Lost Cosmos, run by Samantha Lockwood, is for the illuminated, the spirited and the dreamers as it provides bespoke, one off pieces designed to heal yourself, mind, body, and spirit. With a strong focus on styling and fashion, every piece captures beauty and magic. Her jewellery is much more than a fashion statement and within each crystal is a little piece of Samantha. Not literally like, that’d be creepy.

She also provides holistic therapies and a range of massage treatments out of her Allerton based treatment room.

We asked how it has been working with Colu?

I was signed up to Colu in December 2016, at the Independent Liverpool Christmas market where I was selling my jewellery. I was instantly in love with the concept of the Local Liverpool Pound, a digital currency designed to support local independent businesses and keep money in local pockets.

It was a great way to interact with my customers, getting them onboard and using the app to pay for my services, helping them save money by using the app too. For every person who signed up, Colu gave them £5 for free! If you’re an independent business owner it makes so much sense to be involved with the local pound, not only are you keeping the money local and helping small businesses thrive, you get to take card payments without charges for every transaction you take as well as expensive terminal fees.

Since using the app I have grown my healing business quicker than I could have imagined, I had only been a qualified Complimentary Therapist for 8 months at the time of my first promotion with Colu. I put on a special offer which was £15 for a 60 minute Swedish massage when they topped up. This generated a lot of new customers for me, who have since been coming monthly to see me, and their recommendations through word of mouth have been amazing as well.

I definitely have Colu to thank for giving my business a boost, it helped me reach people I wouldn’t have necessarily been able to.

You can buy Samantha’s Jewellery online or go visit her for some holistic therapies and pay with Colu!

This was a guest post written by the wonderful David @ Independent Liverpool.