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Marketplace eGift Card
An eGift Card Marketplace is an online version of your main street – a community-specific webpage where customers can browse among many local shops and restaurants – only in this case they are eGift Cards.
Marketplaces allow for participating merchants to reap the benefits of community-wide marketing initiatives, all while selling their own, brand-specific eGift card.
Via an easy to promote, dedicated community Marketplace landing page, corporations and individuals send gifts to friends, family, employees, clients or prospects that are delivered instantly via email, text or print.
Merchant eGift Cards in Marketplaces are multi-use and can be redeemed at the single brand for which they were purchased until the full value of the card is spent.
No POS integration is needed. Merchants can be up and running with custom-branded eGift Cards in minutes.
Easy To Implement
Recruit merchants in your community, each of whom creates an eGift Card for their business.
There is no cost to Marketplace organizers, with no set-up fees or monthly payments. For individual merchants, refer to the “Pricing” section below.
Choose your Marketplace eGift Card name and market it, for example “Gift Fremont” or “Shop Morgan Hill.”
As the organizer, put the link on your Chamber or Downtown Association website, town Facebook page, Instagram profile, Nextdoor and other public websites so people can click to purchase your Marketplace eGift cards.
Each merchant can incorporate the link to their unique eGift Card on their own website and social media profiles to sell them from there.
Why Keeping It Local Is Important
Money spent locally stays local. When you buy from locally owned businesses, significantly more of your money stays in your local economy and supports community groups.
The local one-of-a-kind businesses where you live, eat and have fun are a major part of your local community’s character and identity.
Local businesses are more invested in the community’s future, and less likely to leave. These businesses generally require less investment in infrastructure.
Read Our Research On Local First Communities!
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and Institute for Local Self Reliance found that independent businesses located in areas with Local First campaigns outperformed those in cities without such a campaign.