Stats & Facts

Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to local non-profits and community causes.

Their donations are distributed like this:

Knowing these facts might help us all think differently about shopping.

Supporting small businesses means you are supporting communities.

Small towns and cities across the US are in jeopardy, because their businesses are disappearing.

Much of the local culture, jobs and lifestyle will be lost.

They simply cannot compete at the same scale as large companies such as Amazon.

Small towns and cities across the US are in jeopardy, because their businesses are disappearing.

Much of the local culture, jobs and lifestyle will be lost.

They simply cannot compete at the same scale as large companies such as Amazon.

Amazon makes itself easy and tempting to use, but we have to redirect our energy to our own communities.

Every dollar spent on Amazon is a dollar taken from a small business somewhere in the US.

The fact is that Amazon increased its revenue by 35% during 2020 and at the same time small-business revenue was down 19%.

This trend will continue into 2021 and 2022.

 

Support your local businesses and shop from sites like Boonella that are supported by small businesses.

It may take a little more effort to shop from a small business, but it is worth it.

Below are some easy tips to make it easier to support small businesses in the United States!

 

Small businesses employ the most people in the United States compared to medium to large-size companies. They give their own communities more money and services than any organization outside of local governments.

Use these EASY TIPS to help support small businesses through online shopping:

1. Don’t click the first links in Google

When you search on Google for a product, the first page is usually full of sponsored results from big retailers and Amazon. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and start looking for more local sites.

2. Change how you search on Google

Instead of searching for something like “brown leather bag”, try searching for “brown leather bag near me”. This will instruct Google to give you listings of products that are in your localized area. Once again, you may need to scroll past the first sponsored results on the page.

3. Move your Amazon app

There’s an expression we all have heard – “out of sight, out of mind.” Try moving your Amazon app to a more out-of-reach area on your phone or tablet. Placing it on the last page on your device may make it harder to access.

4. Go direct

If your first impulse is to buy something from Amazon, you could try finding out who is supplying those products and buy from them directly. Find their e-commerce site and shop directly from them. It will likely be faster and cheaper anyway.

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