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The Importance of Shopping Small Businesses

When shopping from giant corporations is so easy, why should I waste my time shopping from small businesses? 

Sadly, this is the reality of what most people think when it comes to shopping small. Most small businesses can’t get a package delivered to your doorstep in 48 hours, and oftentimes just can’t compete pricewise. If it isn’t the most convenient option, then what’s it worth? The average shopper will probably be surprised to hear that it’s worth a whole lot more than they originally thought. 

You Help Create Jobs and Keep Them Local

Small businesses make up 99.9% of US businesses and employ 47.1% of US employees. Small businesses also create 4 times as many new jobs as Amazon does. When you shop from a small business, you help contribute to job security and ensure that jobs stay local.

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You Support More Sustainable Practices

How many times have you received a small item in a box 3 times its size when ordering from a large corporation? And how much bubble wrap did you have to pop down? A small business would NEVER! Your order will always be packaged as efficiently as possible, and many times they will reuse packaging supplies. That may not sound too luxurious to you, but we promise that most times you won’t even know! You will also find that there are many small businesses that create products that are sustainability focused, such as reusable paper towels and bath sponges, reusable cups and water bottles, sustainably sourced garments, and even products that are made from recycled materials. When shopping on smHauler.com you can look for a business that has the badge pictured to know they focus on sustainability in their business practices.

Your Purchase is More Meaningful

Did you know that small businesses are 250% more charitable than large companies? In 2019 75% of small business owners donate an average of 6% of their profits each year. You can find small businesses that donate on smHauler.com by looking for the badge pictured located under each participating business’s name. Not only will your purchase mean support for charitable organizations, it will also mean the world to the business you buy from. Small business owners know you have a million of options, so it is extra special when you choose to buy from them. The small business owner happy dance is a real thing! If you don’t believe us, just scroll through #smallbiztok for two minutes and you will! Of every $100 in profits spent at a local business $68 of it will be spent back in the local community. That sounds a whole lot better than a silly space joyride, doesn’t it?

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Be Diverse and Unique!

No two small businesses are alike! Take a quick scroll through our products page and we guarantee you’ll be amazed by what you find. The amount of talent and unique creations that are in the small business community is INSANE. By supporting small business owners, you are promoting more innovation than you can even imagine. They know just what you need before you even realize it yourself. Not all inventors work at a large tech company. Most run their businesses out of a little room in their home. Give them the same chance and same respect and you’ll be blown away. It will also allow you to own unique items yourself, and step up your gift giving game immensely.

Shopping Small is EASY

Gone are the days of endlessly searching social media for small businesses to buy from! smHauler.com was created to make finding what you need from individual small business websites as easy as placing an Amazon order. Shop by category for either products or businesses, search specifically what you are looking for, or subscribe to our emails to stay up to date on what’s new and receive great recommendations for your gift giving needs. You can also support a specific community or find your specific shipping needs by viewing a business’s badges (located under their name) when shopping.

Well, what are you waiting for?

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3 thoughts on “The Importance of Shopping Small Businesses”

  1. Anyone that shops with small businesses has the power to make a difference beyond the big box outlets we all know. Furthermore, shoppers can rest easy knowing that they can get their hands on high-quality products.

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