PUSLINCH – In recognition of the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on local businesses, Puslinch has launched shoplocalpuslinch.ca.
The easy to use platform, will enable anyone to support local businesses by purchasing gift certificates online.
People can choose any business from the long list of participating local businesses and then select the amount they would like to spend.
As soon as the transaction is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the purchaser along with their gift certificate, and the funds will be automatically transferred to the business.
Approximately 20 businesses have signed up already.
This also provides a very useful tool for fundraising efforts that service groups and various associations may want to consider given the fundraising challenges this year.
A business or service group can sign up at no cost by emailing email@example.com with the following details:
– business name;
– short description of business;
– address of business; and
– image file of the business’ logo
The initial intent is to assist with COVID-19 impacts, but the program may continue after the pandemic if it is well utilized.
“Our local businesses and service groups are vital to our community,” said Mayor James Seeley. “They make important contributions to help make Puslinch what it is.
“shoplocalpuslinch.ca is an easy way for our community to help support them through these difficult times.”