Brand new website Nala is available in three languages and currently lists over 50 small and independent businesses in Luxembourg that provide delivery or take away services.
A website aimed at helping small and independent businesses in Luxembourg sell products online was launched on Thursday by a group of young professionals and students.
The Now Act Local Association provides a platform to verified companies--its creators have checked to make sure the listed businesses really deliver or provide take away services--to sell their wares online. Available in three languages, www.nala.lu currently lists over 50 businesses ranging from florists to cake makers, and sites selling children’s shoes and art.
“When the Coronavirus hit Luxembourg, and all our favourite shops had to close, we like many others believed that the only options left were beans and ravioli cans. How wrong we were!” says co-founder Moritz Hoss. “Like the rest of us, our local retailers adapted and re-opened, some with brand new delivery or home services. But most of their clients still don’t know about it.”
Together with seven other young professionals and students with experience in web design, economics, law and public relations, Hoss started to build the free, independent platform. In less than a week it was up and running.
Nala has received support from the Chamber of Commerce and it also links to websites providing similar services such as the Lëtzshop platform. “In short, it is a ‘Luxembourg we’re in business’ address book during the Covid-19 crisis,” says Hoss.