Local Shops Counting on Mother’s Day Sales
LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE COUNTING ON MOHTER'S DAY SALES TO RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC RELATED REVENUE LOSS
Mother’s day is coming up on Sunday and that is a good reason to get out of your house and look for a gift. Local businesses are counting on this holiday to be a profitable one.
“It’s very important, we’ve been closed for three weeks. We opened up last week so we’re just now getting flowers back in,” says Flowers Plus Store Manager, Ashley Cummings. “We were doing things online with curbside pickup. We were begging people to come in locally all over Columbus.”
Flowers Plus has already missed out on some of their most profitable events of the year.
“All through April we had weddings and proms that we’re completely canceled. Mother’s Day is going to get the ball rolling for the summer,” said Cummings.
Shopping at smaller local stores keeps money in the community and hopefully is a safe option for your shopping needs.
“A lot of your big stores are still closed,” says Cummings. “I feel like you’re safer in a smaller business because we don’t have as many people in and out.”
Across the street at Gigi’s Cupcakes. They’re already seeing positive effects from Mother’s Day shoppers.
“We’ve been extremely grateful to have people coming in. It’s been sellouts every single day,” said Gigi’s Cupcakes Store Leader, Alexis Freeman. “They truly love the service that we give and that’s what keeps people coming back.”