Nationwide lockdowns have been implemented due to the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, people are working from home and only shops selling essential items are open. While this move is crucial to contain the spread of the virus, it is impacting various small businesses that rely on people walking in and buying things from them directly. To help such businesses that are currently struggling, the social media giant Facebook is launching Facebook Shops.
Facebook Shops to help struggling small businesses
Many small businesses are suffering due to lockdown and they need customers to stay afloat. However, with people working from home and maintaining social distancing, this is next to impossible right now. So, the next best thing for such companies is to start conducting business online. Facebook believes that its newly introduced Facebook Shops will help small businesses with this. The feature enables shops to list themselves online and connect easily with consumers.