Consumers today are being bombarded with phrases like Social Distancing and Shelter in Place. Most people understand how these practices are impacting local businesses. Many of us have gone out of our way to support neighborhood restaurants by placing pick-up or delivery orders.
But what about you? The traditional retailer. The one that supports our schools, teams, and endless fundraisers? You’re often overlooked, and the behemoths of eCommerce get the business that should be going to you. As a former local retailer, I believe it’s time for that paradigm shift to reverse.
You’re most likely sending email blasts and promoting local delivery or curbside pickup on your website. What else can you do to drive business? The geniuses at Locally.com have found the missing piece. Customers go to locally.com, enter the name of the item they are looking for and the site returns a list of local retailers that are showing the product in stock.
Think of it as the Craigslist for small businesses. Locally.com even offers an option for the customer to buy the item from you and arrange for an in-store pickup (for a small fee)*. It’s a win-win!
We’re excited to announce the availability of our Locally.com Integration Utility for NCR CounterPoint. Setup is simple; create a Locally.com account and our Integration Utility automatically uploads your inventory via Dropbox or FTP as frequently as once every hour.
The fact that consumers are staying home does not negate the impulse buy. In fact, it may lead to an increase. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Pricing begins at $495 (for up to five locations) and includes installation on your CounterPoint database for Locally.com. Soft Intelligence is prioritizing Locally.com integration for retailers using NCR CounterPoint. Please contact us today to get started!