With lockdown 2.0 in full swing across most of the UK, large retailers such as Amazon are expected to report a bumper year in what has been a challenging retail climate for small businesses.
But even with your local high street shut down and the year’s biggest retail event (Black Friday on 27 November) moved solely online, there are still lots of ways to support your local businesses and craftspeople around the UK.
Tips and tricks for shopping small UK businesses on Black Friday
- Be patient! The inevitable influx of orders around Black Friday and Christmas is likely to overwhelm most normal delivery services, so be patient with small businesses who are struggling to get their orders out.
- Etsy has gift cards. Not sure exactly what to get? You can give the gift of choice with an Etsy gift card and let your loved one choose which small business to support.
- Check seller reviews. Big marketplaces such as eBay can seem overwhelming, so be sure to check seller reviews to help you make a smart shopping choice.
- Filter by the UK. To support small UK-specific businesses, make sure to filter your search results by the UK. This will also help you get your order faster, as you won’t be hampered by international shipping delays.
Small UK businesses with Black Friday discounts
OakdeneDesigns - 20% off from Etsy
OakdeneDesigns offers personalised gifts from Christmas decorations to notebooks and journals to bookmarks and picture frames. Enjoy 20% off selected orders for Black Friday.Shop now
MasterPeaceAtHome - 10% off painting kits from Etsy
MasterPeaceAtHome offers customers a mindful painting experience, promoting stress relief and relaxation while helping you create your own masterpiece! Enjoy 10% off selected orders for Black Friday.Shop now
PixieDustBeads - 10% off jewellery from Etsy
PixieDustBeads makes handmade jewellery in Bournemouth and sells over 700 styles at super affordable prices. Enjoy 10% off most lines for Black Friday.Shop now
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