Supporting Small Businesses - Why it's so Important

Thank you PayPal for sponsoring this post. Shop small merchants with PayPal to make your holiday shopping a breeze.


Shopping small has always been important to me. When you grab a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, you are helping a family in your community pay their bills that month. When you shop from a small boutique, you are paying for a child's piano lessons. When you choose to eat at a local mom and pop restaurant, you are putting food on someone else's table. 

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Being a blogger, I know that I could not support my family if my audience did not shop small! Every time you shop using an affiliate link, enter my discount code, or buy a product after seeing me mention it on social media, you are allowing me to provide for myself and Aimery. I use blogging as my full-time income, so I'll be the first to say THANK you for always supporting me so I can support this blog! And just like a lot of people who own a small business, it's even more important that we give back to our community by also shopping small! Although it isn't always easy to shop local, thankfully PayPal has made it easier to support small merchants!


PayPal is all about encouraging people to shop small merchants over the holiday season. In fact, PayPal’s One Touch allows you to pay for items in your shopping basket without having to enter credit card or billing details — you can activate it here. One Touch allows you to quickly pay for gifts from small shops while on the go! 

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One way I shop small merchants is through purchasing clothing from my favorite online boutique, PinkBlush. I have been wearing PinkBlush ever since I was pregnant with Aimery, and I still do even a year later! When you choose to shop local and support small businesses like PinkBlush during this holiday season, you are given more options for getting gifts for your loved ones while also supporting your local economy. PayPal makes it easy to support small businesses while on the go, or even in the comfort of your home, without needing your wallet and credit card by using PayPal as your payment choice.

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One of my favorite things about PayPal is that they give you an option to use PayPal Credit while at checkout, which gives you the flexibility to pay over time.  You can even use PayPal Credit as your payment method every time you checkout with PayPal if that is easier for you! You can apply for PayPal Credit during checkout, and take advantage of promotional financing offers like special financing for 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. It's just another way that PayPal simplifies supporting small businesses! 


Don't forget to shop small this holiday season! What are your favorite things to buy local? Respond in the comments below!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.