The County Wexford Shop Local Vouchers have proven to be a huge success in 2020 and continues to be in 2021 said Operations Manager Emma Dunphy. The new County Wexford Shop Local Voucher’s launched in October 2020 and can be spent in any of the participating outlets in Gorey, New Ross and Wexford. The County Wexford Community came out in force and quickly got behind the shop local initiative. Sales figures in 2020 increased to an amazing €482,000. This is fantastic evidence that the people of County Wexford stood behind their local businesses and supported local at a time when Businesses needed it the most. Every Euro that was spent locally has a multiplier effect in our community that benefits businesses, jobs, and the local economy.
County Wexford Chamber would like to thank everyone who participated in the shop local initiative and purchased Shop local Vouchers. From individual customers to Businesses of all sizes, your contribution to your local community will assist businesses who may be struggling during these difficult times. The impact that these vouchers will have on the local economy will be so important especially when restrictions are lifted.
Shopping local is not just for Christmas, which is why our Shop Local Vouchers are available to purchase all year round in denominations of €10, €25 and €50. Keeping money in the local economy is so important and the vouchers make an ideal gift for any occasion. When you purchase a shop local voucher, you are not just gifting one person, you are gifting and supporting Businesses in your local area.
We would like to thank all the County Wexford Businesses who became a participating outlet of the County Wexford Shop Local Vouchers. One such Business in Wexford is Sarah King. Mairead Monaghan owner “We are very happy to accept County Wexford Shop Local Vouchers from customers and that they are helping to keep the local economy going. It is good to know that the money is starting and ending in the County Wexford local economy.”
O’Brien’s Fuel Yard in New Ross, Manager Nicky Furlong also shared their experience with the Shop local vouchers. Nicky said that “Overall it is a great idea to have as they keep spending in the town which benefits local businesses. It is great to see more businesses signing up as it encourages more people to use the vouchers. The vouchers allow employers to give bonuses to employees tax free, and it incentivises people who may work in New Ross but not live here to spend their money here in the town”.
Another Gorey Business Brooks Supermarkets in Ballycanew and Riverchapel also shared their positive experience with Shop local vouchers. Orla said that ‘Brooks Supermarkets are very proud to be involved with the County Wexford Chamber in accepting the shop local vouchers. We feel this is a great initiative to have county wide vouchers. With the surge in online shopping over the past year it has never been a better time to promote shop local and help businesses in our area. I would encourage any business to get involved and accept the vouchers. We have had a great response since we started accepting vouchers in 2020 and look forward to continuing to participate with the County Wexford Chamber of Commerce into the future.’
We would like to assure Businesses who have signed up to accept Shop Local Vouchers but are closed due to current lockdown restrictions, that over 70% of Vouchers are still in circulation within County Wexford. We urge Businesses who are accepting vouchers to display their window stickers in their premises and to promote the shop local badge on their website and social media channels. If any businesses wish to sign up to accept County Wexford Shop Local Vouchers, please contact us on 053 9122226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The list of over 240 businesses accepting the Shop Local Vouchers can be viewed on our website.