DHDC Announces Downtown Hays Market is Now Online
Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) announced today the launch of an online store featuring products from the beloved Downtown Hays Market (DHM). The new store is just one more added feature to their recently updated website, www.DowntownHays.com.
“This was an idea that was born during the redesign of our website almost one year ago,” said Executive Director Sara Bloom. “During that process, we looked at a variety of other sites to discover features we liked and didn’t like. One site offered an online shopping experience that still supported local vendors and generated local sales tax. We knew right away; we wanted to do the same with our unique market products.”
While still in its early stages, the store already features a wide variety of options from t-shirts and potholders to jewelry, ornaments, and even jams. Customers can also purchase a gift box for their items for an added touch.
“This really puts the Downtown Market at your fingertips,” Bloom said. “No matter where you are, you can now send unique, heartfelt gifts, made in Kansas, to anywhere in the country. We have something so special in Hays with the Downtown Hays Market. A truly wonderful gathering place. This is not meant to replace that, but instead, give those who can’t make it to Hays every weekend the chance to still be a part of it.”
The new store will be regularly updated with products. There is a small shipping fee, but free pickup is also available. Each vendor of the DHM is allowed just one item on the site so the best place to shop the market is still every Saturday morning from 7:30-11:00 at the Downtown Pavilion.