Canadian company empowers local artisans with a digital marketplace

Oct 15 2020, 12:45 pm

Throughout the past few months, we’ve been reminded of the importance of supporting local businesses. Vancouver-based app and digital market place, Perk Hero, is making it easier than ever to show local artisans some love (without even having to leave the comfort of the couch) with their Shop Local Sale.

While the app is best known for connecting users to some of the tastiest eats in the city (including some seriously clutch deals), the focal point of their latest sale is curated finds that support local entrepreneurs.

The limited-time promotion is the homegrown company’s latest venture into the retail sector and features a treasure chest of hand-picked products.

In a world where people are increasingly calling into question the traditional brick-and-mortar retail experience due to recent safety regulations, in-app retail purchases have never been more relevant. As such, Perk Hero app users are able to shop hassle-free from the comfort of home.

The all-in-one marketplace has partnered with a handful of Vancouver-based brands offering a range of locally made craft, clothing, gifts and more. Did we mention you also get exclusive discounts when you purchase through Perk Hero? Plus, select items are up to 20% off.

Bubble tea lovers can enjoy their favourite drinks without fretting about single-use plastics thanks to Reusable BBT Cups’ cute containers. Wellness enthusiasts will also appreciate the array of all-natural beauty products from The Rose Company — all of which are packaged with recycled materials and are 100% compostable.


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The assortment of crafty and whimsical goods, like the adorable magnetic bookmarks from Craftedvan, will have you lighting up every time you open up your book. Celebrating the best of Korean food and culture, Pajeon Pals is a mother-daughter collab that features fun-loving clothing like shirts with peach soju and strawberry milk embroideries.

If you know someone who’s in need of some love, you can send them a sweet message in a locket with some delicate jewelry from One Thing Lockets — plus, you can feel good knowing every purchase includes a donation to an isolated community. Users will also be able to purchase Trevor Bird’s famous Black Pepper Jam through the app.

Shopping, of course, is always more fun when you can collect cashback rewards to put towards future purchases. With Perk Hero, you can earn cashback coins every time you order or pay within the app. The more you spend, the more you level up and the better the rewards. If you’ve already accumulated coins, now is the time to redeem them and get the best bang for your buck.


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The promotion is ongoing from October 15 to 31 — so there’s little time to spare to get in on these deals. By taking a picture of your purchase and tagging @perkhero on Instagram, you’ll be entered to win an exclusive Perk Hero gift bundle which includes an assortment of local products — valued at over $75!

Download the Perk Hero App today to shop local and earn extra rewards.

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