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Independent Shops – Join the #ipledgeindie Campaign

Join in with the I Pledge to Shop Independent.  It is really easy. There are 3 main ways to join in.

Now, more than ever, we should all be thinking not just about what we buy, but also where we buy it from.

It is so important to shop at independent shops.  Ones that support our economy and deliver a much better shopping experience.

These shops can be online or on the high street or both.

#ipledgeindie is the movement celebrating and sharing these amazing shops.

Independent shops deserve to be everyone’s first and automatic choice.

Details of how to join in with #ipledgeindie are below.  It is super simple.

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

WHAT IS #IPLEDGEINDIE

A campaign encouraging shoppers and shops to share how proud they are to shop independent and inspiring others to do the same.

A campaign to help shoppers find independent shops, for all their shopping needs.

 

HOW TO JOIN IN AS AN INDEPENDENT SHOP

The aim is to keep it as simple as possible, it is all about sharing independent shops.

The more shops who join in, the bigger the voice we have.

Or if you are a shopper and want to join in – How to Join in With I Pledge to Shop Independent Campaign – #ipledgeindie

 

There are 3 main ways to join in:

1.  INDIE DAY IS EVERY FRIDAY #ipledgeindieday

Share independent shops you love on a Friday.  Whether by Instagram or Facebook or both. Use #ipledgeindieday.

2.  TAG #IPLEDGEINDIE

Lets together create an #ipledgeindie feed on Instagram that is really inspiring.  Filled with posts from both shoppers and shops.  Products to buy and shops we love.

If one of your posts will inspire independent shopping, tag it with #ipledgeindie.

Tag me @loveourshopsuk too if you want to make sure I see your post.  I will be sharing posts if I see them. Tagging me means I am more likely to see them.

3. ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN IN WITH #IPLEDGEINDIE – SHOPPERS AND SHOPS

 

SHOPPERS Can proudly get involved, more about that is here 

Running Love Our Shops UK has meant so many people have said to me “I bought something because you shared it”.

Other comments I hear all the time are “you helped me find a shop for something”.  “I really want to think about where I shop not just what I buy”.  “Such a brilliant idea”.

People are proud and excited to be shopping independent.  They want to share that pride.

People are not just shopping independent because they feel they should support them. People shop with them because they are amazing and the best place to shop.

As a shopper I am proud to do most of my shopping at independents, #ipledgeindie.

 

SHOPS The more shops sharing the I Pledge to Shop Independent campaign, the more impact we will all have together.

Tag lots of shops you know, ask them in your stories if they are joining in, mention it to them and spread the movement.

 

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

 

WHY NOT JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP

There are 2 Facebook Groups, one for the shops and one for the shoppers.

Joining the shops one means you get all the information about this campaign and get to know other shops in the group.  Please do go and join it and say “Hi”.

Joining the shoppers one will allow you to post a comment in the regular prompts. As it is for shoppers, you will not be allowed to create a post around your shop and products, sharing your shop will be via the prompts.  Which still means everyone sees them, but stops everyone bombarding the feed and keeping the group focused.

You are a shopper too, so a good place to find shops for all your day to day needs.  Nothing to stop you posting as a shopper things that you are buying from others shops.

 

 

 

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

 

ARE YOU GETTING INVOLVED?

Do as much as you can to get involved.  It may be that you just do #ipledgeindieday some Fridays or use the tag #ipledgeindie.  I would love to have you taking part in whatever way you can.

There is more background information about the campaign here  – All About I Pledge to Shop Independent – The Movement.

Head over to the Facebook group for independent shops.  Be lovely to see you there.

Excited to see what you share.

Barbara

 

 

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

I pledge to shop independent. Sharing independent shops at Love Our Shops UK shopping directory.

All opinions in this blog post are mine. At the time of writing all shops mentioned are members of my shopping directory.  Though I mention lots of shops here, you must form your own opinion as to whether the shop and their products are for you.

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