Well consider signing up for a free account as well and create your profile site. WHY? because you will then be able to take advantage of the promotional programs that are coming. All our programs including co-operative advertising, loyalty and gift card will only be available to those who have a PEI360 account. You are quite welcome to use links to direct visitors to other sites or social media pages if you so desire, without losing the opportunity to build your business through our platform as well.
Advertising is Expensive! Most small businesses can not afford a radio campaign or even very much space in a newspaper and certainly not on a daily basis.
So PEI360.com has a co-operative program just waiting in the wings to launch as soon as we sign up enough member businesses to make it viable.
Members would pay in a small amount each month that, combined, would fund one full-media campaign. This campaign would make PEI360.com the place to go on the island to find out where to get things, what is on special, coupons, special offers, etc.
So when anyone was searching for your product or service – well there you are – ready to serve.
In case anyone thinks that this isn’t necessary on the island because everyone knows everyone and where to get things – I challenge that belief. I have recommended businesses to people who were not aware of that business even although it has been around for 20 years that I know of.
I know every so often off-island firms come here and sign up a few businesses on a loyalty and gift card program. These companies are from out of province, make little impact and leave those businesses who signed up high and dry with no support and no interest by the island public as these are unknown and unpromoted programs. People are not going to carry loyalty cards for every business they visit – they would need a wallet the size of a suitcase.
Our Loyalty Program will allow users to earn points from all member businesses (which will hopefully be all island businesses) and then spend them to get merchandise and services offered by our business members. You will be able to liquidate excess stock this way, promote a particular product or service, or distribute a coupon offer.
In addition membership will entitle you to post announcements, public messages , coupons, special offers etc not only to your website but they will also appear on PEI360.com to ensure that visitors are aware of what is available.
We offer the free use of our WordPress-powered Island Business Platform to help you get started and create a website, as we believe that all businesses should, by default, have a web presence and we don’t believe that you should rely on platforms like Facebook as they can be very arbitrary and remove your content without any recourse. We are funded by selling support services to those who need help. If you are able to create your website without calling on our assistance then your site will truly cost you nothing.
You are free to customize your site as much as you want or need using the Elementor Page Builder and theme. If you need additional functionality you can contact us regarding adding additional plugins or themes.
You can get support for most any issue you might encounter and also to help to create your site and get it looking the way you want. Please note that these are paid services and sale of help and support funds the platform.
To help you understand what we can help you with we have compiled a complete list of services and tasks available. We also offer training.
We have documentation to help you get started. As our platform is WordPress powered you can also find a great deal of help on the internet from the WordPress community.
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