Small businesses play a big role in the economic well being of cities and their respective countries. They allow entrepreneurs to create meaningful jobs with greater satisfaction than working for a large company. As consumers, we benefit from personalized shopping experiences, a diverse and unique inventory or specialized services and experiences. These small businesses are the fingerprints for your community identity, giving it a unique character and charm. You can still find your favorite products from local businesses through online shopping.

Support local businesses by shopping locally-online

Times are tough for these mom and pop shops and they’re bound to get more difficult as social distancing seems to be the norm for the foreseeable future. Many of them are still shipping out products you need for comfort and sometimes sanity. If we can’t celebrate birthdays or anniversaries in person, you can still share some love by sending a little gift to make someone feel special.

What is available online and locally?

Just about everything you need is available from local small businesses. Chances are if you need it, an entrepreneur did as well and decided to build a business around that need. Before placing your next Amazon order for tea, soap, furniture, tableware, books, coffee, beauty products; consider the local businesses that desperately need your support during these difficult times. We can still support them through online shopping.

We also have a list of Innsbruck restaurants, groceries and food delivery businesses HERE.

Gift Certificates

Are you a regular at a cafe, bar, or restaurant? If you want that place to exist when social distancing restrictions are behind us, you may want to consider showing some love right now. Buying a gift certificate can provide them with some comfort by letting them know that you’re thinking of them and it’s a great way to share some love with your friends from a distance. It’s a win – win – win situation.

I’ve used this as an opportunity to buy gift certificates from some of my favorite places like New India, Wohnzimmer, C.U. Bar and Machete for friends I miss seeing.

Even if your local favorites haven’t advertised gift certificates, contact them and ask for it. This may plant a seed and encourage them to pursue this as a stream of income while their doors are closed.

INNSBRUCK-BASED ONLINE SHOPS WITH HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

We’ve put together a list of local Innsbruck businesses in different categories that are still providing their goods via mail. By ordering from them rather than international corporations you can help support your local businesses through these challenging times.

COFFEE & TEA

HOME DECOR

CLOTHING

BOOKS & STATIONARY

BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND PERSONAL HYGENE

HOME IMPROVEMENT & DYI

PLANTS & GARDENING

TOYS & GAMES

PETS

OTHER

 

Let’s make an effort to support the local business owners that have invested their lives to provide us with the good and services that have made our lives so comfortable and enjoyable.

Have we missed any locally-based online shops? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to the list!