[#Ad] How You Can Support a Small Business During a Recession.

As much as we try to avoid the overbearing news updates regarding the current pandemic, it’s common hearsay that the British economical state may worsen depending on the longevity of the pandemic and if we aren’t applying sufficient measures to prevent a second peak of the virus. The uncertainly surrounding whether or not the British economy will in fact face the hardships of a recession – or potentially even a detrimental depression – increasingly seems to be the direction we are heading toward.

Despite this concern, this blog post isn’t going to cast a sense of doom and gloom. Nevertheless, us as the UK population can lessen the severity of a recession and in turn contribute to the stability and recovery of the British economy. We must remain hopeful and be proactive. One simple way which we can all partake in this is by supporting local, small and national business like “Billionaire Beauty” – a beauty focused online marketplace passionate about rehoming new and unused second-hand beauty products which otherwise would be wasted in landfill.

Supporting Billionaire Beauty (BB) helps you, their business and of course the British economy.

Statistically the beauty industry – in terms of products and not beauty treatments/services – have proven to be profitable during the pandemic. Regardless of countless individuals being placed on the furlough scheme, it is evident that people remained to place priority on purchasing beauty products throughout the lockdown period and are continuing to do so in present time. We must use this knowledge to our advantage. If a large percentage of people can still afford affordable beauty products regardless of the situation we’re all facing, then let’s take this as an opportunity to contribute to small businesses and steady the economy.

What’s more, utilizing Billionaire Beauty adds to your pocket too! All points considered, BB is an all-rounder which benefits everyone.

Let’s take a quick re-cap at how BB works:

All you have to do is set-up an account like you would on any other marketplace website; it only takes a couple of minutes. Take fairly good quality photos of the new or unused beauty items you’d like to sell, and upload them via the “sell products” section of the menu (located near your profile picture). Try to take multiple photos for all different angles to capture the interest of potential buyers! To accompany the photos, all else is needed is a brief yet detailed description of the product(s). There’s not much to it. It’s simple to follow, although if you need some guidance the BB team are happy to assist you if contacted.

More helpful information:
– It’s a free service for both customers and suppliers. They welcome anyone who has new or unused second hand beauty products, businesses, beauty enthusiasts, beauty brands and niche boutiques.
– Suppliers can utilise BB as a way of making an extra income.
– It’s a great way to support small businesses and individuals.
– There is availability to a wide range of beauty from both small and big brands, often priced lower than at well known retailers.
– As it is a British owned business, BB contribute to the British economy.
– Selling on and rehoming beauty items is more eco-friendly; it prevents contributing to landfill as otherwise unused products often go out-of-date and have to be discarded.
– You can find your favourite or trending products at more affordable prices; including items which fall into vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly categories.
– BB are continuously working on improving their marketplace to heighten the quality of your experience; including the development of their internal shares program.
– Payments are made securely through PayPal.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller there’s something for everyone. Taking a look at the current listings on BB there are bargains on Fenty, Pixi, Urban Decay, Jimmy Choo fragrance, Max Factor, Revolution, Garnier, Baylis and Harding, L’Occitane and more.

A current listing by a BB user.

Not too long ago I added a listing myself: a MEMI “Millennial” Vegan & Cruelty-free Eyeshadow palette. Since then I’ve found it straightforward to keep track of messages sent by those interested in the product, and find following BB’s social media platforms to be extra helpful for keeping updated about newly available listings. The price filtering system is particularly considerate of those who like to stick to a suitable budget.

Filtering system allows you to stick to a budget.

This month I added a new listing: a Bedizen London – Pure Chilean Rosehip Oil. In doing so I realised that the listing process, including the uploading of photos, took less time than compared to other well known marketplaces I’ve used this year. So I think if you are a busy person, who still wants to make a little bit of cash here and there, this is the marketplace for you as you can rapidly add listings on the go if you are pushed for time.

Last but not least, I think using BB is a realistic representation of how to support a small business and the British economy, as well as yourself, even if we are returning to some state of normality. By this is mean you don’t have to change your habits in order to participate – we all use marketplaces on a weekly or even daily basis. You don’t have to go out of your way to support Billionaire Beauty.

Now that you know everything about BB, why not take a look through your beauty stash and see what your first listing will be? Let me know in the comments section below what beauty item you have in mind that you’d like to go to a better home.

Create you BB account “here”.

Keep updated about all things beauty related via Billionaire Beauty’s Instagram Page.

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Disclaimer: This is a paid AD, however all opinions expressed are my own including the theme of the article and have therefore have not been influenced by the company in association.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Silver says:

    What a great idea! If I’m ever gifted something of quality I know I won’t use, I’ll keep this in mind for sure ^_^

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