How does this work?

By signing up, you agree that we are acting as you agent for selling vouchers online. You are asking us to assist you in the online provision of vouchers for future products or services that you will offer the purchasers of those vouchers. We agree to act as your agent, and supply vouchers to your customers, and process payments for you, then remit those funds to you on a regular basis. 

The vouchers can be used for any product at your business.

I’m not listed on your site; how can I get listed?

Please register here. Include the name of your business, address, phone number and website if you have one, and we will try to get you set up asap. Before we can pay you out, we will need your bank account number to pay into.

Am I allowed to upload my business if I am currently furloughed:

Whilst we suggest you take your own legal advice on this matter, it is our firm believe that it is fine to upload your business to savinglocal.com whilst you are currently furloughed. See here:

Where furloughed directors need to carry out particular duties to fulfil the statutory obligations they owe to their company, they may do so provided they do no more than would reasonably be judged necessary for that purpose, i.e. they should not do work of a kind they would carry out in normal circumstances to generate commercial revenue or provides services to or on behalf of their company.

These are not normal circumstances and this is not a normal way for you to generate revenue. Hence please go ahead and upload your business. If you would rather us do it for you: no problem. Send us images, copy and contact  details and we will make a start for you..

How do I get people to buy vouchers?

You’ll need to push the site on your social media and other marketing channels. We will be doing publicity about it too, but really this is about you engaging your local community. 

Promote this as much as you can:

  • Update your Facebook page, Instagram etc with a link to www.savinglocal.com.
  • Email or call your customers and ask them to consider buying a voucher.
  • Find the local Facebook groups in your area, or the Neighbourly groups, and post about it, asking people to support you.
  • Contact your local media (radio, newspaper) and ask them to run a story. Tell them to contact press@savinglocal.com for comment from us

How quickly will I get paid out?

We will do a payout into your nominated bank account weekly, or more regularly if we can. There is a delay from when a customer buys a voucher until the payment is released which we are trying to reduce. 

How does a voucher get issued? How will I track them?

Our system will issue a voucher with a unique order code on it automatically. We will set up a vendor account with your own login so that you can track your vouchers and mark them off as they are used or if you don't like technology you can print a list of all codes. We are also creating a iPhone and Android app if you want to use this to validate the vouchers.

I don’t sell vouchers (or I do but only in person) can I join?

Yes - this site is for you! If you can’t issue vouchers, we set them up for you and process the payments on your behalf - no fee, apart from the credit card and bank charges.

I’m a barber/nail bar/bookshop/yoga studio- can I join too?

Sure - the more the merrier. If having this voucher system can help you, then please join up - and spread the word to your customers!

Are there fees?

No fees charged by us at all - we are just trying to help you out. The only fee is the credit card fee that our payment provider Stripe charge on the purchase. We will be trying to work with these providers to get a reduced fee, which we will pass along to you if/when we achieve this

What about VAT?

These vouchers are the same as if someone was buying from you; you need to account for the VAT component of them as you normally do. Similarly they are income so count towards your revenue - you should probably consult with your accountant if you have one.