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Shop Local and Help Your Community Thrive

When you're not selling gift cards to your classes this holiday season, you should consider buying gifts from small businesses in your local community.

December 4, 2019

When you’re not selling gift cards to your classes this holiday season, there are a lot of great reasons for you to buy gifts for everyone on your list from small businesses in your local community.

According to the Amex 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community. When you shop local, your dollar goes further to help your community thrive!  That directly benefits YOU, another small business owner in the same community.

You, as a customer, also benefit from the experience of purchasing a gift from a local business. When it comes to customer service, local business owners and employees often possess a passion and expertise for their products and services that can’t be matched by big box stores or online retailers. As you are well aware, small business owners will go the extra mile to provide personalized service to make sure you feel confident in their offerings. Word of mouth goes a long way to support local businesses, and they will work hard to provide their expertise so you can share your positive experience with friends and family.

The gift of an experience can be the best gift of all. At Punchpass, we work with small businesses across the globe who offer exciting class experiences in local communities. From yoga and crossfit to woodworking and wine tasting, these owners work tirelessly to share their expertise. Their classes help create a special place in their community, encouraging clients to build skills and relationships among people with similar interests. If you know someone who has been talking about picking up a hobby or starting a new fitness journey, this is your chance to help make this dream a reality!

When you purchase a gift card to a local studio for a loved one, you are not only gifting an incredible experience, but also the opportunity for them to meet new people, make friends, and continue supporting a local business. Classes can be an amazing gift for the people in your life who seem to have “everything” or who may be looking for a fresh start in the new year. 😀