11 Things to Sell on ThrivingLocally (Other than Physical Products)

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  When you think of selling through a ThrivingLocally webstore, what initially comes to mind? Whether it’s local food, t-shirts, soaps, imports, you’re likely thinking about physical products—small businesses creating and curating goods to sell and ship around the world. But when we say “product”, we’re talking about more than just tangible things. Many merchants are […]

Why open a ThrivingLocally webstore?

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  When customers are deciding on a purchase, they start by looking online.  A website is your online showroom, where customers can research your offerings and see all the reasons it is right for them.   Now imagine that same listing was just a couple of clicks away from being theirs [ADD TO CART]. A well photographed and […]

Why shop local? We got 6 fantastic reasons!

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A movement is upon us. It’s a movement that is attracting the local consumer away from large, impersonal big-box retailers and introduces them to the people doing business in the cities where they live. These local entrepreneurs range from growers, makers, brewers, service providers, small scale re-sellers, spas to bakeries to farmer market vendors and […]

What are the food restrictions for selling Thrivinglocally?

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A good guide to follow is your provincial farmers market regulations when it comes to foods.  And if you are going to sell your food beyond your city borders or in a commercial supermarket then you enter into a  whole new level of requirements. Download VIHA’s Pocket Guide for Temporary Market Foods These are taken from […]

Top 9 Reasons Your ThrivingLocally Shop Isn’t Making Sales

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You’ve set up your ThrivingLocally shop and now sitting back and waiting for the orders to come rolling in. If you’re still waiting…and waiting…and waiting. Maybe it’s time you stopped hoping for customers to magically appear and do something about it. In this case, that means taking a good, hard look at what you might have been doing wrong […]

Are Payments Secure?

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ThrivingLocally’s checkout process uses PayPal, one of the most accepted payment solutions on the web. Because of this, ThrivingLocally has the same payment protection as PayPal.com. Before entering any personal credit card information, you will be transferred to PayPal’s secure servers. ThrivingLocally will never obtain or have access to financial information. Learn more about PayPal’s […]

Best Social Media Tips and Tricks

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Social media is always a hot topic for small businesses. There’s always a new platform, a new trick or tactic, or a new tweak to Facebook’s algorithms that keep small business owners on their toes. HEre’s a list of tips to help you get with the social media hype. Trust us, it’ll help you with […]

How to sell services DIRECT online

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I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from people wanting to know how to sell a service–or are thinking about selling a service–over the web, asking what you need to do differently than those people selling products. “To be truly effective at selling your services directly online you have to package your service into purchasable […]

Are you advertising with digital dead ends?

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  Are you making one of the biggest digital marketing mistakes? “The more gaps in the customers path to action…the more chances you create of losing their business.” …are you creating a “Digital Dead End”?   What’s a Digital Dead End you ask?   In the digital world of marketing this happens when you leave your customers guessing (or […]

Top 8 Reasons to Sell on Thriving Locally

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There are far more than eight, but here are some of the reason we feel small business can benefit from using the Thriving Locally marketplace. 1. Expose your business locally and nationally As a member of Thriving Locally, your store will be exposed to our base of customers that normally may not have known you even […]