SPRINGFIELD, Mo For the previous 6 years, Hakaar’s Bazaar has sat on Industrial Avenue attracting folks from throughout with their classic gadgets.
“We’ve got every little thing from furnishings to lamps, Pyrex every little thing in between,” mentioned Hakaar’s Bazaar proprietor, Lauren Cross.
The previous couple of months have been totally different although.
“When COVID began we closed March 12th earlier than everybody was pressured or selected to closed,” mentioned Cross.
Co-owner, Lauren Cross has a compromised immune system so she did not wish to danger getting sick.
“As soon as we closed down our brick and mortar we had been strictly on-line gross sales solely,” mentioned Cross.
She started posting her stock on Fb and Instagram and her enterprise took off.
“We simply acquired again from Florida delivering a dresser there,” mentioned Cross. “We’re providing supply to individuals who do not wish to come right here. We have shipped issues to Germany, England. Our little retailer it is humbling.”
Down the block at Chabom Tea and Spices they’re doing one thing similiar.
“Though we misplaced the Brick and Mortar enterprise throughout these 4 weeks we noticed our on-line gross sales shoot up an enormous proportion,” mentioned Chabom Tea and Spices proprietor, Joseph Gidman. “Now that we’re again open we’re not displaying a loss for the yr we’re seeing the identical gross sales that we had been final yr for this retailer.”
Chabom Tea and Spices retailer on Industrial Avenue is again open and Hakaar’s Bazaar remains to be closed for one more week. Each shops will proceed their on-line orders however what to emphasise the significance of purchasing native at brick and mortar shops.
“Even with on-line gross sales being actually good and we might simply be doing that. We do not wish to do this we wish to keep right here on Industrial avenue,” mentioned Cross.
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