4 Ways That You’re Supporting Small Businesses by Shopping Avondy
Avondy is the world’s first and only marketplace for small businesses that helps them market their products and services to reach more customers. Avondy not only distinguishes itself from larger eCommerce marketplaces on the seller end but also on the buyer end.
Here are four unique ways that your Avondy purchase supports small businesses (or how shopping Avondy is actually changing the world):
Your Purchase Directly Impacts Avondy Vendors
You can remain confident that your Avondy purchase is directly impacting the small businesses you’re buying products/services from because we do not charge businesses a monthly fee.
Unlike Amazon and other large eCommerce marketplaces that can charge businesses upwards of $39.99/month of seller fees, Avondy only deducts a small portion of sales (2.9% + $1.30 per transaction) to fund various grants, programs, and services that we talk about below.
This means that almost all of the money spent on your purchase is going from your pocket to small businesses’, with no large corporation standing in the middle.
Connecting Entrepreneurs to Programs and Services
Avondy is only one of the ways that we, at GACN, deliver on our mission to foster economic development in underserved communities by empowering, educating, and guiding entrepreneurs.
All of Avondy’s proceeds go towards funding more programs designed to help entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses. We provide a variety of services to entrepreneurs such as personalized marketing support to help businesses sell their products on Avondy and enhanced business listings.
Providing Creative Service Grants to Nonprofits
In addition to connecting small businesses to various economic opportunities, your Avondy purchase allows us to help other nonprofit organizations receive the services they need from small businesses. We provide nonprofits with creative service grants that help them connect with entrepreneurs in their communities and maximize their volunteer and beneficiary reach.
These grants not only assist nonprofits in raising awareness of their mission but also support small businesses and entrepreneurs by increasing their visibility, reach, and revenue.
Funding POWER Grants for Small Businesses
We launched the POWER Program to provide grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and shopping Avondy will help us fund grants to the 500+ businesses on the waiting list to receive grants.
In addition to monetary support, POWER provides consulting, financial assistance advising, networking opportunities, educational workshops, and more to place businesses on the path to financial success.
Your Avondy purchase is not just impacting the vendor that you’re buying from, it’s helping us cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and financial success among small business owners worldwide. In short, you should #shopAvondy because you are helping us change the world.