Small Business Shopping


Lexi Bross

Shopping online is great outlet if you want to stay in the comfort of your own home!

Lexi Bross, Staff Writer

We all love to shop, but sometimes we can’t always go into Target or the mall to get a cute top. Lately, everything has been online—of course there’s Amazon, but it’s always better to shop at smaller or local businesses so you can support the community!


Looking at the Etsy website, it is very clean and aesthetically pleasing. They have different sections such as self-care essentials, personalized and custom jewelry and for him and her.

“Etsy is an American e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home decor and furniture,” Etsy said.

When viewing an item that you would like to check out, it tells you the number of stars and sales the creator has received for their item. The details and description are thorough and very descriptive. They are also engaging and fun!

Etsy also has great shipping and return policies, and the website also shows your estimated arrival. You can track your order and get an accurate arrival time, which is always helpful. The comments can also help you decide if this is the item you would like to purchase!


Etrailer is a local business with a surplus variety of car and truck items. They have towing options, trailer accessories, sports and recreation, RV/camping equipment and more.

Etrailer is a great website for any parts you might need. I used it when adding a trailer for my four-wheeler. I really like Etrailer,” said Junior Harland Bross.

The website is super easy to navigate. It has a very simplistic color scheme and all the options have picture descriptions. This is a great website if cars, trucks, and off road adventures are your thing!

Origami Owl

Origami Owl sells customizable jewelry built by you! They sell living lockets, inscriptions, and empowerment bracelets. The website is super cute and pretty! They have a variety of pictures and a customizable tap so you can personalize your jewelry.

This is a great website if you need a gift for your mom, sister, aunt or friend. These are super cute and very affordable!

All of these websites are great gifts for anyone for any occasion! Remember, if you’re going to shop online, shop small business and shop local!