The year 2017 has been an unforgettable one for all of us. Puerto Rico has endured not only an economic crisis, but also the passage of Hurricane Maria, and the mass migration of thousands of fellow Puerto Ricans from the island. In spite of all this, we are rising up due to our determination to keep pushing forward in order to build a better future. The past 365 days made us show the world, and ourselves, what it truly means to be boricua de pura cepa.
Thanks to conscious consumers like you, dozens of local entrepreneurs have been able to sell and export their products, reaching new markets through our platform. Our objective when we say “we’re more than 100 x 35” is to change the mentality we’ve had up until now. Today, Puerto Rico is not just an island in the Caribbean, it is an entire group of more than 7.5 million people in search of happiness. Today, Puerto Rico represents a resilient and hopeful attitude. We are very proud to be part of this new stage our island is entering.
Aside from thanking you for choosing our platform as a tool to directly invest in the local economy, we also want to celebrate our achievements with you. In 2018, Brands of Puerto Rico will extend its family of participating brands and its services to local entrepreneurs by adding better distribution tools, and providing access to new markets’ data, as well as facilitating our reach to them. We will work hard to satisfy our constant demand, and keep on delivering new smiles to our customers with the optimization of our customer service and shipping times.
Once again, thank you for helping us in our mission: strengthen Puerto Rico’s economy by supporting local entrepreneurs. We hope this year has been one of much learning and reflection for all.
Happy Holidays from the Brands of Puerto Rico Team!