The Hancock Chamber is joining Shop Local USA as a marketing partner to bring a new digital opportunity to local businesses throughout Hancock County. This program started in Slidell and is being managed by a Waveland Company, Business Executive Solutions and Technology (BEST), led by Tom Moore. Tom is a corporate retail strategists turned local business consultant. After spending 22 years developing and implementing strategies for major retail chains throughout the US, he wanted a change. Tom understands how important Online presence is to any business, so when he partnered up with Shop Local USA, it was a natural fit.
Today, Tom and Shop Local USA are rolling out a virtual tour that unites local communities through a unique online digital platform that creates a powerful online presence for all government agencies, nonprofit organizations and participating businesses throughout Local communities. Over the next six weeks, representatives of this company will contact every business in Hancock County to provide information about this opportunity.
One of the daily challenges local businesses face is marketing their products and services using digital media. Most small businesses have limited staff and budgets. Economists have proven that 75 cents of every dollar spent locally stays local and for every dollar spent locally it multiplies up to seven times in the community. In addition, consumers are more likely to buy products and services from a business that is a member of the local Chamber.
Now Hancock County businesses can tap in to cutting edge technology to effectively communicate with residents and visitors to drive sales. Through Google Analytics data, Shop Local USA can provide you with information to demonstrate how effective this program can be to help you reach new customers.
With 2,000 establishments already participating and 17 digital tours, this website already has over 1.2 million hits. You can check it out by going to www.shoplocalusa.online. Click on Hancock County under Digital Interactive Maps. There, you will see a beautiful artistically crafted rendering where every school, church, government buildings, historical venues and our local businesses are linked to their website, Facebook page or other medium.
For questions, contact Tom Moore at 985-205-3060. To have a sales rep contact you, call D. J. Davis at 228-424-1468. There are four easy and affordable ways to participate with price points affordable to any size business in the county. Some of the options open to you are: 1. A single link to a URL of your choice on the digital interactive map ($295 one-time fee); 2. A microsite for your business or organization with up to 10 links or ways for buyers to reach your business ($495 one-time fee); 3. A 3-D/360 Virtual Tour of your business or organization ($795 one-time fee); or, 4. A microsite and 3-D/360 Virtual Tour ($995 one-time fee)
This team can also connect you to an opportunity to build your own website. Once you pick the package that works best for you, you will then only pay a $19.95 monthly hosting fee.
Click here to view the Shop Local U.S.A. map for Hancock County.