A Different Kind of Black Friday...
Posted: Nov 18 2016
By now your inbox is inundated with ads for unprecedented door buster Black Friday savings....They actually are unprecedented because retailers, big and small, can no longer afford to back pedal with their offers. The industry is moving at breakneck speed and it's getting more and more difficult for businesses to keep up with the rate of production and their competitors.
This is my 15th Black Friday in a row working in retail, and I'm thinking it's time for a change. I can't offer you 40% off your order next Friday, but I can offer you something revolutionary---Transparency.
What you will get from me: Your ethically produced Ember purchase, a FREE pair of handmade earrings by Sum + Substance (as pictured above), FREE shipping, and FREE wrapping (just write "gift" in the order notes), and my unending gratitude
What I will get from you: A little less than half of what you pay and a lot of validation
What I give my vendors: Half of what you give me
What others in need will get from us: 10% of the sales collected during Black Friday-Cyber Monday
Ember's inventory continues to grow with goods that meet my new higher standards and there will be many new arrivals next week. Also, gift cards are available and never expire.
Retail is actually a fun, exciting industry and there is no place I'd rather work. Owning a small business is part of the American dream and something I never take for granted. Again, if you shop elsewhere, please shop small and local.
Lots of love and light to you this Thanksgiving holiday, my friends!