NOW IS THE TIME to support small businesses and communities during these ongoing, uncertain times.
Online Ordering / Directory Sites are perfect for:
• Community Chambers of Commerce, Downtown or Other Business Associations
• Economic Development Roles or Organizations
• Nonprofit Fundraisers and Organizers
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.
GIFT CARD DIRECTORY
Restaurants everywhere have been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Envision Greater Fond du Lac, a community chamber of commerce, 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 purchase giftcards, help support those restaurants in Fond du Lac County, AND be entered into a drawing to win one of three $500 gift card packages.
SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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 shipping, curbside, 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
LOCAL RESTAURANT DIRECTORY
FDL.order-out.com is our fun local, online solution for ‘what’s for dinner?!?’ Using our Order-Out framework, the website features:
GIFTCARD + DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Definitely De Pere is a non-profit organization committed to promoting downtown De Pere through marketing, special events, and business development efforts. Our business directory tools and giftcard purchase functionality provided an affordable and engaging way to encourage shopping one’s favorite local, small business from the safety and/or convenience of their own home.
In between holiday shopping seasons, this service also provides a dynamic directory listing for their organizational website.
– Tracy Qualmann, Director of Marketing and Communication, Envision Greater Fond du Lac