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Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2007/01/16 - Deals Locally launches the first UK website that makes searching for local offers and bargains in any UK town or city the way it was always meant to be.
Created by two like-minded colleagues, Deals Locally is the first UK directory that tries to combine all locally available discounts and special offers within popular categories such as restaurants, hotels, local services, entertainment and shopping in one neat and easy-to-use internet directory. Needless to say, it makes local searching for discounts and bargains in any UK town or city both simple and convenient.
As noted in the article ‘Bringing local to a global audience’ by Media Week (26 Sept-03Oct, 2006, p.31): ‘Research from Newspaper Society shows people live their lives locally – they’re most interested in local news and they do most of their shopping close to home.’
Although internet is increasingly important to our daily activities, people still tend to do their shopping locally, dine out in local restaurants, join in local entertainment activities and use local services. That been said, many also enjoy travelling out and exploring other towns and cities within the UK, dining out, shopping and staying in different hotels. Deals Locally caters for both types of these audiences: those that would like to search for local bargains and those that would like to check out bargains in a specific location before they travel.
Can you remember the last time you bought something on-line just to find a better price in a local shop that happens to have a sale on? Deals Locally eliminates this problem by bringing local deals and special offers to the attention of on-line surfers before they make a decision to buy.
In today’s highly informed world, customers are searching for a ‘better’ offer. Local businesses, be it hairdressers, accountants, solicitors, beauty salons, or maintenance services such as plumbers, electricians, and many more, can all take advantage of this. Using Deals Locally, any local UK business can promote its special offers on-line, whilst increasing its business exposure overall. The World Wide Web has established itself to be the first place where the majority of customers go to seek out information about deals and bargains. The next step is to bring these potential customers closer to local business – the heart of any local community.
As one of the founders of Deals Locally explains: ‘Our vision is to promote and support local businesses in the UK whilst helping consumers make money-saving choices.’