Shop New Forest launches to support local businesses
Shop New Forest, has recently launched to showcase and support local businesses. Founded by Liz Welch the platform provides a home to a range of businesses in The New Forest and urges customers to shop local.
“Our aim is to celebrate and promote quality produce and services from small independent businesses across the New Forest.
“At a time when people’s buying habits are changing dramatically, and without the benefit of algorithms, we seek to encourage ethical thinking and support for the talented businesses that make up the local economy. Ever mindful of the New Forest’s outstanding natural environment and its commoning traditions.”
– Liz Welch, Founder, Shop New Forest
The platform itself is very fresh but promotes the act of coming together as a community to support local sellers. According to Liz, Shop New Forest exists because people gave their time freely and for free and will allow local businesses to broaden their horizons in 2021.
If you want to find out more about Shop New Forest you can send an email to: [email protected]
Local marketplaces are continuing to pop up around the world, offering support to local economies whilst ensuring businesses are given every opportunity possible to survive the pandemic. The pandemic has caused a rise in ecommerce, forcing consumers to get used to shopping online whilst teaching businesses about the ability to engage with customers in new and exciting ways. Even when we get back to some sort of normality this rise in ecommerce has opened lots of doors for businesses and will hopefully continue to bring success.