How can we get people to shop local in Barry?

The Shop Local Barry scheme has been set up to support local businesses in Barry, by encouraging people to shop locally. To do this a Shop Local Barry Loyalty card has been introduced which benefits card holders with offers and discounts in participating local shops.

The cards are on sale for a one off payments of just £1 with no monthly fees or renwal contracts. Customers will receive a monthly newsletter with all the latest offers and discounts available with their card, as well as the chance win prizes with a monthly draw.

So far 10 businesses are signed up to the scheme in and around Barry.

Visit www.shoplocalbarry.co.uk for more details.

Barry Ideas Bank Nov 15, 2014

Sounds a great way to incentivise people to do good by shopping local

Does anyone know any details about the economic benefits of shopping local?

Or the value of having independent retailers?

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Mark Hooper Nov 15, 2014

Loads of interesting stuff re: economic benefits of a sustainable local economy on http://www.transitionnetwork.org - perhaps we should set one up here in Barry. There's one in Cowbridge we could learn from...

Think it's also worth contributing to the Vale's regeneration meeting on the 25th at the Memo - the Vale's website has booking details.

Good luck, Katrina with ShopLocalBarry 

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Andy Green Nov 15, 2014

Mark - great lessons to learn from the Transition Network - do you want post that as a new idea?

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Barry Ideas Bank Nov 15, 2014

Just wondering ShopLocalBarry how anyone shopping in Barry can tell their favourite loical retailers how to join your scheme?

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Shop Local Barry Nov 15, 2014

If your favourite retailer is'nt already a member of the scheme, we would highly recommend advising them to visit the Shop Local Barry website to find out more informaiton about joining. It could be that many other shoppers would benefit from the retailer being part of the scheme too!

Each business on the scheme has it's own profile on the website as well as their offers posted and updated every month. Shoppers can visit the webiste www.shoplocalbarry.co.uk/Offers.pdf for a full list of local businesses on the scheme.

 

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