In some cases, it means carpooling or taking public transportation to work. For others, it also means taking fewer trips to malls and shopping centers.
Consumers are increasingly shifting their shopping from brick and mortar establishments to online ones. According to a recent Synovate survey, more than 28% of consumers say they're shopping online more as a direct result of rising gas prices.
And while this certainly makes things difficult for retail store owners, small business owners with an online presence have seen the benefit of this trend as well major retail outlets.
One such local online retailer is Andrea Walford who reaches a world-wide client base with her home-based paper craft business. Through Andrea’s website, http://www.papercraftersworld.com, she allows her customers to enjoy a trouble-free hobby by offering online craft ideas and providing a place for them to do their shopping as well. Additionally, Andrea provides hobbyists with online tutorials and classes so they can treat themselves to their favorite pastime from home and still be mindful of saving money
Andrea is also available for media interviews to discuss the impact rising gas prices has had on her customers’ habits, and as a result, her business. Please use the contact information provided to schedule and interview.