Join Independent Retailer Month

  • Download the Independent Retailer Month logo and add to your newsletter graphics, social media or website
  • “Follow” our twitter @IndieRetailUSA for updates and inspiration. Plus we can retweet what you will be doing to celebrate Independent Retailer Month
  • Include hashtags #indieretail or #shoplocal to join the conversation
  • “Like” our facebook page @independentretailermonthusa to share your activities on our wall
  • Encourage your local indie retailers to sign up to celebrate Independent Retailer Month and be included in our free map encouraging consumers to shop with them! Plus social media promotions.

Idea Bank

  • Community leaders: Have the Mayor hold an event for the community, local media and local officials to announce your support of Independent Retailer Month
  • Spread the word: Discuss Independent Retailer Month opportunities at community meetings
  • Rally the retailers: Gather the independent retailers in your community and offer support for their Independent Retailer Month efforts
  • Alert the media: Promote Independent Retailer Month via interviews ​with the local media as a representative of your retail community
  • Decorate your streets: Place street banners throughout your local area to show your community is supporting Independent Retailer Month
  • Get on the map: Create a map of your local participating retailers and distribute throughout your community
  • Storefront attention: Provide branded Independent Retailer Month balloons to participating retailers to attract more attention outside their store
  • Community page: Create a promotion page on your community website that includes all local retailers participating in Independent Retailer Month and the activities that they are offering
  • Build buzz: Run a marketing and social media campaign to encourage your community to celebrate and shop independent
  • Create a hub: Make the local information office an Independent Retailer Month hub during July where consumers can find out all the retailers offering exclusive events, promotions and activities
  • Host an Award: Give an award for the independent retailer that has made the most positive social impact in your community during the past year