Keepin' it Local on Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday - the magical shopping holiday characterized by online discounts and promotions - is almost upon us!
Have you plotted out your virtual shopping spree?
But before you head over to Amazon… we have some tea to spill.
Roughly half of all online shopping searches start on Amazon. Which makes sense considering their convenient interface, one-click ordering, and two-day shipping. But turns out there’s a huge consequence to the convenience, and it’s time we pay attention.
Needless to say our independent folks need our support more than ever. And before you argue that independent retailers have an equal opportunity to sell their products on Amazon, check out what Harvard has to say:
Ok ok ok, you get it. Back to shopping!
Stay Local With Your Search:
Last year, the Monday following Thanksgiving was the biggest shopping day of the year, with online shoppers spending an estimated $6.6 billion! Imagine if we could direct even a fraction of those purchases towards independent online retailers? Think economic impact. Think sustainability. Think unique gifts. (*Jonathan Van Ness voice*).
There are plenty of independent, online options out there to fulfill your holiday shopping needs. What better place to start than this list of Local First Arizona members?