Bernard Sandoval, entrepreneur and founder of SANDIA Marketing and Advertising, today announced that registration is open for small retail businesses at MainStreetEXPO.com. MainStreetEXPO is designed to deliver an easier, more affordable way for small retailers to sell to a national audience online.
“Too many businesses are closing,” said Sandoval. “I grew up in a family of small businesspeople. Many of my clients are small businesses. I do this work because I want to see them succeed. If I just sat here while so many of them close their doors for good, I couldn’t live with myself.”
MainstreetEXPO.com is now undergoing testing with merchants from Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Maryland and Massachusetts. Shopping capability comes online October 15, 2020.
Merchants will be able to:
- Create a virtual storefront for customers who are hyper-focused on buying from small businesses.
- Rapidly expand their customer base to provide not just immediate revenue, but long-term online sales.
Efforts are underway to promote the site to shoppers, city governments, chambers and regional business development entities. While capabilities will change, the site’s bedrock ethos is to always put its small merchants first.
“We went from whiteboard to launch in 30 days because we care fiercely about seeing our small businesses survive COVID and thrive after COVID,” added Sandoval. “These merchants need a solution yesterday.”
Small retailers are invited to register now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org so their virtual storefront can go live before the holiday shopping season.