San Diego Based Shoe Retailer Discusses Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices
US Green Chamber of Commerce Member continues to develop ways to improve efficiencies
By Mercedes Ruiz, US Green Chamber
SAN DIEGO, CA, February 19, 2011 – US Green Chamber announces today one of its member’s successes in evolving into an environmentally sustainable shoe retailer. Local San Diego shoe retailer, Shoe Metro™, discusses its move to become a US Green Chamber member and ultimately, a more environmentally sustainable business indefinitely.
Shoe Metro™ began in 2004 when co-founders and old high school buddies David Duong and Will Huynh started selling a few pairs of shoes online from out of their small studio apartment. Since then, Shoe Metro™ has grown into a multi-million dollar company, offering over 150,000 pairs of shoes from more than 200 brands. Shoe Metro™ credits its growth not only to its business model of providing shoes at discounted prices, but also its green initiatives. Shoe Metro™ was able to save on trees and cut shipping supply costs nearly in half by switching from corrugated shipping boxes to recycled polyethylene bags. This initiative has had by far the greatest impact to their bottom line as they ship over 1000 packages daily. In addition to the greening of their packaging, Shoe Metro™ is planning to create a rideshare program for its employees to save on gas and the environment.
“We don’t want to hurt our bottom line, but we also want to be seen as a green company,” explains Will Huynh, President of Shoe Metro™. “Joining the US Green Chamber has given us invaluable publicity as well as legitimizing our green business practices to our customers,” he continues. Shoe Metro™ will continue to expand on their environmentally sustainable business practices as it has proven to be a positive source of growth for the company. In addition, it will give them an edge when customers are choosing between Shoe Metro™ and another discount shoe retailer.
About Shoe Metro™
David Duong and Will Huynh founded Shoe Metro™ in 2004. Since its inception, Shoe Metro™ has grown into a multi-million dollar company, offering over 150,000 pairs of shoes and over 200 different brands to choose from. Shoe Metro™ customers can have peace of mind knowing they are getting the best deal available as Shoe Metro™ provides customers an exclusive 125% Low Price Guarantee. In addition to the low price guarantee, Shoe Metro™ makes shopping for shoes convenient with their innovative kiosk system which allows customers to find shoes not available in the store, delivered to them instantly from their on site warehouse. Shoe Metro™ give customers instant gratification by giving them the option of buying in store or ordering from the warehouse without having to wait for a package to be delivered to their homes, thereby saving on gas, packaging, and time.