At Buoy Local, our mission is to help create vibrant downtowns by supporting the diverse independent businesses, which make each community unique.
Our team regularly communicates with downtown districts, business alliances, and fellow entrepreneurs who want to learn about our concept. We’ve learned that there is a strong, unmet demand for a product true in spirit to the ‘buy local’ movement.
And, while many organizations are working to promote the ‘buy local’ ethos in earnest, we also know that it can be difficult to quantify these efforts in measurable dollars and cents terms. We also see numerous organizations that struggle with the accounting challenges associated with paper gift certificate programs. This is where Buoy Local can help.
Our values are both socially-minded and results-oriented. With our open loop technology, we are able to serve business alliances, Chambers of Commerce, ‘local first’ and ‘buy local’ organizations, community-minded banks, Main Street organizations and others that have existing networks of small business customers. We can work with you in a number of ways from helping you launch a gift card and guiding your initial and ongoing marketing efforts all the way to managing online fulfillment, setting up merchant locations, reporting spending data, and more. Please contact us if you'd like to begin a discussion about how Buoy Local can help bring a gift card program to your community.