SHOP Local provides a win-win solution for supporting local businesses while still funding your Shopping Annuity. UnFranchise Owners (UFOs) and SHOP.COM customers who register their credit cards can earn Cashback with every purchase made at local stores that partner with SHOP.COM through the SHOP Local program. UFOs have extra incentive, as they’ll earn 1% IBV for every purchase made by a registered SHOP Local user at a store they sign up to the program. For the local businesses, this saves out-of-pocket marketing and advertising expenses in exchange for a percentage of the sales that SHOP.COM creates for them. They also don’t have to track those purchases, as that is handled for them, all while they simply enjoy the benefits of a customer loyalty program. Continue reading for information on how to sign merchants up for the SHOP Local program.
The SHOP Local program is as beneficial to merchants as it is to customers. Attracting new customers and growing a strong, dedicated customer base is just the beginning of the perks. Introduce the SHOP Local program, explain the benefits, share the video (below), and finally follow-up with the merchant invite tool (below).
There are so many benefits for merchants to partner with SHOP Local:
- Access to more than 6 Million loyal customers!
- Tap into our powerful network of 180,000 independent distributors who will help drive new customer acquisition and transactions to your business.
- Pay As You Go. No risk marketing = No upfront costs or monthly fees. Only pay commissions on actual transactions referred via SHOP Local.
- Leverage SHOP.COM, one of the Top 100 e-commerce sites in the world, generating billions of dollars in revenue by selling products into almost every country on earth.
- Drive local foot traffic to your store today with SHOP Local now and increase sales.
- FREE inclusion in all SHOP Local marketing opportunities and event marketing to our customers and independent distributors!
- No hardware or software needed. No staff involvement or training. No changes, just additional revenue!
The SHOP Local Merchant Invite Tool is a simple way for UnFranchise Owners to follow up with prospective SHOP Local merchants after UFOs have conducted initial discussions about the program. This powerful tool is a game changer because it will aid you in inviting merchants to SHOP Local. With the tool, potential merchants will receive an email with information about the program and how to sign up. Also, your UnFranchise ID is linked to their application so they will know who you are. You’ll also receive a copy of this email to track invites. To access the email invitation, log into UnFranchise.com and click My Organization > Invite to SHOP Local.
Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Get involved. Understand the business opportunity for local merchants.
Step 2: Identify merchants. Identify local merchants who will benefit from SHOP Local.
Step 3: Make contact. Give an introduction to SHOP Local and how it benefits them. Make it personal.
Step 4: Sign the merchant up for the program. Use the hassle-free mobile signup form. Click the “JOIN FREE NOW” link on SHOPLOCAL.SHOP.COM.
Step 5: Earn 1% IBV on the SHOP Local transactions from the merchants you sign up.
What are you waiting for? Get started with SHOP Local today!