NORTH TEXAS (CBSDF.com) – If you’re looking to do some Saturday shopping for your small business, some North Texas businesses have made the whole process easy. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the house.
Madre in the Bluffview neighborhood of Dallas; It is the busiest time of the year. The store offers personalized gifts and specially designed items.
“We’re a service,” said owner Mia Brause. “We don’t just buy stuff. We package it for you. We have a presentation.
Still, Assay said competition from department stores could be tough.
“It’s a tough industry.” “We have a lot of great competitors. We’re fighting for customer loyalty and getting people to buy from a small store that isn’t as responsive as Amazon.”
Browse says that’s where companies like Afloat come in. The Dallas app offers a similar experience that helps local small businesses.
“I think it’s really exciting because it opens up a whole new network and audience,” says founder and CEO Sarah-Allen Preston.
Afloat offers free delivery on Saturdays for small businesses with code SMALLBIZLOV.
“Because it’s a market, we have about 40 local businesses. You can go and shop.”
The goal is to make the entire process as easy as possible, which is why the company has partnered with local app Alto to bring these freebies to your doorstep.
“We were able to provide a really reliable and consistent delivery option,” said ALTO Emily Burnett.
The company highlights the risk of railroad strikes and ongoing supply chain issues that North Texas residents need.
“You can be sure your gift won’t go through the entire distribution process or get lost,” Barnett said. “It comes directly to you from local businesses.”
“Because we only have one location and are relatively small, we benefit greatly from additional advertising and delivery services,” Brass says.
Everything is sure to change this holiday season.