HeyLocal! Sign Up Today!

HeyLocal! Sign Up Today!

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Whether you'd been planning to get online some day but never found time, or had wanted to stay brick & mortar forever, 2020 forced you to reconsider your plans and move quickly. eCommerce helps you to stay connected to your existing customers, despite physical restrictions, and allows new customers to buy from you without leaving home. But it's not enough to set up shop online and expect new customers to come flowing in, you still need to be found, and in a time when people can access the whole world online, that may seem like an overwhelming prospect.

Unprecedented times call for community solutions. In response to requests from the local Barrie business community for a main hub allowing them to sell their products and services online, the presenting partners of the Xcelerate Summit, Central Ontario’s annual premier business conference, issued a challenge for someone to create a virtual marketplace. An impressive pool of applications was received, from which an independent panel of judges selected HeyLocal, an online marketplace focused on providing businesses a simple platform that connects and encourages local consumers to shop consciously and conveniently.

HeyLocal is currently in the process of on-boarding new merchants. If you are a retailer, now is the time to join their local online community before the official launch! Sign-up is easy and hassle-free, allowing you to start selling your products in a snap. HeyLocal.ca creates ease and convenience for consumers to find your products. Better yet, they focus on your neighbourhood consumers; growing your new and repeat customer base. Join us to learn more about how this fully local, online marketplace dedicated to connecting the local consumer to the local retailer can help your business find and engage new online customers.

Click here to watch a previously recorded webinar on HeyLocal hosted by the Barrie Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Centre.