Provide a platform to support and promote local small businesses
Make it fun and easy for shoppers to support local businesses
I created Uniquely Local because I strongly feel that the best way to have a happy and thriving community is to have a strong and vibrant local economy. This means more than providing jobs. It means that the products and services used by the community are sourced from the community.
There is no lack of skill, talent, or hard work here in Pennsylvania. If you visit craft fairs, farmer’s markets, or vendor’s markets in the area, you will see a wide variety of amazing items being made right here in our community. There are new ideas and items popping up all the time. However, for creators, it can be difficult and costly to enter the mainstream retail market and supporting your own brand by direct sales can be time and labor intensive. Because of this, I wanted to create an environment that makes it easy for creators to present their brands in their own way with limited risk or liability. I also wanted to provide an option to leave the sales and marketing entirely to the Uniquely Local staff, letting makers have more time to pursue their awesome creations.
Most people love the idea of buying locally made items and knowing that their money is going to back into their community. But there are few places that provide shoppers with a selection of completely locally made goods. This prompted me to create, Uniquely Local, a store that provided a wide range of locally made items, allowing everyone to have a place to shop and feel good about supporting their community.
Let’s grow and support our local economy together! Joy Bailey Founder, Uniquely Local
To support a strong and diverse local economy
660 Kenhorst Plaza Reading, PA 19607 (610) 553-5312