The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, and the City of Goleta wants to remind our local merchants not to miss out on being a part 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. Even better, the City of Goleta is going to promote this platform for the holiday season heavily and will be spotlighting the businesses featured on the website. The idea is to encourage the public to think Goleta and support local businesses when shopping for the holidays and beyond.
It’s not only super simple to sign up, but it’s also easy to operate and redeem gift cards. All you need is access to the internet. You must be a Goleta business to participate. Go to GoodLandGoodShopping.com/signup. If you need help, email email@example.com or call 866-989-5580. If you have questions for the City, email Kelly Hoover at PIO@cityofgoleta.org.
What makes GoodLandGoodShopping.com stand apart from other gift cards is that you can customize your digital gift card by sending the recipient a personalized email, text message, and/or video creating a memorable virtual gift or care package.
GoodLandGoodShopping.com was launched in 2021 as a way for the City to help support businesses recovering from the impacts of the pandemic. To create the website, the City partnered with Giftbar, a vendor based in San Luis Obispo with 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.
Currently, the site features more than three dozen unique Goleta businesses, but the City hopes to see that number grow and eventually for all Goleta businesses to be included.