What is “Perth.Gives”?
“Perth.Gives” is a not-for-profit initiative to support the local community and is free of charge for participating businesses. Here, loyal customers can support beloved local businesses struggling to survive during COVID-19. Patrons can order food online for deliveries or take away, buy gift cards for later or donate a tip to their staff on their funding page.
How can I add my favorite business?
Please help us add your fave local spots here .
How else can I support our local businesses?
Order delivery or take away are great options! Restaurants are still figuring out how to process online orders and how to do deliveries, so please be patient.
Buy gift cards today and use them in the future. It’s like paying it forward. Or donate gift cards to the brave front line staff still serving you today, or to the nurses and doctors fighting against COVID-19. Help your local business to set up a digital or offline giftcard function, for example with square.
Who built this? And why?
“PERTH.GIVES” is a not-for-profit initiative to support the local community and is free of charge for participating businesses. It was launched by the Croeni Foundation whose founder is based in Perth. It’s our bit to support the small local businesses during these challenging COVID-19 times.
Inspired by Kaitlyn & Mike Krieger’s https://saveourfaves.org/ in San Francisco, we decided to replicate their model in Western Australia first, and maybe later in the East Coast.
How can my business start offering online orders, donations or gift cards?
The first step is to check with your POS provider. Many offer their own ecommerce and gift card features (e.g. Square), and others integrate with specific third-party providers. If your POS provider doesn’t offer gift cards or integrate with third-party providers, there are some reasonable standalone eGift Card providers. Your local business could set up an online campaign to collect donations, for example with gogetfunding or mycause. Here is a great example of a US campaign supporting the restaurant staff: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-morris-restaurant-employee-fund
If you’re considering other options, make sure that your business receives the fee for the gift card as soon as the customer purchases the card (otherwise that won’t help you during the crisis). Some services may also ask customers to pay an additional fee when they buy a gift card but be sure it’s a small amount.
Where is your disclaimer?
Please take a look at https://perth.gives/disclaimer/