Show some love to mom and pop shops when doing your shopping this holiday season. It's been a tough year for most of them and it's your patronage that keeps them afloat during these tough times.
In Canada, we’re fortunate enough to partner with unique retailers that specialise in the outdoors. We truly believe that these retailers will give you much better support and advice when it comes to your gear. Plus when you shop with independent retailers, the money stays in the local community, you help create more local jobs and it reduces your environmental impact.
5 Reasons You Should Shop Small
1. Quality Products: Small businesses are run by the founder or business owner, and more often than not, that is the same person who is in charge of the product development or purchasing of their goods or services. So it stands to reason that they take pride in delivering great quality products. They create or offer products that they themselves would want to use.
2. Great Customer Service: Independently owned businesses tend to give much better customer service and go above and beyond to ensure their customer's are satisfied. After all, their reputation relies on it. You may even get the owner answering your email and they certainly won't think of you as just a number!
3. Makes a Big Economic Impact: Large multi-national corporations tend to try and cut jobs, replacing them with technology, to lower expenses and increase profits. But small businesses add jobs to our local communities. Small businesses have a big economic impact.
4. Supports Local Economy: Shopping for your wants and needs with local businesses also means you're supporting your local economy. And keeping money in your local neighbourhood is good for everyone.
5. Solves Community Issues: Independent and often family-owned businesses care about what's affecting their communities. They focus on serving and giving back to community issues. And they give back big.
When you shop with KINeSYS you can trust that:
- We too are a small, family-owned business
- Our sunscreens are all made with you and your family in mind
- We pick the best local retailers to partner with to encourage shopping small
We value you and appreciate you choosing KINeSYS for your sun protection. Here's to shopping small and local where possible.