5 Ways to Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

The holidays are always an important time to support small businesses and this year, with COVID-19 wreaking havoc throughout 2020, supporting small businesses is more important than ever. Rallying around small businesses is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also easy! There are so many small ways to show support. In today’s post, you’ll learn 5 easy ways to support small businesses during the holiday season.

How to Support Small Businesses

1. Give Social Media Shoutouts 

Social media shoutouts are a quick and easy way to show support for small businesses. Whether you write a quick Facebook post, write a Tweet or you share a post on Instagram, highlighting a good experience you had with a business is a valuable way to give more exposure to that business.

2. Refer People 

If you’ve enjoyed working with a business, refer people to shop with that business! It’s simple, easy, and takes almost no time at all. Sharing your experience helps bring new customers to a small business, especially one that fills a specific need like auto shipping!

3. Leave a Positive Review 

Positive reviews make such a huge impact on small businesses. They help show people that a business is trustworthy, good at what they do, and worth giving a try. Small businesses need extra support, and reviews are a quick, easy, and highly effective way to provide that support! 

4. Be Patient and Supportive

Small businesses aren’t staffed by hundreds or thousands of people. Real people with real dreams are behind every small business. When things are at the height of being busy during the holiday rush, be patient and supportive. If you’re getting ready to ship your car during the holidays, be aware of potential delays and understand that it’s often not the fault of the small business. Your patience and support during the busy holiday season makes a huge difference for small business owners. 

5. Shop Local…Online

When you’re thinking about how to support small businesses, you can shop local…online! During the pandemic, online shopping reached an all new level. You can shop local businesses with the click of your mouse or the tap of your phone screen, all from the safety of your home. While it’s easy to turn to large businesses when shopping online, local businesses need your support now more than ever. 

Support Local Auto Shippers Like Metti International

Metti International is a San Diego based auto shipper who is committed to providing you with top quality service for all your vehicle transport needs. Call today to schedule your auto transport at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to working with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.