As a Durham home-based maker herself, owner Cheryl Wilson, quickly realized that operating online and not having a physical storefront created a problem when exchanging products. Local buyers want (and should), be able to avoid shipping delays and costs. Because of this, many businesses were using ‘porch pickup’ as their solution. For business owners and local buyers this solution was less than ideal. It’s risky and unprofessional.
Our community needed a better way. Which is how The Maker’s Hub (TMH) concept was created. TMH is a local pickup and drop off location, providing distribution for online businesses exchanging goods with their local buyers.