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Cider Monday: Think Before You Click

November 26, 2016 8:31 AM | TLC Monadnock (Administrator)

On Cyber Monday, we’re asking you to “think before you click” and consider the larger impacts of shopping online with Amazon on our community and local economy.

Here’s a brief summary of those larger impacts: 

  • In 2015, Amazon sold $272.3 million worth of retail goods in New Hampshire -- equal to 189 retail storefronts, which might have paid $3.6 million in property taxes. That represents a $6.96 subsidy to Amazon from each household in our state. 
  • While Amazon employs 95 workers in our state, their sales resulted in a net loss of 1,541 retail jobs in New Hampshire last year. 
These statistics come from a study by Civic Economics and the American Booksellers Association.  Read more at: civiceconomics.com/empty-storefronts.html.

Let’s say you love shopping online -- why not shift your shopping from Amazon to online shops managed by locally owned businesses?  The Toadstool Bookshops has an incredible online book directory.  Search for books at toadbooks.com, select the books you want and decide whether to pick up your purchase in-store or have it delivered right to your house or a loved one’s home (gift wrapped and ready for giving).

Other Monadnock Buy Local Members with online gift shops include Ann Henderson Interiors, Badger Balm, Beeze Tees Screenprinting, Bunny Boogie Products, Cheshire Horse, Cheshire Garden, Cogworks, Crescendo Acres Farm, Earth Sky + Water, Eight Cattails Imagery, Good Fortune Jewelry, Hike Monadnock, Holland Homestead Farm, Jack’s Crackers, Jayelay Jewelers, Jeni Skin Care, Korvin Appliance, Mother’s Hardware, Of Moose & Mountain, Poocham Hill Winery, Prime Roast, Thistle in Thyme, Wilderness Creations and Woodard Sugar House.  Search this list by town or product at monadnocklocal.org/online.

Don’t forget! You can also purchase gift certificates either at a locally owned store or sometimes online.  Please Shift Your Shopping and Think Before You Click!


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