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Local Halloween store owner says Amazon is hurting their business

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:40s - Published
Local Halloween store owner says Amazon is hurting their business

Local Halloween store owner says Amazon is hurting their business

From scary clowns to demon dolls.

The Halloween Express store on North Lake Blvd.

In downtown Palm Beach Gardens shop has it all.

YEAR.AND AS WPTV NEWSCHANNEL FIVE'SSABIRAH RAYFORDEXPLAINS..

THISHALLOWEEN A COSTUMESHOP OWNER SAYSWHAT'S MOSTFRIGHTENING IS HERDROP IN SALES.<< (Scary music)From scary clowns todemon dolls.

Thisshop has it all."Halloween Express isabout having fun,finding the mostawesome costumes anddecorations and justeverybody comingtogether as afamily."Rene Schaefer and herhusband have been inthe costume businessfor a long time."My husband is thefounder of HalloweenExpress."That was threedecades ago..

And nowRene says thescariest part aboutHalloween is theirstore sales."Forward 30 years nowwe are dealing withAmazon Prime and itchips away every yearabout 20 percent."As of Halloween Day,Rene says this storein downtown PalmBeach Gardens is down60 percent.She says when somecustomers come inthey make it clearthis is a secondchoice.(Customer)"Just because it'sright at the tips ofmy fingers.

I havetwo jobs so like Idon't have to worryabout when I'm goingto be able to come inand shop and do thisand do that."Amazon is expanding..even in this area.Delivery stations anwarehouses areopening in West PalmBeach and on thetreasure coast.

WithAmazon promisingprime service Rene isthinking outside thebox for her business.Nat:"This is a hotseller, Fortnite,every kid wantsFortnite."Studying the marketand stocking herstore with uniquefinds.

Not lettingthe competition scareher away."There's always goingto be a market, butyou just have to beprepared and it's notgoing to be on thegrand scale like itwas."Reporting in PalmBeach Gardens,Sabirah Rayford, WPT




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