Why Don’t People Shop Locally Online?

Every independent business owner and executive director of a downtown shopping district knows that a shirt or dress bought online takes money that could have been spent in your community (and could have helped generate jobs and economic recovery in your community) and ships it off to corporate HQ in Los Angeles, CA or Columbus, OH. But do we know why shoppers spend money online and not locally?

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Well, our theory is that shoppers–and increasingly the digital natives who have never known there wasn’t something called online shopping– don’t bother to look online for local sources because everyone knows you can’t shop your local community online.

Sure, there are Shop Local directories, and Facebook pages for cities, but as a digital native, you just want to shop in a focused or serendipitous way like you can at your favorite online stores.

Enter Main&Me. Main&Me was designed NOT to replace the directories and FB pages you’ve already created, but to supplement them by allowing online shoppers to window shop your whole town. That’s right, we said Window. Shop. Your. Town. The same way online shoppers shop at Amazon and Target and Old Navy can window shop online now. Everything in one place. Everything searchable by keyword or serendipitously browsable by whatever makes you tick. Everything wishlist-able and share-able with your friends. Can you imagine a better way to bring millennial shoppers back to your local downtown shopping district?

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So come join the newest way to support your local shopping revolution. Click here to download the free Main&Me app today and begin to level the playing field in favor of Main Street.

Don’t want to waste another minute? Email us at james@mainandme.com, or call us at 413-250-8800 to learn more.

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