MEMBERSHIP

How Do I Become a Member?

We kindly ask members to support this initiative by contributing monthly (or lump sum yearly) towards the marketing of BuyLocal Lowveld, in increasing awareness of who and what is local in our community and why it is important to support local.

We often get asked…

What’s in it for us

The simple answer is:

  • Contributing members will be listed on our Buy local Lowveld exclusive directory. This listing will include a company logo, short overview of your company and its services, meta tags (or keyword links for want of a better term) to assist in google findability of your listing. Each listing will have a direct link to your website and email link button.
  • Join our networking events and workshops. Get to know other Buy local members and brands. Find and establish new connections within your area
  • You become part of a community that is working together to grow the Lowveld.
  • You can play a role in creating an economy in which all Lowvelders can flourish, for now and for the next generation.
  • We will encourage shoppers to look out for the Buy Local Badge and to shop at local businesses. By getting your business branded, shoppers will know you are a proud local business and that their purchase will contribute towards sustaining and growing the Lowveld economy.
  • When your business grows, so does the community around you. Your monthly contribution helps us spread and promote the message of supporting local through marketing campaigns and events, and to get all the local businesses branded, to create a region where our community, friends, and families can benefit and grow.
  • As your business grows so you are able to further support local schools & local initiatives – you become the very fabric of our society.

Membership Criteria

  • Persons who have a passion for our local community
  • Businesses who invest in our community by choosing to support local when possible
  • We welcome locally owned franchises to be part of this initiative
  • Business that is ethical
  • New businesses who desire to build mutually beneficial relationship with other local businesses

Members Packages

BRONZE

R150 per month

or R1650 annual payment
(11 months + 1 month free)

Included in membership:

  • Listing on website directory
  • Welcome post on our social media platforms
  • Free vendor exhibition opportunity at events (excludes ticket to event)
  • Sharing of your social media posts if inclusive of the Buy Local Lowveld badge & use of #buylocallowveld
    Excluded in membership:
  • Shopfront branding kits and signage
  • Ticket entry to events

Excluded in membership:

  • Shopfront branding kits and signage
  • Ticket entry to events

SILVER

R350 per month

or R3850 annual payment
(11 months + 1 month free)

Included in membership:

  • Listing on website directory
  • Welcome post on our social media platforms
  • Blog post on our website linked to social media – Icons of the Lowveld
  • Half-price ticket entry to events
  • Free vendor exhibition opportunity at events (excludes half-price ticket to event)
  • Sharing of your social media posts if inclusive of the Buy Local Lowveld badge & use of #buylocallowveld

Excluded in membership:

  • Shopfront branding kits and signage

GOLD

R500 per month +
or R5500 annual payment
(11 months + 1 month free)

Included in membership:

  • Listing on website directory
  • Welcome post on our social media platforms
  • 1 x Store Front Badge
  • Blog post on our website linked to social media – Icons of the Lowveld
  • Free entry to events
  • Free vendor exhibition opportunity at events
  • Opportunity to be a guest speaker at our event
  • Sharing of your social media posts if inclusive of the Buy Local lowveld badge & use of #buylocallowveld

Excluded in membership:

  • Further branding kits & signage
What Buy Local Lowveld strive to achieve with your membership contribution:
  • To stimulate, strengthen and grow the Lowveld economy through a strong consumer education programme (Social media & networking events).
  • To create an awareness of which businesses are locally owned (Our website directory and social media).
  • To encourage consumers to support these locally owned businesses so that our spend remains in the Lowveld to fuel our economy. (Website, Social media and Storefront branding)
  • To grow local business, thereby creating further job opportunities and a flourishing region. (Stronger local economy = flourishing Lowveld)