Why You Should #ShopSmall This Holiday Season
As you put away the leftovers on Thanksgiving Day, your thoughts are probably turning to holiday shopping. It’s the perfect time to decide where you are going to buy this year’s gifts.
You have probably heard about “shopping small,” or shopping at small businesses, especially around the holiday season. Small businesses are close to our hearts at Mercy Home, particularly because we operate our own small business, Mercy Beaucoup. Mercy Beaucoup is a high-end resale boutique that has consignment quality items at thrift store prices. It is an especially unique place to shop because your entire purchase benefits the kids at Mercy Home.
This holiday season, we hope that when you’re shopping small, you will consider adding Mercy Beaucoup’s great items to your shopping list. It’s a great way to support small business and kids in need.
But you may be wondering: why is it so important to support small business?
It’s a great way to support your community
By spending money in your own city, you are helping boost the local economy. Keeping your tax dollars in your community directly funds local parks, public schools, and street maintenance. Spending at big box stores does not put any money back into your neighborhood. In Mercy Beaucoup’s case, you are directly helping kids who live in your city!
Small businesses create local jobs
In general, small businesses create jobs in the community, while large chain stores eliminate them. Mercy Beaucoup provides job experiences to our kids, giving them great experience that prepares them for the future.
Great customer service
It’s common sense: small businesses are able and known to provide personal and exemplary customer service. In fact, great customer service is the biggest boost that small business has over big box stores. Local businesses like Mercy Beaucoup strive to make every shopping experience a memorable one.
A sense of community
There is nothing like feeling you belong in a community! Shopping at small businesses is a great way to connect with people in your neighborhood, especially in a large city like Chicago. When you shop at Mercy Beaucoup, you also become part of the Mercy Home family as an important supporter of our kids.
You’ll just feel good about it!
Bypassing the guilt of shopping at large chains is one great benefit. But even better, you know that you’re supporting your neighbors and helping them be successful. Plus, as a Mercy Beaucoup customer, you can feel good about the fact that you’re helping children build brighter futures at Mercy Home.
A great day to start shopping small is on Small Business Saturday, November 28. Since 2010, this Saturday after Thanksgiving has been dedicated to supporting small businesses in your community. We hope you consider shopping by Mercy Beaucoup then!
Don’t live locally or can’t make it out to shop at Mercy Beaucoup? You can shop online! Visit www.mercybeaucoup.com for a great selection of items.