by Monica Fullerton
Spouse-ly is a brand new online platform that people can support Military/Veteran spouse and service member-owned businesses all over the nation. You can find both products and services in one easy spot! Spouse-ly’s mission is to provide a place where everyone can come together and support the truly amazing talent within such an awesome community. Throughout the past few years, Monica Fullerton, the founder of Spouse-ly has been so inspired by the wide variety of different products and services you can find within the Mil/Vet community alone. Monica knows firsthand the challenges many spouses face with having to relocate often and finding a career that they are truly passionate about. A majority of spouses become entrepreneurs, which is quite remarkable. It’s remarkable because many people who never really envisioned being an entrepreneur find the courage and strength to do so because of certain circumstances. Being an entrepreneur allows spouses to follow their dreams and do something they truly love! The best part about having your own company is that it can move around with you too!
There is a wide variety of different product and service categories on Spouse-ly. Ranging from home goods to food and beverages on the product side. And on the service side real estate agents to photography, the list goes on! We are really excited to bring everyone together on one easy platform. Creating a true one-stop-shop is our ultimate goal, as our categories continue to fill up you will be able to find a little bit of everything!
Every business always has a “why” factor, why do they do what they do, and you will learn that the vendors on Spouse-ly have such truly amazing stories. These stories range from ways of giving back to a passion for helping others. What’s certain is that when you shop on Spouse-ly you are supporting an amazing and talented community. You can also conduct a local search on the platform to find both product and service vendors near you! This is extremely helpful for both the military and the non-military community. Many civilians are always looking to support Mil/Vet-owned businesses, and they can do so by checking vendors on Spouse-ly. Say for example you just moved to a new city and you are looking for a new family photographer, you can go to Spouse-ly and type in your zip code or state and it will pull what Mil/Vet photographers are in your area! It is strongly recommended that vendors do not give out any home addresses and that all vendors are keeping their safety a number one priority. Every vendor runs and manages its own shop on Spouse-ly.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor on Spouse-ly please follow the steps on our website. Or you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to provide you with information about our platform. We encourage everyone to check back often, we are adding new products and service vendors frequently. You can also explore the Spouse-ly blog and featured families! Our blog consists of posts by both Spouse-ly and our awesome vendors. Content included on our blog provides a variety of different lifestyles, tips and helpful information that we and our vendors feel can be useful for both our customers and community. We love showcasing our vendors and their stories in the featured families section that is swapped out each month! You will get to learn so many amazing stories and mission statements from our vendors.
We would love your help with spreading the Spouse-ly love to your friends and family all over the nation. As we continue to grow so do our vendors, let’s come together and support each other. Shopping small not only supports someone’s dream but also provides stability for so many families.
Monica is a USAF spouse, twin mom, and business enthusiast! She always knew she wanted to start a company that would be able to help others. Throughout her military spouse life, she has met so many talented individuals, whether it was someone who made an awesome product or provided an amazing service. Monica was overwhelmed by all the social media posts looking for different companies and recommendations that would take place daily.
That’s when the idea of Spouse-ly was born, she wanted to create a platform that would allow people to support our amazing community and their talents all over the U.S. She decided to turn the idea of the platform into reality, Spouse-ly launched in January 2020 and she could not be more excited! The platform is growing every day and we are so thankful for all our amazing vendors being with us from the start. When you shop on Spouse-ly you are truly supporting an amazing and talented community. Help spread the word about this exciting new platform! Shop small, shop on Spouse-ly.