As a small business, our geeky & creative team is 100% behind doing whatever we can to support other small businesses during these difficult and uncertain times.
In March 2020, we developed a mix of online tools and directory sites using WordPress & Woo Commerce to support local businesses in their efforts to feature their curbside services and/or delivery during lockdown.
We’re thrilled to now offer this service and set of features to any/all communities looking to take local promotion and online shopping to the next level.
This online tool supports your community to:
Create a community “shop local” site that drives social sharing AND supports traffic to local business websites.
Make holiday shopping safe & convenient with online gift card purchase and delivery options.
Put dollars back into the community and create a message of unity & hope to end the year.
Restaurants everywhere have been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Envision Greater Fond du Lac wanted to do something to help them survive, while helping community members, too!
Through a partnership with Society Insurance, they used our Order-Out tools to connect individuals to the impactful opportunity to help out those restaurants in Fond du Lac County AND be entered into a drawing to win one of three $500 gift card packages.
Launched in May 2020, this Main Street Marketplace directory tool – initiated by the WEDC Main Street Communities program – makes it super simple for site users to find local products and services available for curbside or delivery in communities throughout Wisconsin.
“Everyone knows Amazon or can pull up Target on their phone, but your local, small business options are not available like that,” Gomez said. (Executive director of Main Street Marshfield) “This offers everyone more opportunities to shop local and shop small businesses doing great things locally and in other communities, too.”
– Excerpt from Post Crescent coverage
– Tracy Qualmann, Director of Marketing and Communication, Envision Greater Fond du Lac