In support of local businesses, please follow and share your Community Shopping Zone!
Community Shopping Zones are the ultimate tool to support and promote local shopping. They help keep money circulating locally, protect local jobs and help support the businesses that are vital to sustaining your community!
Create a Shopping Zone for your neighbourhood, business park or local shopping centre.
It's absolutely FREE. NO gimmicks.
Let's get started! Your Shopping Zone needs a name...
4 steps to supporting your community like never before!
When you create a Shopping Zone for your community...
Let's use "Shop Orleans" as an example:
- All businesses in "Orleans" can join and add products and promotions in "Shop Orleans".
- Local businesses can now cost effectively promote specials to everyone in the community every week!
- A zone administrator ensures only businesses in Orleans are featured in the zone.
Shopping Zones can be found by searching for the Zone Name (ie: "Shop Orleans"), or by clicking the link in the Shop section.
Community Shopping Zones feature:
Products (with ecommerce links from businesses in the Zone)
Services (Promotions and Daily Deals from businesses in the Zone)
We provide marketing material to promote your Shopping Zone
You can order post-it notes and add them to customer parcels to help promote your Community Shopping Zone
Participating businesses can print window and point-of-sale marketing material to promote their Shopping Zone directly from links on our website. We make the process quick and easy to maximize business participation and exposure for your zone.
We provide businesses with code to add banners to promote their Shopping Zone directly on their website. We also provide a URL which can be used to lead users directly to the business's Shopping Zone.
If all participating businesses link their website to their Shopping Zone, it will significantly increase the traffic that we will be able to generate from search engines to support those local businesses.
If these simple steps are taken by every business in a Shopping Zone, everyone in the community will be made aware of their local Shopping Zone. This awareness will result in a significant increase in local commerce to support local businesses and protect local jobs.
If we all work together, we can make a big difference in your community. Let's get started!
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Create a Shopping Zone video
Shopping Zones can generate millions in local commerce for your community!
The chart below illustrates the significant potential if everyone in your city spends an extra $10 a week locally.
|City Population||10,000||100,000||1 Million|
|$10 /week per person||x $10||x $10||x $10|
|Weekly Commerce||$100,000 /week||$1 Million /week||$10 Million /week|
|Annual Commerce||$5.2 Million /year||52 Million /year||$520 Million /year|
|* The Local Multiplier x 3.2||x 3.2||x 3.2||x 3.2|
|Total Annual Commerce||$15.6 Million /year||$156 Million /year||$1.56 Billion /year|
|3 Year Potential||almost $50 Million in 3 years||almost $500 Million in 3 years||almost $5 Billion in 3 years|
* The Local Multipler Effect - Every dollar spent locally has the potential to circulate in your community 3.2 times.
To get started, contact the support team at nearest.com
In support of local businesses please follow and share your 'Community Shopping Zone'
Each 'Community Shopping Zone' has it's own Follow/Share page
to help businesses, malls and municipalities onboard consumers
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