The power of connection
We believe in using the power of Leading Edge Retail's connected community to create advantages and opportunities for small independent retailers. That's why we've launched #LocalLikeUs, an initiative encouraging millions of customers to shop locally at stores across our network, so everyone who chooses to participate in #LocalLikeUs can benefit.
Attracting and retaining customers in 2022
Discover how small independent retailers can grow their businesses, capitalise on emerging trends, and get the support they need to survive and thrive.
Bringing shoppers to you
Through a partnership program, members will see their businesses appear as participating Leading Edge Retail stores on websites, magazines, and digital platforms of large organisations with nationwide reach. We plan to reach over a million potential customers and improve your store’s visibility and brand recognition at no cost to members.
Solutions tailored to your business
Stores that choose to become #LocalLikeUs businesses receive tools and benefits to help attract and retain more customers.
Attract shoppers all year round with gift cards that customers can purchase and redeem in-store at #LocalLikeUs shops nationwide.
Show you're part of the Leading Edge Retail community, so customers know shopping with you means they're supporting local businesses.
Keep new customers coming back to your store with a loyalty card that gives them a 5% discount on selected items every time they shop in-store.
Extend your reach to over 1 million shoppers
The #LocalLikeUs nationwide initiative is promoted to the members of organisations across Australia. To entice them to shop in your store, affiliation members get a 5% discount when they purchase and show their membership card at participating #LocalLikeUs businesses.
We'll put you on the map
Shoppers will find you easily when they search for participating businesses on the Leading Edge Retail Member Store Locator map.
Become a participating business
Choose to participate in #LocalLikeUs
and discover the benefits.
Not a Leading Edge Retail Member?
Discover the benefits of becoming a member of Leading Edge Retail. #LocalLikeUs is just one of the many ways we support small businesses, every day. Find out why we're one of Australia's largest connected independent retail communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you choose to participate in #LocalLikeUs, Leading Edge Retail will send you 25 loyalty cards to offer your customers. You can order additional loyalty cards from Leading Edge Marketplace.
There are no store set-up or transaction costs associated with Leading Edge Retail gift cards. Participating businesses pay $1.50 per gift card, which covers all the costs of the card program.
All Leading Edge Retail Member stores are visible on the Store Locator map. #LocalLikeUs stores appear in a filtered view of the map. Every Leading Edge Member who participates in #LocalLikeUs can see their store in the filtered view and on the main map.
The decal makes your store instantly recognisable as part of the Leading Edge Retail community. It lets shoppers know they can purchase or redeem Leading Edge Retail gift cards and use their loyalty card or affiliation membership card to receive a 5% discount in your store*.
* Product exclusions apply, see in store for details.
No. Leading Edge Retail will promote #LocalLikeUs at no cost to its members. In return, participating businesses offer these customers a 5% discount when they show their affiliated membership cards when purchasing in their store.
Book a time to chat with our membership team and find out how participating in #LocalLikeUs could benefit your business.
Did you know?
85% of Australians intend to buy from local brands and businesses to help them on the road to recovery.*
*Statistic sourced from CommBank, "Australian's Choose to Shop Local and Smart" blog