Locatile is actively utilizing and promoting the hashtag #thinklocalfirst. Why? It’s at the core of our mission, to lift up small brick and mortar businesses through a virtual mercantile giving shops another sales channel through online shopping. It’s a philosophy of local patronage and for people to audit how they can #thinklocalfirst before shopping a national retailer. It goes beyond just retail and is applicable to dining and services as well. When you shop local you do good with your wallet and impact the local economy! When you buy local, it keeps four times the funds in the local economy compared to shopping in chains. We will be a voice and partner to locally-owned, independent businesses and will raise awareness of the importance of shopping local and we encourage others to do the same and join us to #thinklocalfirst.

It’s the mission of Locatile to encourage you to #thinklocalfirst and in addition to shopping on locatile.com there are many ways to support local businesses, including things you can do for free. Shifting spending habits to local small businesses keeps dreams alive and ensures that brick and mortar businesses not only survive the pandemic, that they will THRIVE expanding their customer base to online complimenting the in-person shopping experience. We appreciate you joining the #thinklocalfirst movement.

Ways to support and shop local:

#thinklocalfirst when shopping for gifts items for your home, clothes, health and beauty supplies, kitchen/cooking, holiday décor, books/cards/stationery, jewelry, art, accessories and more.

-Buy gift cards.

-Purchase items and gift cards from local boutiques and restaurants and donate them to local charities. This is a great option when you don’t particularly need something for yourself or a gift yet want to support

Things you can do for FREE to show support of local independent businesses.

-Like, Follow, Comment & Share small businesses on social media.
[Locatile would love you to do this for our start up too!]

-Tag others on social media posts to help build awareness for the local business.

-Signup for eNewsletters to stay informed on the business, special offers, events and sales.

It’s easy to like, share, repost and tag! Follow Locatile on Instagram and Facebook.
You can join the Locatile eNewseletter here.

Each Locatile Merchant shop‘s storefront has links to their website and ways to follow them online!

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