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Victoria Chamber paying courier fees to support local retailers

Save the gas, shop online.

Tuesday November 23, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends


“In an effort to help people choose to shop at Greater Victoria retailers this holiday season, The Chamber is putting our money where our mouth is and paying the cost of shipping,” Chamber CEO Bruce Williams says.

“We all benefit from a strong regional economy and it’s up to each of us to do our part to help with the ongoing recovery,” Williams said in a release.

“This is a Chamber campaign and not the result of specific funding arrangements,” says Jim Zeeben, Communications and Project Manager, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. No BC government recovery funds were received for this program.

Active holiday season:

Effective immediately, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce will cover the cost of shipping for goods purchased from Chamber businesses and delivered by a Chamber member Courier. Listed under ‘Courier’ in the Victoria Chamber membership directory are: Maximum Express, National Courier Service Ltd, and SnapGo Delivery.

Packages will be delivered in Greater Victoria by Maximum Express Courier and Freight, the Chamber has confirmed.

Part of economic recovery:

The last two years have been challenging for retailers, but the forecast is for Canadians to spend more this holiday season. The Retail Council of Canada recently released a survey that shows people are feeling more confident with their finances this year.

Buying from local retailers is also a good way to restart our local recovery and conserve a little gas as you shop online at local retailers and let someone else do the delivery.

The Chamber’s Shop #ChamberLocalVicBC campaign is outlined at victoriachamber.ca .

The Chamber says it has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require.

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