While there have been grassroots shop local initiatives over the years, today more people are beginning to realize how interconnected we are and how a healthy local business community enables a safe, vibrant community overall.
Everyone knows the best way to support local businesses is by making a purchase. However, at times this year, we’ve seen the community creatively rally together to support local businesses by tagging their favourites on social media, tipping service workers extra, and buying gift cards when stores were closed.
GetintheLoop introduces a new way to support local businesses.
Introducing our new Local Offer Feed. Now select businesses or organizations can add a feed of offers from local businesses to their website.
We launched the Feed to amplify the message of our nearly 5,000 businesses using GetintheLoop across Canada.
GetintheLoop’s Founder/CEO Matt Crowell explains, “our Local Offer Feed provides ever-changing local content that almost every website visitor will find valuable and rewarding, it is also a unique and timely opportunity for local businesses and organizations to support one another.”
This holiday shopping season will determine the viability of many small businesses in Canada, and local businesses need to fight for every inch as Crowell pointed out on his recent LTG blog.
Most people running businesses have found that creatively approaching challenges through innovative thinking is critical to remaining relevant and successful in this age. It is a reflection of how the pandemic has affected the world.
Crowell adds, “I think our Local Offer Feed can be a key piece to help Canadian businesses fight back against Amazon and compete for local eyeballs and local dollars. It is essentially the business community banding together to turn the community’s web traffic into foot traffic for local businesses”.
Who is using it so far?
Early on, the feed has been utilized by shopping centres to help their retailers drive foot traffic with the GetintheLoop for Business platform and to help create more awareness for in-store locations by the centre.
The Local Offers Feed has now been integrated with dozens of local Chambers of Commerce, BIAs, and community websites looking for a way to help support small businesses. Now with 75+ integrations adding the reach of over half a million Canadians each month, GetintheLoop has officially launched its Local Offer Feed to the entire community.
We have made it easy.
Integrating GetintheLoop’s Local Offer Feed is quick and easy. Simply copy and paste the integration code snippet into your website and your feed is “live”. For those who need support, our Partner Success team is readily available to help with the integration process.
Ask about integrating our Local Offer Feed with your website today! Your website visitors will appreciate the valuable content, and it is a meaningful way to support your local business community. Email us and we’ll connect you to the local franchise owner in your community!