Wolverhampton residents are being urged to shop local during lockdown and in the run up to Christmas to support city businesses and protect jobs. Traditionally a busy time of the year, local shops have a wide range of Christmas gifts on offer – and now need support more than ever.
If every working adult in the city pledged to spend an extra £5 a week more locally instead of with the major online retailers it would boost the local economy by £780,000.
Doing that every week between now and Christmas could generate £4million – and help keep hundreds of people in employment.
To help residents, think and shop local – a new website - www.shop-wolverhampton.com has been launched to promote Wolverhampton shops to tens of thousands of potential new customers.
More than 160 shops and businesses have already registered their details for the city’s new ‘Shop Local’ website, which has been set up City of Wolverhampton Council with support from Wolverhampton and Bilston Business Improvement Districts, and other city stakeholders.
It gives the city’s independent and local businesses the opportunity to showcase themselves and is being backed by a marketing campaign driving residents to the website www.shop-wolverhampton.com and encouraging them to support their local high street.
Businesses can submit their details for inclusion on the website by visiting shop local campaign:registration.