Times Colonist

Save lo­cal re­tail­ers and the lo­cal econ­omy

- Business · Retail · Shopping · Industries

I think it’s time for a “greater­vic­to­ria­mar­ket­place.ca” app. It would list all the items for sale in our area and tell you which stores have one and for how much. You could go to the store in per­son or or­der an item for de­liv­ery or curb­side pickup.

Not as far-fetched as it may seem. Most stores have their in­ven­tory in an elec­tronic for­mat.

What re­mains is the cre­ation of an app that would ac­cess th­ese and share them with the pub­lic. Per­haps our lo­cal or pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments could fund the devel­op­ment.

Imag­ine be­ing able to search for “wid­get” and find­ing out it is avail­able at a store just down the road. Maybe for less than the Big A and in stock to­day!

Let’s save our lo­cal re­tail­ers. And our lo­cal econ­omy.

Steve Sturgess View Royal

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