I find immense comfort in qualities and characteristics that can only be found when someone "shops small". The personal greeting when I walk through the door; The genuine and intimate costumer service. The different fragrances that encompass the unique personality of the shop and its owner. These are the things that make me love shopping from small businesses..
Today I would like to share the reasons behind why I have chosen to shop from small business online as well as how I determine if a business is a small online shop.
Over the last several years, I decided to make a conscious effort to "shop small". Downtown life is something that I have always loved. However as I moved from place to place. I realized that not every downtown is a genuine downtown anymore. I found that this seemingly simple and captivating culture. Had been in some areas corrupted or robbed of the opportunity to share its lifestyle with its locals.
This is why I also make the effort to "shop small" when I am shopping online. Not only dose the atmosphere hold unique and compelling reasons, but I also understand the need and want to own one's own business.
When it comes time to decide who I believe to hold that downtown/small shop feel, when shopping online. The majority of my decision is based on what information can be found in the about us page. The more personal or the less formulated the message is. The more I can get a sense of how they operate and if it holds that true "small shop" feel. In addition to determining the general vibes of a place. Once I have made a purchase. I test/get a feel out for the customer service that is provided. If its great. I not only come back, but I make sure to recommend the place to all my friends.
For the next week or two we will be revisiting our previously featured owners. Giving you the chance to know them a little more. Hopefully guiding you along to making the plunge like I did to "shop small".
Thavin & Marcob
*This post contains views and opinions, it is not statistical based, nor has it been researched in any way**
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