanted to expand our online offer to provide our customers with a greater choice of products, everything from the front gate to the back fence, and now through MarketLink there are thousands of new products on bunnings.com.au."
MarketLink is the latest play by a major company to snap up business from online consumers. Back in March, we saw eBay team up with Aussie supermarket Coles in an attempt to convince more customers to shop through the platform as the competition for online retail continues to heat up.