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Our commitment to Local

We support locally owned businesses by encouraging consumers to choose local when they can. Please see our website www.shopvictoria.ca. Our website has over 25,000 unique shoppers⁄month, and most from Victoria. This supports our goal to drive dollars into locally owned businesses (and locally grown produce).

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The hidden powers of shopping locally.

Spend $1 at a Big Mart Store... and 80 cents just left town.
Increase your spending with local businesses from 50% to 80%, and the local multiplier effect more than doubles those dollars here in Victoria.
$200 spent in Victoria has almost $500 of impact in our community.

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Focus on Peformance

We aren’t your ordinary digital marketing company. We don’t believe in contracts, but we do believe in performance and accountability.
We are a team built with one goal in mind, which is to achieve digital domination for our customers.

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A local approach to online marketing for local businesses

We want to provide local talent for online and print marketing services to local businesses, keeping those valuable dollars here too, supporting local families. Don’t send the dollars spent in your business using out of town marketing companies. There are very good companies in Victoria to help you.
We believe that the only way to truly build a strong local economy is by keeping our money local, employing local and shopping local.

At the most basic level, when you buy local, more money stays in the community. The New Economics Foundation, an independent economic think tank based in London, compared what happens when people buy produce at a supermarket vs. a local farmer’s market or community supported agriculture (CSA) program and found that twice the money stayed in the community when folks bought locally. "That means those purchases are twice as efficient in terms of keeping the local economy alive," says author and NEF researcher David Boyle. (See the top 10 food trends of 2008.)

"Money is like blood. It needs to keep moving around to keep the economy going," he says, noting that when money is spent elsewhere-at big supermarkets, non-locally owned utilities and other services such as on-line retailers-"it flows out, like a wound."