In recent weeks, Black-owned businesses have made unique adjustments to stay profitable and ensure that their products stay within the community. In the Midwest, St. Louis-based entrepreneur Oran Taylor is helping make essential products accessible for the everyday Black consumer.
Founded in 2016, Taylor’s distribution company TransTaylor Logistics offers same-day delivery of Black-owned products. These products include everyday items from laundry detergent and toilet paper to alkaline water and lip balm from partnering companies True Laundry Detergent, Alkaline Lyfe water, Garner’s Garden, and Freedom Paper.
In addition to the convenience and high-quality TransTaylor Logistics provides, what’s more, delivery is free seven days a week.
“We are determined to create a new culture in this city and it starts with economics,” Taylor said in an Instagram post. “Black businesses in black neighborhoods selling black-owned products. Now that’s a C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y…,” Taylor said in an Instagram post.
Recently, he has added more UltraKosmic9 to his roster of Black-owned startups. The New Jersey-based brand sells naturally eco-friendly, 100 percent bio-degradable bamboo toilet paper.
“You can count on us to continue to do our best serving you and keeping you informed. And while many things are changing, our commitment to safety, service and providing everyday essentials has not changed. Please stay safe and stay home if possible,” Taylor said via Instagram.