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Online marketplace created for Pueblo businesses

Downtown Pueblo.
Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 11:35:09-04

PUEBLO — A new "Supporting Pueblo" initiative was announced Sunday.

The initiative is an online marketplace where Pueblo businesses can offer goods and services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a release from Pueblo County Public Information Officer, Adam Uhernik, the marketplace will allow business owners to sell products without the hassle of tracking orders or delivery of products to customers.

By selling on the Supporting Pueblo marketplace, business owners will have a dedicated team of customer service reps, fulfillment, delivery, and promotion services to keep them connected to Pueblo residents who need their products and services, the release said.

“The ‘Supporting Pueblo’ drive is a huge step in establishing the infrastructure needed for our small businesses in Pueblo. This initiative and collaboration will allow businesses to continue to operate and facilitate the flow of dollars in our economy during COVID-19,” said Pueblo County Commissioner Garrison Ortiz.

The site launched on April 18 and business owners who want to sign up for the marketplace can now do so by going to www.supportingpueblo.com/sell and clicking on the "sing me up" button. Once the form is filled out, program organizers will create an online storefront for the business owner.

The site will begin taking orders on Thursday, April 23. At that time, citizens can go to www.supportingpueblo.com and shop. Customers will be able to set dedicated pick up and delivery times on the site during checkout.