Storelocal® Voluntary Brand Program
How? Storelocal.com, bringing all branded facilities on one website and building the domain authority Google requires so independent owners are consistently visible online. One, two, ten stores can’t do that, but together, by the scores and hundreds, Storelocal.com can. The law of large numbers will make us visible on Google.
Once you voluntarily brand your store and get on Storelocal.com, we take care of your digital marketing – another formidable challenge facing independent owners today. You don’t have to develop or hire third party expertise to navigate the ever changing waters of today’s online marketplace so you can stay in front of the consumer. The Storelocal Brand does it for you.
In addition to Storelocal.com and all of your digital marketing needs, here’s another headache the Storelocal Brand solves for you: owner-friendly, state-of-the-art property management software, called Hummingbird, developed by Tenant Inc., Storelocal’s wholly owned technology company. Like the Co-op itself, this property management software is by owners, for owners – like you. Designed for your ease of use, Hummingbird delivers a seamless customer experience, from first click to final move-out to repeat rental in the future.
Hummingbird is just one feature of the Storelocal Brand’s Operations in a Box. Want to see what else is “in the box”? You’ll find Storelocal...
- Tenant Protection, an excellent stream of revenue because 70% of each protection plan sold is retained by the store as profit
- Storelocal Messaging
- Merchant Processing @ interchange + .05% + $.05, representing significant savings;
- Supplier Portal on our Brand Member Website;
- Best Practices Facility Operations Manual;
- Training & Support;
- Customer Loyalty Program;
- Tenant Interface;
- Digital Signage;
- Citation & Reputation Management;...
and much more, all wrapped up with the Storelocal Trademark License and Brand Standards. The Storelocal Brand provides everything you need to run a facility at a reduced cost because of economies of scale, providing immediate and lasting decrease in monthly expenses for each Storelocal Branded Store.
In other words, we took a page from the REITs' playbook: we are creating our own eco-system by building our infrastructure and brand – enabling owners to retain their assets, increase their profit, and remain independent. The Storelocal Brand gives owners the online visibility and buying power of a REIT while remaining independent.
With the Storelocal Brand, owners:
- Remain independent, and profitable;
- Gain economies of scale;
- Will be found online;
- Are considered relevant in the eyes of your customers, providing a repeatable, amazing customer experience;
- Are recognized by consumers as their 1st choice
...in the highly profitable and personally rewarding experience of beating the REITs that are trying to put us out of business, and tech companies that are eating further into your profits.