Small Businesses During the Holiday Season - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Small Businesses During the Holiday Season

Posted: Dec 22, 2017 9:02 PM Updated:

BERLIN, Md— Christmas is less than three days away and Christmas shopping is still in full effect. Some local businesses say it’s slow business during the month of December since shoppers frequent big box shops and online shopping.

West Miles, the owner of Coconut Bay, in Berlin says business this year has been terrific, but that changes during the holidays.  


"We are a small retail mom and pop store, honestly in December lots of people do go to the malls and the big box stores, because they're looking for electronics and so forth and that isn't who we are,” says Miles.

More and more people are skipping the long lines and going straight to the internet. Shoppers say shopping online is much more convenient.

“I usually do a lot of shopping on Amazon and Ebay,” says Jennifer Sorrell of Berlin.

Area businesses acknowledge they lose some customers to competition.

Ashley Fedalen is the manager at South Beach Fashion in Rehoboth.
Fedalen says her store finds ways to keep up with the competition. 

"We have to buy things that are cheaper so we can sell things for cheaper -because it seems like people can find things for a lot inexpensive online,” says Fedalen.


Regardless of online shopping, shoppers are still flocking to the stores, buying those last minute Christmas gifts to put around the Christmas tree.

 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Veteran Receives Free Home With "Notes of Love"

    Veteran Receives Free Home With "Notes of Love"

    MILTON, Del.- A New Jersey veteran and his family haven't moved yet to Sussex County, but they've already been welcomed home. Retired Army medic Sgt. Shaun O'Brien is receiving a free home in Milton as part of the national non-profit Operation Finally Hom

    More

    MILTON, Del.- A New Jersey veteran and his family haven't moved yet to Sussex County, but they've already been welcomed home. Retired Army medic Sgt. Shaun O'Brien is receiving a free home in Milton as part of the national non-profit Operation Finally Hom

    More
  • Dover Kills Food Truck Program After Backlash

    Dover Kills Food Truck Program After Backlash

    A program offering food trucks parking spaces on Loockerman Plaza for a monthly fee was canceled in Dover after backlash from restaurants and local businesses, officials said.

    More

    A program offering food trucks parking spaces on Loockerman Plaza for a monthly fee was canceled in Dover after backlash from restaurants and local businesses, officials said.

    More
  • Salisbury Medical Marijuana Dispensary Educates Community

    Salisbury Medical Marijuana Dispensary Educates Community

    Did you know that there are different strands of cannabis grown to treat different ailments?  That's something the staff at Peninsula Alternative Health informed the community about in their discussions on Friday afternoon.

    More

    Did you know that there are different strands of cannabis grown to treat different ailments?  That's something the staff at Peninsula Alternative Health informed the community about in their discussions on Friday afternoon.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices