Welcome Merchant’s For-Purpose Partners

Here at Welcome Merchant, we are ethically-minded in everything we do. You probably already know that our purpose is to elevate refugee and asylum-seeker background entrepreneurs, but did you know we partner with other purpose-led businesses for our ‘behind the scenes’ operations that keep Welcome Merchant up and running? Read on below to find out more about our purposeful partners.

Bank Australia

We use Bank Australia for our banking needs as they operate under a ‘clean money promise’ for their customers. This means that Bank Australia don’t invest in fossil fuels, but instead invest in not-for-profits, clean and renewable energy and inclusive and community housing. What a win!

Xero Accounting

Xero Accounting Software are committed to environmental sustainability, supporting small business and social inclusion. For the last two financial years, Xero have been a certified carbon-neutral business. They are also committed to ensuring their own supply chain is ethical, and strive to work with businesses owned or managed by groups such as First Nations people, LGBTQIA+ people and refugees and asylum-seekers.


Our Welcome Merchant gift hampers are packaged using Craftpak, a Brisbane-based company that specialises in Australian-made boxes and packaging. Their ‘Earthpak’ range is made from 100% recycled materials, and is 100% recyclable, which creates a closed, sustainable cycle for their packaging.

Image via Munificent Wines

Munificent Wines

The wine in our gift hampers is sourced from Munificent Wines. Munificent Wines are a Melbourne-based social enterprise with a dual purpose; providing affordable and unpretentious wine for their customers, and donating 50% of their pre-tax gross profit to their charitable partner, Sisterworks, a not-for-profit social enterprise that supports refugee, asylum-seeker and migrant women.


Welcome Merchant recommends BizCover for sole traders and small businesses looking to switch, compare and save on business insurance. This is because BizCover, rather than operating under a broad ‘one size fits all’ approach, understands small business needs with cover options for over 6000 occupations across Australia. Their customer care team also provides support during purchase, renewals and even when small business owners face stressful claims. Their no-hassle, customisable policies are perfect for small businesses.