This November will be our third year on #ShopSmallAU from American Express.
Shop Small is a movement begun by American Express, dedicated to helping Australian business owners like TVD to keep AMEX Card Members coming through our doors.
Businesses that accept American Express are featured on AMEX's interactive Shop Small Map which Card Members can use to find local businesses like ours, who are in their community, so they can benefit by generating the reward points, travel and business benefits, that premium cards provide. Premium cards, are usually held by people who enjoy their shopping, with extra benefits.
During Shop Small, AMEX card members, GET $10 BACK when they spend $20 or more, in one transaction at participating small businesses, and that's UP TO 10 TIMES during the month Monday 31 October until Wednesday 30 November 2016 however, they must register their card.
Card members can learn where other card members choose to spend locally, and they can also discover which businesses are the most popular to visit in their local area.
The advantages for local Australian businesses, is they gain recognition as a favourite in the local community and they receive a Member Favourite Sticker
As a participating Australian small business, they'll stand out on the Shop Small Map with a "Members Favourite" badge.
A great advantage for us, as Aussie businesses, is we can expect more Card Members who are potential higher spending customers to receive dedicated communication being sent to them, directing them to "Member Favourite" businesses!
Card members, can help Aussie businesses in their community, by letting others know by using #ShopSmallAU in their social media (SocMed) posts. Remember Aussie businesses employ other Aussies, especially our young people, providing them with pocket money, boost their self esteem, and give them valuable skills not found in our fast food restaurants!
For many years, people, who don't really know, have been perpetuating the myth the merchant fees are up to 10% of the purchase value, which is totally false, and American Express give back to Australian businesses, far more than we ever get from the other huge card companies!
We are extremely proud to be a business who accepts AMEX as our preferred card, when we accept payment for #NilfiskNoRisk equipment sales!
During "Shop Small" month, American Express, has teamed up with Australian Photographer and cultural archivist, Eamon Donnelly to showcase some of the amazing businesses that have shaped our community, such as the corner shop, the deli, the local fish and chip shop, the butcher and more!
Eamon captured a time warp of Australian small shops that remind us of the hard working, multi-generational businesses, many of them begun by new migrants to Australia, that our nation was built on. Enjoy!