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Barrie is a great city to live, work or just visit for a while. It has been host to several historical events and home to some who have gone on to make history itself. Barrie is home to the Colts, Georgian College, the annual Kempenfelt festival (with Kempenfelt Kelly watching from the bay) and over 125,000 people just like yourself.
You can also find some unique and wonderful small businesses in Barrie, establishments that have helped the community thrive for decades – and hopefully for many more.
What Is ShopBarrie.com?
Small businesses provide a number of benefits to the community and by shopping at these local businesses you can help show your support while finding some great deals. In general, small businesses provide a unique experience, fair wages to local employees and circulate more money back into the community – especially when compared to the big box stores.
ShopBarrie.com is an effort to stimulate the local economy by showcasing the spectacular products and services that our local small businesses have to offer. With the support of the City of Barrie and the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, ShopBarrie.com aims to provide a single simple solution for all your local shopping needs.
So whether you’re looking for a gift for that picky cousin at Christmas, or searching reviews for an exquisite evening experience – think local first. ShopBarrie.com has all the tools you need to find great deals from your favourite local merchants and makes it easy to communicate with them.
Give me a call Sarah Taylor 705.896.1055
Who we are We’re a passionate team of marketers and internet gurus who’ve built a comprehensive platform to showcase and empower local businesses online. Our manifesto We believe that entrepreneurship and small businesses provide individuals and families with a great model to lead productive, fulfilling lives. We believe that thriving small businesses are the foundations of strong communities. We believe that more consumers would choose to support small businesses if it were easier and they understood the reasons to do so. We believe that the internet is the most powerful medium ever created and that it’s ability to facilitate commerce is unmatched. It enables consumers to learn, share, engage, remind and transact. It offers choice, information and ease of use. We believe that by leveraging the power of the internet, small businesses can effectively compete with big businesses and grow their market share. Being small is actually a good thing online, if you have the right tools. We believe that many businesses working together are stronger than each on their own, and that joining forces in a shop local campaign is the best way to reach consumers and educate them on the benefits and value of spending money with local companies. We believe that many millions of people and thousands of communities share our values and that as word spreads about what we are doing, the groundswell of support and awareness will transform into an organized, powerful, shop local movement. We believe that through this movement, we can create a meaningful, positive and lasting shift in the way we shop locally and return to an era of strong local communities and a more connected, balanced and meaningful way of life.
Our value to local businesses We provide local businesses with an online shop local campaign that provides them with the tools they need to be successful online and the marketing support to drive local customers who appreciate their value into their storefronts. How we do it: 1 We actively communicate the #1 message that small businesses need consumers to understand 2 Integrated all-in-one platform with everything you need to succeed online a Ecommerce b Email, social & content marketing c Reviews d Analytics e Coupons & promotions 3 One a Shop profile place to update b Facebook & Twitter c Your own website 4 Products that meet your needs a Professionally managed packages to save you time and ensure you don’t have to work alone b Custom website development to enhance your brand 5 Participation from only-local small & medium businesses 6 Partner model enables us to integrate with local community organizations 7 We offer free access to our online marketing platform to every local business that claims their profile a Because it enables us to support every local business b Because it builds goodwill in the community c Because it’s better for the consumer to have comprehensive information d Because it drives Google traffic and activity e Because it’s a risk-free way to test an online marketing campaign
Our value to consumers Many consumers want to support local businesses, but need to understand the full value of doing so. Also, it remains more difficult than it should be to find products and services offered by local companies. ShopLocally.com provides shoppers with the information they need to make informed purchase decisions and the tools to conduct research and transactions online. Through these efforts, consumers realize the benefits of shopping locally, leading to stronger, more vibrant local economies full of thriving local businesses and a greater sense of community pride. How we do it: 1 We provide consumers with a comprehensive business directory that contains all local retailers, professionals, trades people and service providers. 2 Our community marketplace gives shoppers a single place to find thousands of individual products and services that can be purchased online or reserved for in- store pickup. 3 The gift certificate section provides buyers with an easy online system with which they can buy printable gift certificates for use with local businesses. 4 Our coupons and deals help shoppers save money with special offers. 5 We enable people to create gift registries and wish lists containing items from local businesses. 6 Our reviews system enables passionate consumers to share their views on a business’ customer service, value and offerings. 7 The menus section contains a list of most local restaurant menus, all in one place for easy access. 8 Our social sharing tools help local shoppers spread the word about things they like on their social networks and through email.
I have know Sarah for two years and in this time she has helped me not only reach objectives in my business but her wealth of knowledge guided and shaped the planning stages too.
Sarah Taylor is the best friend your business could ever have. She helps you set up your ShopBarrie.com site in the blink of an eye and is always ready to help (plus she’s a ball of positive energy). Thanks for everything, Sarah!