With the holidays just around the corner and the new year on the horizon, Wish asks all of our loyal shoppers to do their part by supporting local businesses for the rest of the holiday season.
By shopping in your local community, not only will you give the holiday joy to those who you care about, but your support will help invest and stay within your community.
Most of these small, family-owned businesses don't have the advertising budget or resources to promote their business. That’s why these brick-and-mortars need our help more than ever.
Wish Local store owner, Jass “I love selling on Wish because in my store I usually sell groceries and snacks very well, but what I have always really liked was to sell makeup and other novelties even though it is something that does not move well in my town. Wish Local has catapulted me to new clients from different places where I could hardly have reached.”
The reality is not many of us know where to shop or the types of businesses in our local communities.
That’s why we put together a list of Wish Local small businesses from all around the world to tell their story, hoping you can shop more with local businesses this holiday season.
Here’s all the info you need to start shopping with these 5 Wish Local stores today.
Hailing from Rome, Italy, store owner Alessio operates his local shop, Edicola Mocama, and his mother and brother. Their family-owned shop sells newspapers, magazines, books, and a variety of children’s items. They initially joined Wish Local back in August of 2019 to bring new customers into their store. Still, since the pandemic hit, they’ve been offering Local Delivery to their community as well.
From Pokemon cards and action figures to stuffed animals and books, Edicola Mocama has something for every kid this year. If you’re looking for gifts or stocking stuffers for the kids, make sure to check out their shop on Wish Local!
La Causa Nuestra in Mexico City, Mexico
Based in Mexico City, La Causa Nuestra is a local shop that provides electronics and electronics services and sells products from Wish. When the store’s founder, Elias, first opened La Causa Nuestra, he was mostly selling items in-store and dabbled a bit with selling online. However, his business took off when he started selling his items on Wish Local.
These days, he’s diversified his inventory significantly and provides Local Delivery in his neighborhood. He tells us, “Partnering with Wish Local has made me much more competitive. Here, there are a lot of people who live together, including people from older generations. During the pandemic, this has turned into an opportunity to help people, so they can still get the products they need immediately.”
La Causa Nuestra is a great store to consider when shopping this holiday season locally. If you’re in Mexico City, shop their variety of gift items and order with them for same-day pickup or have them delivered directly to your home for free!
Get Sassy Beauty Supply in Chandler, Arizona
Get Sassy Beauty Supply is a Black-Owned business based in Chandler, Arizona. The beauty supply shop has been open for 11 years now and has been through quite the wild ride, surviving a flood, a fire, and now the 2020 pandemic. They joined the Wish Local program in January 2019, and It’s safe to say Get Sassy isn’t going anywhere soon - that’s why it’s an excellent option for your local holiday shopping this year!
Give the gift of self-care to the beauty enthusiast on your list with Get Sassy’s range of hair care, skincare, and beauty products.
2020 has been a very unpredictable year for all of us, but stores that offer local delivery make things a little bit easier.
Bigabyte in Birkenhead, UK
Bigabyte, a computer and mobile phone store located in Central Birkenhead, UK, has been able to help their community weather the storm by providing local delivery, even when their shop is closed.
Bigabyte has been a Wish Local store since July 2019, and the store’s owner, Niel, says joining the program has allowed them to reach a much wider audience.
Many of their new customers have even become regulars and now call the shop asking them to list specific items on Wish Local so they can order them for pickup. In addition to electronics items, their store stocks clothing, accessories, tools, gadgets, and more.
Meyers Liquids in Chemnitz, Germany
Meyer’s Liquids is a neighborhood vape shop located in the town of Chemnitz, Germany. Sebastian started Meyer’s Liquids 4 years ago after he quit smoking and took up vaping instead.
After he started vaping, he noticed that the e-liquids currently on the market weren’t as clean as they should be - so he decided to develop his own.
His shop has been a big success, but Sebastian wanted to grow his business and realized the importance of diversifying his business to bring in more customers.
In August of 2019, he decided to partner with Wish Local. Besides selling e-liquid for vaping, his shop offers a range of clothing, home decor items, beauty products, and accessories on Wish Local.
Sebastian tells us his “favorite part about Wish Local is that his small corner store creates the link between their customers and a huge online retailer Wish.” And we couldn’t agree more! We love that Wish is bringing people together with stores in their local community.
If you’re located in Germany, make sure to check out Meyer’s Liquids for fantastic holiday gifts you can pick-up immediately!
The Wish Local program has over 50,000 stores worldwide, but not many can tell their story. That’s why our loyal shoppers need to go out, and support Wish Local businesses and local shops now more than ever.
You can also browse by store or specific items within your local area. The best part? Customers can pick up their items the same day for FREE!
Happy Holidays, Wish Fam!