Welcome to The Beck! We’re a one-of-a-kind information gateway, serving Grey Bruce, Ontario!
To connect local businesses with consumers, while providing other relevant, local information!
Consider The Beck to be a portal into the shops, stores and communities around Grey & Bruce. From sales & promotions, to events & announcements we hope The Beck will pique your interest, and move you from our website, to their businesses.
Nothing flashy, or fancy!
Here are the categories of businesses that make The Beck so incredibly unique:
Beck Business are invited to create a FREE PREMIUM ACCOUNT on The Beck and to start uploading content and sales!!!
Every business model needs a revenue stream otherwise… If you didn’t see your business category above, chances are you’re qualified to be an advertiser on The Beck! We offer Cheap, Premium Advertising to The Beck Sponsors! Beck Sponsors appear on the location pages, and each listing page within the respective location. VIEW OUR ADVERTISING RATES.
The Beck serves every city, town, village and hamlet in Grey & Bruce!
Next time you’re heading to a neighbouring municipality, you can ‘Check The Beck’ to see if there’s a sale going on at a local shop etc.,
You may notice that some shops are located in multiple directories! If we determine that a specific store or business is a ‘niche’ market, and serves more that a specific municipality, we may choose to replicate its content in neighbouring directories!
In today’s retail landscape, it is becoming increasingly difficult and very expensive for smaller businesses to compete using traditional advertising methods. The internet offers an opportunity to market to the consumer at a fraction of the cost. This is great news, however with over 1.8 Billion websites on the internet, it too has its unique set of challenges. Similar to the evolution of shopping centres in the retail real estate landscape, the consumer wants to get the most value in the shortest time on the internet.
When the ‘Beck Businesses’ upload sales, promotions and product announcements, local consumers have the opportunity to browse through these various ads. It’s really that simple. The Beck is your Local Online Flyer!
Help us spread the word! Visit our site often! Support local business!
We would love to hear your feedback! If you have any tips or suggestions on how we might improve The Beck, or if you find some errors on the site, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
We’re currently in the process (January-February 2019) of spreading awareness to the businesses around Grey & Bruce. If you’re a ‘beck business’ in Grey Bruce and you’ve read this far, what are you waiting for? Set up your free listing, upload some specials, and get ready to reach some new customers!
Today you know The Beck as an online flyer! But there’s a little more About Us that you might not know!!!
The Beck was originally started by 2 friends, Mike Seiler and Tim Chamber, as a cooperative flyer. Simply put, smaller businesses would chip in to bring sales and promotions to the market via direct mail. (Canada Post).
Business could save thousands of dollars by being part of a cooperative. However, it still meant paying a few hundred dollars per month to be involved. As you may have guessed, a few hundred dollars is still a huge chunk of change for the average business! The Beck was folded up and tucked away after a few short editions!
Fast forward a couple of years later and The Beck has migrated into an ‘Online Flyer’. Except this flyer went from featuring 8 Beck Businesses to UNLIMITED Beck Businesses. The Beck also went from being a few hundred dollars to being ABSOLUTELY FREE! Now there’s an idea worth pondering!
There’s a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but fair to say The Beck is here to play ball. Launched in early 2019, it is our goal that the 17 directories covering the entire Grey Bruce, Ontario will be a raving success. As The Beck becomes a household name, we plan to grow our coverage! It is our mission to provide an amazing online service to both the businesses and the consumer.
Stay tuned for more innovation from The Beck.
Would you like to advertise on The Beck? Check out our rates here…
Have any questions or feedback? We would love to hear from you! Contact Us…