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The Power Of Your Story

At Picks and Giggles, our goal has always been to support our local makers and handmade businesses by leveraging our following. Engaging with the people who follow us and who support the shop local movement has always been our top priority. It’s at the heartbeat of everything we do! But when COVID hit, our strategy to sustain audience engagement had to change.

How To Prepare A Strong Vendor Application

At Picks and Giggles, our goal has always been to support our local makers and handmade businesses by leveraging our following. Engaging with the people who follow us and who support the shop local movement has always been our top priority. It’s at the heartbeat of everything we do! But when COVID hit, our strategy to sustain audience engagement had to change.

How To Increase Social Media Engagement And Drive Sales

At Picks and Giggles, our goal has always been to support our local makers and handmade businesses by leveraging our following. Engaging with the people who follow us and who support the shop local movement has always been our top priority. It’s at the heartbeat of everything we do! But when COVID hit, our strategy to sustain audience engagement had to change.

Three Tips for Email Marketing Success

At Picks and Giggles, our goal has always been to support our local makers and handmade businesses by leveraging our following. Engaging with the people who follow us and who support the shop local movement has always been our top priority. It’s at the heartbeat of everything we do! But when COVID hit, our strategy to sustain audience engagement had to change.

Shop Local Online This Christmas : Unboxed Wishbook

This year has been tough on local businesses.  During the pandemic lockdown earlier this year, big box retailers like WalMart were among the few essential services permitted to remain open - while smaller, local businesses struggled to survive.   Canadian business...

Boost Your Sales This Christmas With the Unboxed Wishbook

Boost Your Sales This Christmas With the Unboxed Wishbook There’s no doubt that 2020 has turned all of our lives completely upside-down.   We’ve endured the threat of a global pandemic and the restrictions of lockdown and isolation.  For many of us, this year has...

Our Exciting News! A note from Mel

The number one question I’ve been asked since March is “have you thought of hosting a virtual market?”⁣ My answer has always been no. Here’s why. At Picks and Giggles, my goal has always been to leverage our following to support our local makers and small...

Why Handmade Markets Are Critical to the Shop Local Movement

It’s a good time to be a small business owner. With market trends indicating a shift away from retail and an increased interest in smaller, local businesses, the shop local movement is on the rise! For business owners selling handmade goods, markets have been the...

“The Picks and Giggles shows never disappoint.  They are always so exceptionally well organized and have something for everyone.  They are well advertised so customers know long in advance exactly who is going to be there.  So well curated with a wide and varied selection of shops.  A great day of shopping with friends!”

Kristen Christie

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