During this busy Christmas period, with major retailers pushing discounts and launching high budget marketing campaigns, independent retailers may feel a little forgotten. However, as we’re sure many will agree, it’s often those shops where you find the most unique Christmas gifts!
With this in mind, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate Small Business Saturday, which takes place this Saturday 6th December. The day aims to ‘support, inspire and promote small businesses’.
The ‘death of the high street’ has long been talked about in the press but this day offers independent retailers the chance to prove them wrong by doing what they do best; providing their local community with a unique shopping experience. In fact, The Guardian has suggested that Small Business Saturday could be independent retailers’ Black Friday and we certainly hope it will prove to be a success for the second year in a row.
Small businesses across the country are hosting events on the day, including independent retailers offering discounts and helping to promote their fellow local businesses. On the Small Business Saturday website, the organisers are profiling 100 independent business up until the 6th. You can see them all here.
Here at Cybertill we work with hundreds of independent retailers to help make their job easier with our cloud-based EPoS system and ecommerce solution. We know how time consuming it can be running a shop and in many cases, an online store too. Cybertill helps independent retailers to cut down on the stock they hold with real time stock levels, fully integrate their store with their website, reduce lengthy stock takes, create sales reports in seconds and more.
We’d love to hear what you’re up to for Small Business Saturday so we can promote it on our social media pages so do get in touch and let us know via Twitter or Facebook.