The Spirit of Trade in The Northern Territory: House Of Darwin
‘A new wave of trade has entered the Territory. The best from Darwin to the world. Diverse communities bought together by the spirit of the NT.’
The history of trade in the Northern Territory can be traced back to before colonisation. Makassar people from what became Indonesia would sail to the shores of Arnhem Land to collect sea cucumbers in exchange for axes, knives and rice.
The Afghan cameleers moved goods across Australia’s barren interior by camel train. They connected coastal cities with pastoral land and formed what became the Great Northern Railway, or The Ghan. The Ghan paved the way for the Stuart Highway. The camel passed the torch onto the four wheel drive. The trade routes carved out in the past are being used to create the future.
Today, a new wave of trade is entering the territory. Musicians, artists, tradespeople and chefs. Giving it a go and continuing to shape the paths created before them.
‘I’m constantly on the go and Square gives me live data to check sales and make crucial business decisions. Whether I’m boarding a plane to America, Melbourne or Sydney.’
When presented with the opportunity to stock House of Darwin in 80+ Universal Stores across Australia, they needed access to cash flow, quickly. After trading with Square, House of Darwin accepted a Square Loan** which helped them to buy additional inventory.
- Take payments with Square, and our algorithm may create loan offers based on your Square sales, payment frequency, and new and regular customers, among other criteria.
- Repay as you trade with daily deductions.
- Get your money in days, not weeks, if approved.
‘We needed access to cashflow and Square Loans were able to offer us a loan that we could service but also keep our business operating.’
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