WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
With a huge array or sources to search for businesses it can make it difficult for potential customers to find what they are looking for, so we actively building the Shop OX9 Directory & Guide to showcase & promote the very best of local independent businesses on our high street, within Thame itself and those within neighbouring villages (5 mile radius)
With the huge challenges COVID-19 brings, we understand local businesses need community support more than ever so we are dedicated to boosting the exposure, community awareness and use of Businesses like you. Not only to survive, but the recover and thrive in the long term.
THERE ARE OVER 5,000 HOMES IN THAME ALONE.
Thame and the Surrounding area has grown hugely over the past few years. There are 1000's of local potential customers waiting to find you. Many are moving into the area and are unaware of all the amazing businesses that are around them so we thought we would do something about it!
"63% OF RESPONDENTS STATED THEY PLAN TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES MORE AS A RESULT OF COVID-19" (YOUGOV, 2020)
Our Goal is to make it easy to do so!
WHY JOIN US?
1 > Our Website & Social Media Platforms provide great local business visibility to potential local customers. On average last year we receive just over 2k visitors to our website on a monthly basis and our analytics tells us that these visitors are predominantly local. This means a large number of the local community are actively visiting our website to explore and find businesses/services like you! We also delivered our Shop OX9 Christmas Gift Guide to over 5000 homes in Thame.
2 > Our packages are tailored with small businesses in mind, so our packages are a low risk, affordable investment for those who have recently started out to those who are established.
3 > Our website and growing social media platforms are dynamic and are updated regularly, reflecting the latest news, offers and listings from local businesses. This helps drive traffic to our platforms and boosts engagement.
4 > We are passionate about supporting local businesses like you and are driven to help the local community discover and enjoy what is on their doorsteps or just a short walk or drive away.
5 > 75% of Respondents from our recent Community Survey (2020) reported that they had discovered and used new independent businesses as a result of the Shop OX9 Directory which we created in March 2020 in response to the COVID lockdown to help the local community know the amended services being provided by local businesses.
OUR MISSION . .
INCREASE BUSINESS EXPOSURE, COMMUNITY AWARENESS & USE
SUPPORT & HELP LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES THRIVE.
ENCOURAGE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS SALES & COLLABORATION
SUPPORT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH
WHAT IS THAME REWARDS CLUB?
Launched in early 2019, Thame Rewards Club was created with the goal of encouraging the local community to shop local with independent businesses more through promoting local independent businesses to raise visibility and providing an exclusive membership scheme. The community currently sign up for just £5 per year to enjoy exclusive offers from participating businesses to provide an added incentive to think local first. 20% from all new TRC memberships is donated to a local charity/ not for profit charity each year as voted for by the community. Thame Rewards Club means that you can reward your loyal customers to boost retention rates and incentivise new potential customers to shop/use your service/ try something new. Members receive a once-monthly newsletter via email which provides them with the details of the latest offers and news.
Combining Thame Rewards Club with our Shop OX9 Directory means that our website is not dull but a vibrant central platform to raise the visibility & exposure of local independent businesses. Our content changes regularly due to being driven by the offers & rewards participating businesses provide.
We understand that every business is different and what will work well for one, wont necessarily for another, so businesses can tailor their offers, incentives and rewards to meet their own individual business needs.
USE THAME REWARDS CLUB TO:
Launch a new product, range or service
Clear old stock
plug quiet times in business
promote seasonal offers
discount certain products or services which are less popular
provide time restricted offers to encourage business at certain times of the day/week/months
Encourage a larger spend through offering an incentive
Thame Rewards Club gives businesses the opportunity to be creative. It is not about huge discounts and giving lots away. It's about providing offers to incentivise trade and reward the community for supporting local businesses.
SHOP LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. GET REWARDED