Simple Switch: How It Works
HOW Exactly Do My Purchases Make An Impact?
In 2018, United States consumers spent $513.61 BILLION dollars online. We spend this money on things we need, things we want, and gifts for loved ones. Unfortunately, much of this money is put towards companies who have put very little thought into the social and environmental impact of their supply chain.
Imagine if even just a small percentage of those BILLIONS of dollars created POSITIVE impact instead. We see each dollar still working to get consumers what they need and want, but also reforesting under developed nations, empowering the underemployed, protecting our national parks, and so much more. THAT is the power of "Positive Impact Purchasing", and that is what happens every time you make a purchase with Simple Switch.
We get this question all the time, and it's a great one! One of the biggest values we provide to our customers is the ability to shop with confidence without needing to do so much research. It's important to us that you can feel confident in the partners we've chosen.
How Does Simple Switch Find Its Partners?
Unlike some collections of ethical products, our partners span a wide range of impacts varying from environmental innovations to support of global development projects. This means that we don't require our partners to hold a certain certification, one size does not fit all. Every partner we work with has to have third party confirmation of the positive impact in their field to ensure best practices. We make sure to let you know in the product descriptions what kind of impact you're making, and why it's important.
We sometimes discover our partners through awesome certifications and communities like B-Corporation or Fair Trade. Sometimes great partners reach out to us wanting to get involved! We also often find our partners through customers just like you! If you have a suggestion, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Else Can I Do?
We are so lucky to have customers who care deeply about our planet and the people on it, and we're determined to be not only a marketplace, but a place where you can engage deeply and learn more about how your purchasing makes an impact.
Listen to the Podcast
This summer we launched a podcast all about positive impact purchasing. The episodes include interviews with our world-changing partner brands, as well as episodes explaining key words surrounding conscious consumerism that can sometimes be confusing. If you have a suggestion for a podcast episode, contact us on social media or at email@example.com
Join the Facebook Group
As you get more involved as a conscious consumer who's using your purchasing power for good, it can be really helpful to have people to support your efforts, both in person and online. For this reason we provide the Positive Purchasers Collective: By Simple Switch, a community where you can discuss your changes with others trying to make similar impact. Bring your questions and your expertise to others on the same journey here.
Donate to Grow Our Impact
If you are especially passionate about business as a force for good, and would like to help us grow our impact at an even greater scale, you can give a financial gift of any size here. All of this money will be directly used to scale the company and increase our impact worldwide.
Keep an eye out under our website's "LEARN" tab for ongoing opportunities to get involved.