JUST for The Daily Green readers: the first 30 shoppers to Abe's Market get 50% off orders of $35 or more - one per customer. Use code: AbesDG.
In a recent New York Times article about online green and ethical business shopping portal Abe's Market, co-founder Richard Demb said, "People want to buy from other people. There are very few opportunities to meet the people who make your products. We look at Abe's Market as a limitless farmers' market."
It's a strategy some are calling "my story marketing," and it's about connecting consumers to producers. We see this in the personal stories of the namesake's family members on bottles of Kathy's Family personal care products, or in the stories of individual cocoa farmers in marketing by Divine Chocolate.
For its part, Chicago-based Abe's Market serves as a virtual marketplace to bring together conscious small businesses from all over. Producers aren't required to sell exclusively through Abe's, but they can benefit from the portal's marketing savvy and online presence. According to the Times, sales are growing rapidly, though the site is still niche.
Check here for live conversations with featured Abe's sellers, and let us know what you think. See below for exclusive discount codes.
Monday, Oct 18th - 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. EST
Tuesday, Oct 19th - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Oct 20th - 4 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
Special Abe's Market Discounts for Readers of The Daily Green:
o Tune into Abe's Live and get a discount for the products sold by the featured vendor on air at that time. Discount codes will be announced during the show.
o Shop at Abe's anytime and enter three friends' e-mail addresses at checkout to have an additional 10% "Share-It" discount automatically added to the shopping cart (this is good anytime!).
o Readers can also log in via this special "Insiders" link beginning Wednesday 10/20 at 5 p.m. to get an ADDITIONAL 10% discount on any purchase: abesmarket.com/insiders. This can be used in conjunction with the Share-It discount for a total of 20% off. This also registers you for "Insider" e-mails so you get alerted about secret sales and other special offers.
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