At first I was hesitant to switch to online shopping when the industry rose in popularity during the 2000s, as it perpetuated the diminishing small businesses in communities nationwide.
Amazon was a bookseller at first and is partially responsible for the destruction of many brick and mortar bookstores, both chains and independently owned businesses. Back then there were a lot of people arguing that online shopping was dooming small businesses, but thankfully that worry has dissolved in recent years. There are plenty of small businesses in every industry that thrive on the internet having little to no overhead by simply fulfilling shipping orders. For instance, I don’t like shopping at brick and mortar head shops and smoke shops because their prices reflect the cost of their overhead. However, I found an amazing company on the internet for my cannabis vaporizers and parts and components. They offer 20% off sales rolling throughout the year, all of the time. Usually shipping only takes three or four days at the most. The best part is that it’s a small business run by a man who works out of his and his growing family he supports. I also get my CBD products from internet shops of this nature, as many offer the most affordable prices if you’re shopping for CBD on a budget. I know that CBD and hemp products might seem lavishly expensive at times, so that’s why it’s important to locate affordable CBD stores. Some local CBD stores might be worthwhile to check as well. No one should go without hemp and CBD products if they really need them just because of their financial situation.