The new #lovebundy shopping app is now available for download from the Apple and Google stores.
The #lovebundy campaign is all about making it easier to buy locally. The app provides access to exclusive offers and information about the great #lovebundy businesses in the Bundaberg Region.
Special deals using the app currently include 5 per cent off your next purchase over $10 at Bundaberg Health Foods; 20 per cent off full-price furniture at Vast Interior (conditions apply) and 10 per cent off sleepware at Impressions Lingerie Boutique.
Cr Helen Blackburn said the app features enticing offers and a digital wallet where coupons can be stored for use in store.
“If push notifications are enabled the app will provide alerts to people in the CBD with special deals not available to the general public,” Cr Blackburn said.
“If you're in the CBD you can also search businesses by category to make sure you can find just what you’re looking for.”
Cr Blackburn said it's important to shop locally.
“Money that's spent in our local community stays in our local community,” she said.
“When you spend your money with a local business you begin a ripple effect that spreads throughout the local economy. When the money goes somewhere else, this can't happen.
“Small businesses are more efficient than anyone else at creating direct jobs and in turn, indirectly creating demand for jobs in other sectors such as construction, health, education and essential services.”
Julie West, from The Bolt Place, said small-business owners form close connections with their customers.
“You get to know people and become involved with their lives. You become intertwined,” she said.