Community is a very important part of life, and local business is a pillar of community. That's why we've made it a priority to work with local spirits retailers in our quest to revolutionize the buying the experience. Doing it on our own just sounds so lonely (we're social butterflies).
Why is it important to work with local business?
It rewards entrepreneurship, the backbone of economies and driver of innovation. There's no secret we're passionate about women entrepreneurs, we know a fellow 'little rebel' when we see one ; )
Money spent in small businesses tends to stay in the community. A study by AIBA revealed that for every $100 spent at a local shop, $68 remained in the area while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer did. Ballin.
On that note, local small businesses create more jobs in the community and often better work environments. Can't play hard if you don't work hard first. And we want to know our little rebels are being treated right!
Smaller, nearby businesses tend to offer more personalized, hands-on and noteworthy customer service. These people 'get it' when we request to put exploding confetti and other surprises in vodka deliveries...
They move fast. Quick liquor delivery requires that we keep on our toes. That means working with agile businesses that are not drowning in bureaucracy.
While there are approximately 30 million small businesses creating about 63% of new jobs (according to SBA), only about half of them survive past five years competing with the big brands. That's why we work with them in a way that provides more revenue than merely through what's on shelf & without requiring inventory data, downloading software, or buying major quantities to get a decent price.
To our retail pals, thank you for your partnership. And if you're a store that wants to join, check THIS out.
For those who want to help us support local business, learn more about ordering Vodka Mariette for delivery.
*Photo of a Rad Vodka Mariette Retailer