RelyLocal - Bowie, Maryland
PO Box 285, Bowie, MD 20719
"Local Business is our only Business"
What is RelyLocal?A healthy community depends on a healthy economy, and both completely depend on the local businesses in Bowie and Crofton! There are a number of great studies out there that illustrate how shopping locally will stimulate the Bowie economy.Simply put, more money spent with local businesses stays here (about 68%), where much less money spent with national chains stays in the area (only about 14%), and money spent online... well... simply leaves. Forever."It's about the economy, stupid!" - George CarvilleTo us, supporting local businesses doesn't stop with the economy - It is all about creating a stable and vibrant community! Bowie businesses create jobs (tax revenue for schools, parks, roads) while offering diversity in the marketplace, with unique products and services not found in big-box stores or chain restaurants. Not to mention - these local business are owned by the very people who sponsor our little leagues, donate to our local charities, and volunteer for our community events - giving back to the community in countless ways. You rely on them, but can they rely on you?
RelyLocal is a Community Campaign
There are plenty of "local" online directories and various "buy local" movements sprouting up across the country. Unfortunately, most of the other websites simply buy (or steal) their data from
Social Media Ambassadors - Let us be your online ambassador - connecting you with our ever-growing network of "Loyal Locals" on Facebook and Twitter.
Imagine - the next time you are holding a special event or offering a special promotion, you can reach hundreds (if not thousands) of qualified local customers with your message every time we make a post on your half... Instantly! (Try that with legacy marketing methods!) Plus, we keep things fun - with quizzes, contests, and giveaways designed to increase our fan base, while generating new exposure for your business in new markets!
Co-Op Local AdvertisingIf you have been in business long, you realize that without advertising, you'll never survive. You also realize that most advertising is extremely expensive and difficult to justify on your bottom line. Let us compliment your current advertising plans and reach new audiences that you never thought you could afford. We pool the funds of active members in order to advertise with newspapers, billboards, television, and radio - even sponsoring local events. All for a fraction of the cost of "going it alone"...
Local Coupon Marketing
Coupons mailings can be very effective, but are also very expensive considering the ROI. While they do hit a lot of households, not everyone needs a muffler or likes Chinese food.
As part of your normal membership, you may feature up to three coupons each month (you choose the expiration dates) for customers to print and use at your location.
I recently shipped a expensive music instrument through UPS, item was insured. When the instrument arrived at it's destination the case was extremely damage, the instrument was unharmed. From the damage on the case it appeared that UPS's employee(s) had thrown the case. UPS refused to acknowledge the damage, basically saying the case should have been inside another case. I am very disappointed with the service and knowledge shown by this local shipping company and the attitude of the claims personnel.