Yelp released its list of the “Top 20 Cities to Shop Local for the Holidays” and if you’re looking to find some great local gifts in New Jersey, look no further.Yelp released its list of the “Top 20 Cities to Shop Local for the Holidays” and if you’re looking to find some great local gifts in New Jersey, look no further.
Hoboken ranked 10th on Yelp’s newly-released list, and The Mile Square City will once again offer free municipal parking from Nov. 29 through Dec. 25 for anyone who spends at least $20 at any Hoboken business.
After Yelp commissioned Nielson to conduct a survey to discover where and how Americans will shop this holiday season, millions of reviews and business listings were analyzed to determine the U.S. cities with the largest concentration of highly-rated, local businesses.
Yelp also learned that eight in 10 Americans are likely to shop local this holiday season, with nearly half of shoppers planning to spend more than $100 at small businesses before the Thanksgiving holiday. Sixty percent of all shoppers are also planning to buy experience-based gift cards at restaurants, day spas or theatres.
The highest rated city on the list is Portland, Maine, followed by Lawrence, Kansas, and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Yelp also included its “Top Five Tips for Business Owners” to help businesses maximize their profits this holiday season:
- Claim a free Yelp Business Page at biz.yelp.com.
- Update and confirm the accuracy of your business information, including the address, phone number, website, and holiday hours.
- Add photos—consumers spend 2.5 times longer on Yelp Business Pages with photos.
- Add content on your company’s specialties to the “From the Business” section to make your business relevant in more search results.
- Create promotions for the holidays via Yelp Deal.