Over the past three years, from 2020 to April 2023, we’ve witnessed an incredible milestone—over $200,000 worth of Buy Local Gift Cards have been redeemed within our community. That’s an impressive amount of money circulating within our local economy, further strengthening and supporting the businesses that make our community thrive.
Currently, there’s an outstanding balance of over $87,000 loaded onto these cards, ready to be spent by eager shoppers. And this figure keeps growing week by week as more cards are purchased and loaded with funds.
To ensure that the economic impact of these gift cards remains local, we have implemented a closed-loop system. What does this mean for you as a business owner? Well, it’s simple—your EFTPOS machine needs to be activated to accept these cards. Without activation, you risk missing out on valuable sales.
But don’t worry, registering your business and activating your machine is a breeze. Just follow these easy steps:
- Download the registration form: Get started by downloading the registration form from our website. It’s a quick and convenient way to kick off your participation in the program.
- Fill in the form: Take a few moments to provide all the necessary details about your business on the registration form. Accuracy is key here, as it ensures your business is properly listed on our brochure and website.
- Email it to us: Once you’ve completed the form, simply send it back to our office via email. All the contact information you need can be found on the form or our website.
- Receive your invoice: After we receive your registration form, we’ll promptly generate an invoice for the membership fee. This fee, which helps us sustain and expand the program, will be clearly stated on the invoice.
- Activate your machine: Upon payment of the membership fee, we’ll swiftly activate your EFTPOS machine. This crucial step ensures that your machine can read and process the Buy Local Gift Cards, maximizing your potential sales. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tap into the growing number of customers with these cards in hand.
- Boost your visibility: Once your registration is complete and your machine is activated, your business will be prominently featured on our brochure and website. This increased visibility will help attract customers who specifically seek out participating businesses, driving foot traffic to your door.
We want to emphasize that the Buy Local Gift Cards are EFTPOS cards without an embedded chip. To access the funds loaded onto them, the cards must be swiped. If your business relies solely on a digital card reader, we regret to inform you that activation may not be possible at this time.
Join us in supporting our community by participating in the Buy Local Gift Card program. Together, we can continue to stimulate our local economy and create a thriving business environment. Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.