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Beyond Main and Summit Downtown, Inc. are Partnering for the Future of Small Business

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Summit Downtown, Inc. is joining forces with recently launched Beyond Main to bring the Beyond Main Shop Local Online capability to more businesses in Summit, NJ


SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, January 15 - Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is planning to bring Beyond Main’s new online marketplace to more businesses in downtown Summit. 


Beyond Main is dedicated to making it easy for people to Shop Local.  Launched in the spring of 2019, Beyond Main began offering its Shop Local online services to businesses in Summit, NJ enabling 15 local businesses to sell and market themselves through Beyond Main’s online shop local marketplace. That number is continuously growing. The retailers on the site are paving the way for businesses across the region to be able to access more potential customers through Beyond Main’s virtual Main Street. (


Summit Downtown, Inc. (SDI) is a non-profit organization that represents businesses in downtown Summit.  SDI has been an advocate for Beyond Main since the beginning and has now announced a more formal partnership to bring more of the Summit businesses online.  In this partnership, SDI is offering businesses that are not yet on the Beyond Main site a $150 credit towards their annual subscription. “In order to help our small businesses compete with online retailers, we think Beyond Main is a convenient, low-cost option they wouldn’t otherwise have,” said SDI Executive Director Nancy Adams. “Beyond Main can even create a website for participating businesses where they can also sell their merchandise and offer pickup or deliveries. It’s a great way to compete and increase sales.”

“Beyond Main is an excellent opportunity for Summit residents to support local merchants and have the convenience of shopping online,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “I encourage you try it.”


“The retail landscape has changed, and consumers are searching, discovering, and buying online more than ever,” said Beyond Main Founder, Kate Giovambattista. “We created Beyond Main for local enthusiasts who like to shop local but appreciate and at times require access online to support local businesses. When you shop with a local business, 68% of your purchase gets re-circulated back into your local economy, vs. 1% of the same spend through other online third party sites” added Kate. “We launched in Summit and are excited to be expanding to other towns across the state and country.”


Beyond Main is free to join. Become a founding retail partner in your area and enjoy a commission free platform and community of local supporters waiting to discover businesses nearby, visit Beyond Main and register your business today.


Beyond Main is a female-founded, New Jersey retail technology startup, based in Summit, NJ.  Beyond Main utilizes technology to improve customer service and convenience for local businesses through a cooperative software subscription model.  Beyond Main is free for shoppers to join, create a custom profile, and enjoy on-demand shopping at local stores and businesses.

Summit Downtown, Inc (SDI) is a non-profit organization that represents all retailers and businesses in the downtown Special Improvement District. The purpose of SDI is to encourage the development and growth of businesses in the downtown.


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