Shop Corning Brings Corning Area Businesses Online with New Shopping Experience
CORNING, NY (WETM) – Corning’s Gaffer District, in partnership with the Corning Region Chamber of Commerce and the Chemung Canal Trust Company, announced the launch of Shop Corning, a new online shopping marketplace for businesses in the Corning area.
Customers will be able to shop at 20 different businesses in the Cornina area offering products such as clothing, jewelry, food and drink, etc.
Other businesses in the Corning area will be added to the Shop Corning Marketplace in the coming months.
Ashley Cotter, owner of Pip’s Squeak, shared her enthusiasm for giving buyers a new way to find local businesses.
“The Shop Corning Marketplace is a great opportunity for businesses to show off the amazing things we all have to offer. It’s really a one-stop-shop, ”Cotter said. “It will be a convenient way for customers to shop locally from the comfort of their own homes while hoping to find a business they didn’t know in their downtown area!”
Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning’s Gaffer District, added, “We are delighted to provide another way for Gaffer District business fans to shop. There’s nothing quite like discovering our downtown area in person, but when that isn’t possible, now you can enjoy great shopping with just a few clicks.
Denise Maxa, president of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce, said the current retail climate makes it necessary to create an online marketplace for Corning area businesses. “Statistics prove that the number of people using online shopping has increased more and more in recent years. This convenience quickly became a need, highlighted significantly when the pandemic struck. We realized that for our businesses to survive, not only during a global crisis but also for the future, we needed to identify a competitive and comprehensive e-commerce platform, ”said Maxa.
According to Maxa, “Shop Corning will not only further support our businesses’ efforts, but will also encourage buyers to buy locally from anywhere, showcasing the diversity of our business community, making them more competitive at home. globally and by sharing our businesses far beyond their geographic locations. . “
Shop Corning will officially launch on October 6 with a ceremony at Corning.