One thing that we are extremely proud of at Save Local Now is the fact that we create this great tool for businesses and chambers to drive local economic growth but we leave it up to you to use it successfully. We truly believe in the power of a grassroots movement and we know how much more successful small businesses can be with marketing because they are ready and willing to do what it takes. So you’re already on Save Local Now and you’re creating the deals and events for your customers. How do you ensure that they find you? You have to encourage people to download the app! Of course you can put up the $LN window flyers up but you can even take it a little farther. Here are some really great ideas:
Community Events– Every community play, concert, picnic, or town hall meeting. What better way to announce $LN at a gathering of all the town residents!
Public Libraries-Here’s a place people frequent every day! Aside from posting something in the window you could include a half sheet flyer with the QR code in every bag or in the folds of the books at checkout!
Grade Schools– Parents are always looking for ways to save money. Again, more than just posting flyers around the hallways you could send a flyer home with the kids informing their parents how they can be saving at everything from groceries, to school supplies and how they can patronize your members businesses.
YMCA’s and Recreation centers– This is another great place that is busy year round. People who frequent these sites are typically all about helping out community organizations to grow.
Colleges and Universities– Imagine a whole market of tech savvy people making a new home in a town they’ve never lived in! Even if they are local, college students are the biggest market of consumers on the planet. It is their entire way of life! And guess what? Due to the average budget of a student, they are CONSTANTLY looking for ways to save money! If that doesn’t scream opportunity, I don’t know what does! Save Local Now should be posted in the common areas and at the sports arenas. What if $LN was included in the orientation process?! This will be a massive boost to all the businesses in town. I guarantee it!
Community shared space– such as parks or town squares. The more you place the logo and QR code in front of people, the more people will be reminded to frequent their app.
Bottom Line-The more people frequent the app or site, the more options they have to save locally instead of spending money elsewhere. For every dollar spent in the local economy 73% stays in the local economy to grow things like community events, public libraries, schools, and community organizations! It’s a wonderful cycle of growth and we really believe that with our help you have the power to be a part of it!