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How to support Independents’ Day

Independents’ Day UK is a campaign that exists to support and promote businesses across the UK all year round, but with an annual focus on July 4th: ‘Independents’ Day’ itself.

In the UK Independents Retailers account for 65% of the retail outlets in the UK and are at the heart of local communities throughout the country. The resilience that they have shown over the last 18 months has been extraordinary.

Join Maybe* as they share the support package that will help Independent Retailers across the UK's High Streets on the 4th July and beyond. They need your help now.

After a year of closures and lockdowns, we are delighted to be lending our support by sponsoring Independents Day for the second year running. Independents Day UK is an initiative that emphasises driving footfall to independent shops on July 4th each year. We're excited to be involved in the campaign again this year and thrilled that the news is making headlines.

How Maybe* and Local Rewards is supporting Independents Day

Retail Times
 says: "This year’s Independents Day initiative is sponsored by Local Rewards - a High Street guides service launched by social media specialists Maybe* Tech.

"The programme allows retailers to communicate with and reward shoppers now they have returned to the High Street, it has been created with the intention of ‘levelling the playing field’ between local retailers and giants like Amazon.

"Participating retailers are able to cross-promote and support their high street neighbours to create an online network of connected traders.

"Local Rewards also allows shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social media content as they are shopping the town or city. The aim is to provide every shopper with a prompt after each high street purchase that reveals somewhere else nearby that they may like to discover. All of the content is sourced from social media, connected via Google Maps and is connected to High Street payments from Visa, Mastercard and Amex."