Chamber of Commerce launches Save Local Now

Chamber of Commerce launches Save Local NowAmelia Island, FL – Effective March 25, the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new marketing advantage for local businesses – Save Local NowT – a one-stop digital marketing platform.

The Save Local NowT platform provides local businesses with nine insanely easy-to-use products they need to reach more customers and creates incentives for consumers to shop locally.

Save Local Now is unlike any daily deal service on the market. For the consumer, there are no minimum purchase requirements and no minimum group participation requirements. Save Local Now utilizes GPS functionality in order to draw residents and visitors alike to Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce members.

For merchants, there are no delays in uploading or changing deals and, most importantly, there are no fees to businesses and organizations in the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce.

AIFBY Chamber member Jeff Weisfeld of The Pecan Roll Bakery in Fernandina Beach said Save Local Now is a good addition to the benefits he already receives as a Chamber member.

“It is very user-friendly. Very easy to set-up. I’m happy with it,” he said.

All member businesses have been automatically uploaded onto the Save Local Now platform. Those who choose to offer a deal, event or special promotion can upload it themselves and change it as frequently as they wish to match up with peak and non-peak business times.

Unlike other digital marketing platforms, Save Local Now provides total control to the merchants. They can access their business profile and change their deals, events or promotions without needing to wait for a third-party administrator. The offers are immediately available through the Save Local Now iPhone and Android Apps, mobile website and savelocalnow.com.

According to Regina Duncan, president of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber contracted with Save Local Now after spending the past year researching shop local and daily deals programs.

“We felt it was important to find a program that would change consumer behavior by rewarding them for shopping at our local member businesses. Save Local Now provides that incentive and gives total control to our member businesses. Each business decides what deal or incentive to offer and for how long. They are not required to offer discounts of 50% to 75% as is the case with some well-known daily deal programs. Save Local Now is a win-win for our members and their customers,” Duncan said.

“Community organizations are looking for creative ways to market themselves and be an asset to the businesses they serve,” said Keith Latore, Save Local Now’s co-founder and CEO. “That’s why we created Save Local Now exclusively for chambers of commerce and community organizations.

“Save Local Now benefits everyone. The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce now has a tool to help promote local businesses and organizations while encouraging people to shop local. Business members have access to a digital marketing platform they might not otherwise be able to afford. Consumers have a convenient source for finding local businesses, deals, events and promotions.”

Download the free Save Local Now App today by visiting savelocalnow.com, iTunes or Google Play. If you would like to learn more about Save Local Now for your business, please contact the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248.

Photo Caption: Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce members like Jeff Weisfeld of The Pecan Roll Bakery in Fernandina Beach now have a free digital marketing platform, Save Local Now, as part of their Chamber membership. Save Local Now provides residents and visitors a convenient source for finding local businesses as well as deals, events and promotions.

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