Whether it’s sandwiches from Sunderland, desserts from Doncaster, brownies from Barnsley, sculpture from Scarborough, womenswear from Whitby, rugby shirts from, well… Rugby, ShopAppy is sharing its passion to rejuvenate unique shopping on our high streets
The shop local initiative that enables people to browse, book and buy local 24/7 is offering shoppers the chance to share the love on Valentine’s Day, or Love Local Day as they call it, by nominating their top local businesses.
Nominate your best-loved shop, café, bar, pop-up or market stall and reward their hard work to provide quality goods, great service and products to you through two tough years. When you nominate your most loved business, you will be entered into a FREE prize draw with a chance to win £50 of vouchers to spend with local businesses on ShopAppy.com and selected nominated business winners will be presented with a gift to say ‘thank you’ from the communities they serve.
Jackie Mulligan, who founded ShopAppy in 2016 and is helping shoppers to get easy access to their local businesses in more than 100 towns and cities, explains: “Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to spend where your heart is. We are reconnecting people with their local shops – and that can be with click and collect or home delivery if they are busy or worried about covid or giving them time to browse online to plan a trip into town in person!
“When I switched to local shopping, I found that I saved money and felt happier – local shopping is good for everyone and now is the time to support businesses in our local communities more than ever.
“ShopAppy gives local shops, bars, cafes and all kinds of local businesses a 24-hour shop window, doesn’t take commission on sales and encourages shoppers to look at what amazing things are on their doorstep which in turn inspires visits and customers. It is great to have convenience but it is also great when you feel good about where you shop.”
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a time to look for that unique card, gift or somewhere to go on a special date – so see what’s local for fresh inspiration.
To sign up your business, click here.
To nominate your favourite local business and enter them in the Valentine’s #LoveLocalDay competition, visit shopappy.com/love-local-day-2022. Closing date for nominations February 12, 2022.