Is it okay to buy crystals online from a website? Are you weary of buying crystals online? Are there any benefits or good reasons to shop for crystals online?
Why Buy Crystals Online?
Before anyone jumps to the comments and tells everyone why they won’t buy crystal online, I want people to consider a few things. We have all heard the reasons some people don’t like buying crystals online many times. These are the reasons you might need to rethink this.
Save Your Crystal Shop!
After the financial crisis of 2008, I saw my local crystal shop, where I had bought crystals from for years, close down. Other metaphysical shops in the nearest city also began closing over the next couple of years, leaving only one.
Fast forward to 2020-21 and we are in the middle of a global pandemic and there is a possibility of another financial crisis. Many metaphysical shops are unable to open during lockdowns and when they are it’s pretty quiet. Like many small businesses, some of them are really struggling and their future is uncertain…
How The Internet Is Helping Crystal Shops
It’s now much easier for people to set up an online shop if they don’t already have one. Bricks and mortar shops have found online sales to be a lifesaver. Social media is giving them a way to connect with loyal customers and find new ones.
If you want your local crystal shop to stay open you will need to support it, especially now. Right now that means if they are not able to open (or you are not enjoying the restrictions) please support them online if you can. If you don’t, you might lose them altogether.
I don’t want to see what happened after 2008. Some crystal shops have already had to close their physical shops because they can’t pay the rent or because of all the economic uncertainty.
No local Crystal Shop?
The world is changing and not everyone has the luxury of a local crystal shop or being able to dig for crystals. If you don’t have any local crystal or metaphysical shops then perhaps you could start supporting a small online crystal shop?
Buying Crystals Online
I can honestly say that had I not been able to buy crystals online I would never have found most of the crystals that you see me with today. If I can’t find what I need locally I will look online.
Yes, the experience is different and you will have to connect with the stones through images and read descriptions. These are challenging times and we are all having to do things differently. Instead of complaining, let’s support small businesses online.
More Ways To Support Them
Another way to support them (without spending a penny) is by liking, commenting and sharing their social media posts. Also, recommending them to friends and any online wellness groups or communities.
I have shared my tips and more pros for buying crystals online in another blog post if you have not read my detailed crystal buyer’s guide, HERE.
Have you changed your mind about buying online? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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