Since the retail and consumer landscape is rapidly changing due to COVID-19, SIA is looking for new and different ways to help support both the supplier and retailer during these challenging times.
In an effort to help our members improve support of their local communities and connect with consumers in ways that meet the changing conditions created by COVID-19, SIA has officially partnered with Locally.
Locally helps guide shoppers to nearby retailers and facilitates order for curbside pick-up and same day delivery in over 300 cities, both of which have now become the expected norm by consumers. These are two simple ways to help manage shoppers’ needs and expectations. Despite what we may experience with communities going into lock down over the next few weeks, adopting retail strategies that help the consumer feel safe and welcome in their local store will be paramount now and in the coming months.
Getting established as a retailer or supplier on Locally is seamless. Retailer accounts can be set up in a matter of hours and most vendors can be live in a matter of days. Among other benefits, SIA supplier members will receive complimentary catalog support and SIA retailer members will receive complimentary profiles and the ability to connect their inventory/POS systems to enable stock reporting on hundreds of brand websites with Locally.
For Retailers looking for more information or to take advantage of Locally, please visit www.locally.com/for/retailers or email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Suppliers looking for more information or to take advantage of Locally, please visit www.locally.com/for/brands or email them directly at email@example.com