Times Colonist

Save local retailers and the local economy


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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