The Big Picture
Our program raises 'shop local' awareness in Winnipeg.
The Local Frequency complements 'shop local' advocacy by providing a direct way for all Winnipeg shoppers to make an impact.
Let's work together to grow a network of locally-oriented shoppers.
It shifts purchases to local businesses.
Winnipeg shoppers discover local options via the app, Local Points encourage repeat business, and direct offers help shift more and more weekly purchases to local options.
It grows local business and economy.
Local Points recirculate in the network encouraging further purchases. Direct offers can be made from a business to new or existing customers to encourage purchases.
1. Your Customers Join Our Program
Local Frequency App
Your customers will download our app for Android or iOS to start earning and redeeming Local Points. It's 100% free :) Learn how we keep your customers' information private.
If your customers aren't into apps, they can pickup a Local Card at businesses like yours and register their card for bonus Local Points.
Temporary Points Cards
You can even give Local Points to customers who aren't on the program yet by putting the cards on a temporary sign-up card.
2. They Make a Purchase
Our system is independent from your business' point-of-sale system.
3. Your Business Gives Customers Local Points
Cash, Debit, & Credit
Customer earn 3% back on debit/cash purchases and 1% back on credit card purchases.
1 Local Point is worth $1 for your customer to redeem.
Earn 3% back with cash/debit payments
Earn 1% back with credit card payments
Giving Local Points
Use our terminal device to scan the customer's app or card, giving them Local Points. Enter the transaction amount and tap OK. We take care of the rest!
When you give out points, we take the cash equivalent from you and hold it. When the points are redeemed at business, we give the cash equivalent back to that business.
4. Your Customers Can Redeem Local Points Like Cash
Buy Here, Redeem There
Customers can redeem their Local Points at any time, at any participating business including yours. This means they can earn Local Points at one business and redeem them at yours.
Redeeming Local Points
When the customer indicates they'd like to use their points, use our terminal device to scan their app or card. Enter the amount of points to redeem and click OK. Reduce the total bill by the amount of points redeemed.
Get Cash for Redeemed Points
When points are redeemed at your business, we give the cash equivalent back to you.
5. Send Targetted Offers
Offers for New Customers
Our program allows your business to create special bonus offers and promotions for The Local Frequency members. You'll have a direct marketing channel to new customers in Winnipeg who support shopping locally.
Offers for Existing Customers
Make bonus offers to loyal customers or to past customers who haven't been back in some time.
Time Specific Offers
Encourage purchase activity for certain days of the week, or other time periods that make sense for your business.
We'd love to discuss how The Local Frequency can help your business increase sales and connect with the right customers.