Initial concept June 2000 ....
The concept for this site was born from frustration with out-of-date phone books when urgently requiring a tradesperson. As a new arrival in the area, it was difficiult to know what business and community facilities were available. The motivation has changed, but the concept for this site is still valid ........ this site endeavours to provide an up-to-date listing of Echuca Moama and surrounding region enterprises for the benefit of the local community, visitors to our region, and the World.
Provide a cost effective listing service for enterprises based in Echuca Moama and surrounding regions, and promote our facilities to locals and visitors.
The perceived ' value ' of this site depends largely upon regular contributions in terms of corrections/ updates, usage, support, and promotion by local business / public services entities, community groups, and the wider Echuca Moama community. Echucaweb.com.au creates local community communication, belonging, local knowledge, local shopping behaviours, growth, wealth, and sustainability for Echuca Moama and surrounding region entities.
Why be involved with Echucaweb.com.au?
Echucaweb aims to attract customers to listed enterprises. The following is not rocket science ... statistically, money spent with local business entities, public services entities, and community groups will return approximately 4.5 times to the local Echuca Moama community. If Echucaweb.com.au can change local shopping behaviours, this will support local sustainability and economic development. Shopping out of town 'white-ants' this opportunity.
Echucaweb.com.au offers community and business enterprises an opportunity:
- to augment an internet presence through active cross linking from Echuceweb.com.au,
- to create an internet profile and presence when phone book listings are not current,
- for a listing containing contact information including phone, facsimile, and mobile at no additional cost,
- for an online brief description of business services at a fixed annual fee,
- for customer access 24 / 7 / 365 to an existing web page or email link,
- to provide a low cost internet presence for enterprises that do not have an existing website,
- to market to on-line internet customers in addition to traditional walk-in trade,
- for active ' hyper-links ' to webpage and email addresses; where available, and
- to market product and services to the local community, visitors to the region, and to the World.
Echucaweb.com.au provides the ' traditional shop-front ' for many home-based businesses that could not otherwise afford the marketing costs associated with promoting their enterprise.
Enterprises don't need to have a web site or email address to be listed; this resource is available to all Echuca Moama and surrounding region Enterprises.
Echucaweb.com.au entry costs have been deliberately kept low ( less than $20.00 inc. ) so that all enterprises can become a part of this listing service.
Visitors can use the echucaweb.com.au listing to establish contact with Community groups without the need to contact local councils for information. As an example, visiting members of Service Clubs can determine the venue and the meeting times for the local Service Club.
Are all community and businesses listed on Echucaweb?
Echucaweb.com.au's aim is to list every community group and business enterprise based in Echuca Moama, and the surrounding areas. We are always coming across enterprises that should be listed; some choose not to be. If your community group or business enterprise is not listed, please use the come aboard link in the footer ribbon to alert us of this gap.
Is it free?
Echucaweb.com.au is free to all users. Echucaweb does charge a small amount ( less that $20.00 inc. per year ) to profit based business enterprises wishing to promote their enterprise. The annual charge is based on the advertising options chosen, and is typically less than $20.00 inc per Financial Year. The charge helps offset the cost of maintaining the site, and the costs of validating the accuracy of the listing content.
Is Echucaweb local?
Echucaweb.com.au is based in Echuca; unlike competitor enterprises that make similar claims. Echucaweb.com.au's focus is to list and promote locally based community groups, and business enterprises based in Echuca, Moama, and the surrounding areas; a point that many regional, state, national, and international enterprises just don't seem to want to understand when their applications are rejected. The rule of thumb to be local is that they must have a physical presence here before being listed on Echucaweb.com.au.
Echucaweb.com.au is well aware of many competitors; not only other internet directories that have materialised in the last few years, but also tradition sources including National Enterprises that have moved from paper-based formats to internet-based listing services.  Why Echucaweb.com.au? Echucaweb.com.au is truely local and provides a cost effective service.
How can you help and be part of Echucaweb?
Often changes occur quickly, and keeping abreast of listing information amendments is an ongoing catch-up activity for Echucaweb.com.au If you see an error, or know of an impending change, don't let it slip past to the keeper.  Please drop us a line using the contact us email link in the footer ribbon. In anticipation of your assistance, we thank you for your help, and ongoing support.
Where to from here?....
The intention is that Echucaweb.com.au will remain the key directory for Echuca Moama, and the surrounding areas. Through Echucaweb.com and Echucaweb.com.au a virtual vibrant community and business entity will be created.
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