Do you want people to shop Thunder Bay and at your business? Of course you do, however as a business operator in Thunder Bay you already know without spending $$$ how tough it is to get the word out.
Start building your presence here at our site! By joining our site you can show just what your business/service is all about at a fraction of the cost of the traditional media (newspaper, radio, TV).
Strength in numbers, just like trade shows, farmer’s markets and other group venues having one place to visit many vendors is great for attracting shoppers (customers). Our site is all about providing an online venue for local Thunder Bay businesses (especially the small/home based variety) to come together for shoppers to find them and conduct business.
BTW: As a member – the more you spread the word about our site, the more our site will be able to spread the word about your business!
Registering for business membership is a three step process. Start with the login and user account info, after you verified your email address choose a membership level and then setup a membership subscription via PayPal to complete. Find out how to save on membership fees!
After you join start by listing in our directory:
Not just any directory, this is as good as it gets with images, social media buttons, rich text formatting, links, google mapping and all the tools for customers to discover your business and connect.
Then it’s off to the Bulletin Board:
Build a following that keeps them coming and coming back for more. Post your newsletters and public events and show that your business is active and is a great place to visit and visit again.
Our site is social media ready! The bulletin board has social media share buttons so you and other site visitors can share your posts on the most popular social sites. Post once on our site then share to multiple social sites at each click of a button!
Also provide promotional offers via our Thunder Bay Shopper Facebook group. At least once a month and no more than once a week upload a coupon, discount, early bird sale or some other enticing goody to keep them interested and coming back! Yes you can still post on your own FB page, however just like other markets (ex: farmer’s/pop-up), people like to visit places that offer a multitude of vendors, products and services.
Social media sites are great however they still don’t fill all your online needs. A showcase ties your online presence together and completes it with tools/features not offered by the social sites. Find out more about TBS showcases …