We have some very exciting news to share with you today: Our online shop is officially open! We know that the Scoop family extends far beyond the Seattle neighborhood that our brick & mortar store is nestled into, and we are thrilled to finally have a way for our out-of-town community members to get the products that they need while supporting Scoop.
If you've been around for a while, you know that I do my best to be as transparent with you as possible. So I have to tell you that I went back and forth about the decision to open an online shop. I was concerned about the sustainability of packing and shipping products to my customers. I didn't know how best to determine whether or not that was in alignment with the Scoop Values.
I began to realize that many people do not have access to zero waste stores locally, and have to order certain products online anyway. Additionally, it can be difficult when shopping online to really know that you are getting a high quality product from a truly sustainable and ethically minded business.
The Scoop family knows that our team thoroughly researches all of our products and that I use many of them myself in my own home. You can trust the product you are purchasing is measuring up to our standards and is an active player in our mission to improve the quality of our lives while learning to walk more gently on the planet. This is what sustainability looks like to us.
We will be using secondhand boxes and packing materials as much as is reasonably possible, and will include instructions in the parcel explaining how to responsibly dispose of the packing materials that you receive with your order. We do not believe that consumers should bare the weight of proper disposal of packaging and we will be careful to send only what is necessary for your products to make it to you safely.
In the chaos of the holiday season, we would like to remind you that we are here to support you in your quest for mindful gift giving. We want to encourage you to purchase with intention and buy only what you need or what will truly bring you joy. We want the gifts that you purchase to be meaningful, helpful and valuable. We want the gifts to come with a story and for you to be able to share one of your favorite zero waste products with a friend and tell them how it has helped you on your path to a sustainable future.
Our online shop features some of our favorite sustainable alternatives for day-to-day products, and provides a convenient opportunity for you to shop small this holiday season while supporting a business with a minimum carbon footprint.
We hope that our shop will meet all of your gift giving needs! We look forward to hearing your feedback as we continue to add items for purchase in the coming weeks. Let us know what you would like to see in the shop!
Wishing you wonderful week!