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What is Local Rewards?

What is Local Rewards? Local Rewards is a nationwide program that connects shoppers, local businesses and places via social media, transactions and chat. It provides every High Street with a “digital twin” that updates automatically based up what businesses are posting on social media. Local Rewards is designed to help every High Street showcase its businesses and reward its shoppers.

What does Local Rewards do?

Local Rewards connects every UK High Street with:

  • A live local digital shopping guide that updates automatically
  • An infrastructure that rewards shoppers for their local spend
  • A way to help businesses increase their digital reach

We all have a part to play in helping businesses recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19. The pandemic has resulted in UK consumers being increasingly compelled to shop local and support and protect local businesses, which is encouraging and should be built upon.

You have a captive audience of customers who want to support you. Maybe* can help you get in front of that audience. Want to learn more? Here we answer some of your frequently asked questions.

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Q: What is Local Rewards?
Local Rewards is a nationwide program to help UK High Streets recover from COVID-19. It increases local spend by connecting shoppers, local businesses and places via social media, chat and transactions form Visa, Mastercard and Amex.

Local Rewards connects every UK High Street with:

>  A live local shopping guide that updates automatically

>  A way to reach shoppers when they are nearby 

>  An infrastructure that rewards shoppers for their local spend

Q: How does Local Rewards help my organisation?

A: Local Rewards brings together local digital content into one easy to use guide that seamlessly connects the online and offline experience. It also provides a canvas for your reopening high street safely messaging. Think of the guide as the “Digital Twin” of your town.

Once signed up, you can create a reward for your organisation that customers in your local area can browse and redeem in-store. This can enable your business to see exactly how online promotions drive in-store sales when High Streets re-open.

Q: How does it work?

A: Maybe* makes every High Street shoppable with virtual High Street Guides that update automatically based on local social media content. 

Businesses can manage their listing from their Maybe* account. You can find your local guide here: www.localrewards.chat and learn how you can add your listing and improve. The guides exist for 3,600 UK High Streets.

What is Local Rewards?

Q: How do I get my Local High Street Guide?

A: We have Local High Street Guides for over 3,600 UK High Streets that update automatically every day. To discover your Local High Street Guide visit localrewards.chat and simply search for your location.

Q: How can I promote my Local Town Guide and Local Rewards?
When you sign up to Local Rewards, we provide all the marketing material you need to promote the Local High Street Guide and Local Reward programme to your shoppers. We provide all the assets for print and digital, all of which can be easily edited by you to incorporate your own branding.

Q: How much does Local Rewards cost?

A: It is free to set up an account and create a reward. In some towns accounts are sponsored by local authorities of BIDs so that you can award shoppers points and track spend.

Q: I am a BID or council, am I able to sponsor my local area?

A: Certainly! You can sponsor all the businesses in your area to help restore the local economy. Get in touch for more information. You can book a demo from the front of www.maybetech.com

Q: Does a town have to be a certain size or have a minimum amount of businesses in it to get a Local High Street Guide?

A: Not at all. We already have over 3600 guides available for the UK’s High Street, but any place can get one. We use location data to determine the places for which we already have guides but if you want one for a more specific centre, street or location,  you can talk to us to create one for you. It takes minutes.

Local Rewards High Street Guides

The Maybe* platform powers Local Rewards and helps businesses use social media to sell.

We all have a part to play in helping our High Streets and local businesses recover from the COVID pandemic. Get involved during Lockdown, contribute to your Local Guide and be ready to reopen!

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