Support for small retailers this ‘Independents Day’ #ukindieday

Maybe* has teamed up with Independents’ Day UK to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK throughout the year but with a special focus on July 4th.

With indie retailers accounting for around 65% of the approximately 290,000 retail outlets in the UK, they are at the heart of local communities throughout the country - but like all retail, COVID has handed them a brutal blow, with many struggling to stay afloat due to lockdown. Indie retailers need the nation's support now more than ever, so we're delighted to support the Independents Day campaign and hope you will too. 

How it works

Retailers, get involved!

Independents' Day UK is campaign enabling indie retailers to promote their own businesses online and in their own communities.

How can retailers get involved?

•    Follow and engage with the campaign across our social media platforms. Sign up to Maybe* for free and get the tools and help to maximise your social media activity to draw in the customers.
•    Share the campaign with fellow retailers and customers.
•    Download the Independents’ Day UK logo from their website and share it on yours, on your own social platforms and in your shop windows.
•    Contribute a blog for the Independents Day website on issues important to you as an independent retailer.
•    If your business has a particular story to tell, get in touch with Independents Day UK so that we can tell your story.
•    Consider now doing something special for Independents’ Day on July 4th – a special offer, event or promotion to bring people into your shop.

Shoppers, get shopping!

As a shopper Independents' Day UK is your chance to show some love for the independent retailers you value most both in your local communities and online: the ones you wouldn’t want to live without.

Here’s how you can get involved:

•    Follow and engage with the campaign across our social media platforms
•    Share the campaign with you friends
•    Give a shout-out on social media to the independent retailers you love and value most – be sure to tag us all in using the hashtag #ukindieday.
•    Ask the independent retailers you visit or know if they are involved with Independents’ Day UK – if not, please direct them to the Independents Day website.
•    Make a list now of one or two independent retailers that you’ve never visited before, or even local favourites you’re familiar with and pledge to visit them on Independents’ Day on July 4th – your visit will make the world of difference.

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