SHIFT10 Day has been celebrated annually on October 10th of every year. We were greatly dependent on local business before the introduction of the superstores or big-box stores. Shift10 Day encourages each of us to support the local businesses by making them 10% of your regular spending.
“Consumers have not been told effectively enough that they have huge power and that purchasing and shopping involve a moral choice.” – Anita Roddick
History of SHIFT10 Day
SHIFT10 Day was founded by Scott’s Marketplace in the year 2016. The celebration of the day encourages the shoppers to shift 10% of their spending to their local markets. The mission of the Day is to keep money in the local hoods. The main aim of this day is to buy the local goods to improve the lives of the local people. It started as an online campaign that aimed at raising awareness for the shop local movement. It even provides the opportunities for shopping locally online. The development of the big-box stores had brought down the income of the local people. Every big-box store sells the same materials as like every big-box store. It has cut down the connection between the connection between the customer and the local community. Celebrating this day with little shift in your shopping will let your neighbor or friend live a happy life.
Other Celebrations on October 10
October 10 is also celebrated as
- World Mental Health Day
- National Cake Decorating Day
- World Homeless Day
- National Face Your Fears Day
- National Handbag Day
- World Porridge Day
- National Hug a Drummer Day
How to Celebrate SHIFT10 Day
Celebrating the SHIFT10 Day is quite simple. Shop locally and make a 10% shift to celebrate this day and the local sellers. Visit your nearest marketplace. Have your food at a local restaurant. Buy your home essentials from the farmer’s markets. Make coffee at your home without drinking at an expensive coffee shop. Buy handmade goods by attending local festivals. Have a tracking app to see how much contributions you have made for local shopping. Encourage people near you to take part in this local shopping celebration. Share and post your celebrations on the social media using the hashtags #SHIFT10Day or #SHOPLOCAL.