What is Let's Go Shopping? Let's Go Shopping is an online, accessible, virtual mall crawl where shoppers can listen to product presentations and make purchases from the comfort of their couch and smartphone. Or, from their laptop or landline telephone. Access is managed through the Zoom platform, and the event runs on a published schedule.
The idea for Let's Go Shopping came to me during the pandemic in early spring when we were all asked to stay home to stay safe, and to help "flatten the curve." I grew concerned for small business owners, specifically, disabled business owners, who I feared would be left out of the so-called rescue package being negotiated in the US Congress. Further, I was unsure at the time if people with disabilities would be eligible for the $1200 stimulus checks, especially if they were already on some sort of government assistance. When the lockdowns began, I also found myself sympathizing with people who were isolated, unable to access assistive technology, home care services, or a personal assistant to help them shop, or who found online shopping to be cognitively burdensome. I sought to find a way to connect small businesses with the customers who needed them. The Let's Go Shopping platform seemed to be the ideal solution.
Coming up this week is the fourth of these Let's Go Shopping events. With an emphasis on holiday gifts, there are 18 vendors to explore, offering everything from artisan-crafted jewelry to stylish accessories, food, gadgets and gizmos, pet products, personalized gifts, beauty and skincare, home fragrance and decor, craft kits, bags, leather goods, technology, and of course, Patti and Ricky Adaptive Fashion! It's a great opportunity to get all of your holiday shopping finished, discover new places to shop and support a small business. Plus, the entire event will be recorded, so if you miss any sessions, you will be able to shop from the recordings, which will be posted over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. All of the participating vendors are required to make the purchase process as easy and as accessible as possible, which means that they cannot hide behind their website. They must provide a phone number, email address, or make themselves available via social media so that anyone, no matter the circumstances, can place an order.
Please join us for the Let's Go Shopping Holiday Gift Event, tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2020, starting at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST and ending at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST through the Zoom platform. Below you will find the link to join the Let's Go Shopping Zoom Meeting.
Get early access to the vendor list, special sales, promotions, door prizes, and the Zoom virtual shopping mall! Please join our announce-only email list. Subscribe by sending a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the list. Best of all, no mask needed! Be sure to use the tag, #LetsGoShopping when tweeting about the event. Adaptive is festive!
Let's face it, 2020 has been rough for everyone. It's time for some holiday cheer! Ready for a little retail therapy?
Let's Go Shopping! Below is the link to the Zoom - Let's Go Shopping Event!
To join the Let's Go Shopping Zoom Meeting:
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