GetintheLoop is a proud champion of the shop local movement. There are many positive effects of shopping local and our app is empowering our members to shop right in their communities. Help support the movement by following these five shop local tips.
#1 – Choose to Shop Local
The next time you’re shopping, choose a local business. If you’re unfamiliar with the businesses in your community, research some of the options available. To make the process easier, focus on the common types of purchases you make online and seek out local shops with the same or similar offerings. Search for business ratings online and ask around in person or via social media – everyone has a favourite local spot!
#2 – Get Social about Shopping Local
Don’t keep your decision to shop local a secret! Let your social followers know all about your shop local experience, especially when it’s a positive one. Share photos of that delicious meal you enjoyed or the fabulous makeover you received. Make sure to use the popular hashtag #shoplocal to ensure your post reaches the largest audience possible. Shopping local is always trendy!
#3 – Leave Positive Reviews
Positive reviews are the lifeblood of a local business. People are quick to leave negative reviews after a bad experience but often forget to write a review praising great products and services. Write a review and post it on sites such as Google or Yelp. Other people looking to shop local will rely on these reviews to make a decision, so make sure that you’ve had your say!
#4 – Give the Gift of Shopping Local
The next time you’re trying to pick out that perfect gift for a friend or family member, give them a gift or a gift card from a great local businesses in your area. Either of these options will introduce a new person to a local business and help them join the shop local movement. It’s a gift that keeps giving!
#5 – Download the GetintheLoop app
GetintheLoop helps you shop local, wherever you are. Access offers on unique local products, services and experiences right from your smartphone and receive notifications when there are active offers that align with your shopping preferences. Download GetintheLoop on the App Store or get it on Google Play.