Istria Buzz: New Online Platform Supporting Domestic Production by Local Entrepreneurs

Daniela Rogulj

April 12, 2020 – Istria Buzz is a new online platform bringing together homemade, local, and natural products from Croatian farms around the region.

HRTurizam writes that each crisis carries its challenges – and the corona crisis, perhaps the most serious in the 21st century, has led to restrictions on movement, a drastic reduction in shopping opportunities, and the closure of green markets for everyday shopping. Like other types of shopping – this can be organized online, and we’ve seen a significant need to place fruits, vegetables, meat or dairy products in webshops.

In the last few weeks, online ordering for food and basic household supplies has become extremely popular and is rapidly expanding across Croatia, including in Istria.

Recognizing the urgent need, and with the mission of solidarity to help Croatian OPGs and small food producers by providing a digital platform for free advertising, the young software company Lloyds Design from Labin came up with the idea to create a brand new, up-to-date digital platform in a short timeframe that will bring together Istrian OPGs and greatly facilitate and accelerate their connection with potential customers.

Istra Buzz is a modern platform that is designed to ease the current situation for domestic producers and, of course, customers.

“Since online shopping is truly an integral part of today, and Istria has not had a good enough platform so far, we have decided to use our company’s resources to create a platform that will be used not only in the current situation of limited movement, but also in the future. We are providing the platform for free to use, and we hope that the news of this platform will spread quickly. We are sure that with this platform, we will make it easier for citizens to buy local products while helping manufacturers sell them,” points out Domagoj Ostovic, owner of Lloyds Design.

The simple, intuitive and fast interface allows those less proficient in online shopping to easily browse the offer, get the items they want, contact OPGs and place their order, whether they are on their PC, tablet or smartphone.

As of today, the platform is active on the website, and is already gathering over 50 OPGs from Istria County, who will offer their products, as well as delivery, to Istrian cities and settlements.

“We support domestic production and encourage the development of our local entrepreneurs. Let it all buzz,” Ostovic concludes.

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