In efforts to support small businesses and compete with Amazon, Brooklyn startup shopIN.nyc offers same-day delivery service from local Brooklyn shops!
Now more than ever, it is so important to support local businesses. With the pandemic threatening to close one-third of all NYC small businesses, according to The New York Times, local shops are relying on their communities to stay afloat.
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ShopIN.nyc has partnered with tons of Brooklyn businesses to make online shopping from neighborhood stores available with ease. “The shopIN.nyc Movement helps local stores team up to offer an alternative to big online retailers, (Amazon, etc.) This keeps our neighborhoods strong and money in our community,” said their website.
Buyers can order anything from household items, pet supplies, liquor, tools, to electronics and more! Some store partners include Amy’s Bread, High Valley Books, One Girl Cookies, Greschlers Hardware, NYC Pet Store, Baci. The startup is constantly looking to expand their store partners and neighborhood reach. Businesses looking to join their network can apply here.
Depending on the time of the order, shopIN.nyc offers contactless same-day delivery (if you order by 10 a.m.) or next-day delivery to provide speedy service to their supporters. “Together we are creating jobs, empowering small businesses, and teaming up to support local nonprofit organizations that benefit everyone,” shared their website.
With the holidays approaching, shopIN.nyc has launched a new initiative to combat the typical Amazon gift card purchases. According to their website, “Amazon Gift cards make up almost 50% of American holiday shopping dollars. This year NYC is coming together to shift $1,000,000 of those dollars back into our neighborhoods.” By purchasing a ShopIN giftcard, users can purchase items from any store listed in the neighborhood while ensuring their dollars are spent and kept within the community.
Their website even curates community selections like this week’s “Cozy Dumbo Date at Home” recommending monopoly, wine, brownies, sub text ice molds, and accessories for your date night look all from local stores!
Beyond Brooklyn, shopIN.nyc reaches select Manhattan neighborhoods including zip codes:
ShopIN.nyc is an “everything shop.” No matter how many purchases you make from ranging stores, all of your items will be delivered to you in one singular box. No more need to receive endless amounts of packaging for single orders! Without worry for waste and free same-day delivery, shopIN.nyc provides an unbeatable way to shop local this holiday season.