Goleta Launches Digital Gift Card Marketplace
Source: City of Goleta
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the City of Goleta is thrilled to announce the launch of GoodLandGoodShopping.com, a digital gift card marketplace designed specifically to promote Goleta businesses. Anyone who goes to the site can purchase gift cards from Goleta businesses, and merchants can sign up for a FREE listing at any time. We encourage you to check out the website and watch our new video in English and Spanish to learn more.
The goal of the GoodLandGoodShopping.com website is to encourage the public to think Goleta when shopping, dining, or purchasing services this holiday season and beyond. The website was created to boost local spending and help our businesses recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
To create the website, the City partnered with Giftbar, a vendor based in San Luis Obispo, with the experience and expertise in gift card commerce. Giftbar hosts businesses on its platform with the technology for businesses to sell and redeem e-gift cards. As a bonus, gift cards can be emailed or texted instantly with personalized messages and/or video, creating a unique virtual gift or care package.
Currently, there are more than a dozen businesses signed up to choose from, but we hope over time more will follow and take advantage of this easy-to-use platform.
City of Goleta Community Relations Manager Kelly Hoover said, “We know how devastating the pandemic has been on our local businesses and it was a high priority of the Council to find a tangible way to help. GoodLandGoodShopping.com gives the public an easy, convenient way to support our awesome businesses. This has the potential to take off and benefit our local economy for years to come.”
Here is how you can participate and support this effort:
- Go to GoodLandGoodShopping.com and buy a gift card.
- Spread the news and promote on social media with #GoodLandGoodShopping.
- Encourage Goleta businesses you frequent to sign up by going to the website.