Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner. And you know what that means… It’s time to start making your holiday shopping game plan.
But before you hit the shops (or internet) and start stockpiling goodies, let’s take a look at some of the fascinating trends that shape how we shop. 🛍️
Experiences > Stuff.
What do you get for someone who already has everything? 75% of people say they’d rather spend their money on experiences over physical objects, and that goes for gifts, too. So instead of a new tie for Dad, think local cooking classes, bourbon tasting… you get the idea.
Numbers don’t lie: Small biz sales grew by 18% in 2019, and that number continues to grow. Various surveys show that people prefer to support their local community by purchasing gifts, experiences + art from local vendors. Local really is better, in our opinion.
You can pretty much get anything online these days, which is extra-convenient when it comes to the holidays. Did you know that last year, Americans spent $209 billion on buying gifts online? 🤯 That’s a whopping 23.9% increase from 2019.
What if you want to shop online for local products, gifts + experiences for the holidays? Enter: Surcee. Surcee offers an “online Main St.” of local shops in our city, all in 1 easy-to-use platform. The locally-grown e-commerce platform brings together the best GVL products, experiences + gifts from local bizzes that you can shop online, all in one place — and the best place to double down on supporting Greenville, anytime (but especially during the holiday gifting season).
Explore Surcee online, and tell us what your favorite kind of gift to give is in our poll. 👇 Happy shopping. Ⓟ