An e blast thats basically an email that has an ad in it that advertises our online specials that people can buy and purchase through the internet, it goes out nationwide to approximately 70,000 customers."
This year they decided to combine their black friday and cyber monday deals..which has proved to be successful.
"the e blast does generate a lot of traffic, our sales so far for our black friday and cyber monday are up over 105 percent" having the ability to sell nationwide online introduces more customers to their products, something that is very important for a local business.
"because they see it online and they like to hit that button and make the purchase send the credit card and it does help us because it helps us get our product out to people who wouldnt normally come into the store but like to use thier phone use tgheir computer and search the internet and get our online ads" and the increase of orders and revenue to local stores can help the community around it as well.
"it would create new jobs because it would allow them to staff up as far as helping getting those orders out or manning the front so it just diversifies really the job availability within that retail sector that would take advantage of selling online and selling out their door" so by not limiting thier products to in store only--especially during holiday shopping like cyber monday--the local economy will continue to grow.
"shopping local selling global, is something we at the chamber try to promote and support those smaller business retail members" "we do see an influx from our online presence" kaitlyn shive koam news dowe: and although cyber monday is a one-day thing, the increased traffic today attract new and future customers -- which can help keep these local businesses going.
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