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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...

10 Inspiring Shop Local Quotes

The shop local movement is hardly a trend - it's a shift in lifestyle that more and more people are embracing.  In increasing numbers, consumers are turning away from big box retailers and investing in local businesses instead, looking to support their communities...

5 Handmade Baby Gifts You Will Love

Whether you’re shopping for a baby shower, birthday, christening, or other special event, baby gifts that have been handmade with care with quality materials are the perfect way to show some love to new mamas and their sweet little ones!  We have rounded up five...

5 Amazing Toronto Handmade Markets in 2020

SHOP LOCAL IN TORONTO The impact of shopping local is greater than you might think.  By supporting local vendors and makers at a handmade market, you are creating jobs, keeping money in the local economy, investing in entrepreneurship, and nurturing a sense of...

“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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