SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Choose Energy, the leading online marketplace for energy choice, today announced that it has expanded its online electricity marketplace for small businesses to Texas. Over the past year, Choose Energy has helped nearly 10,000 small businesses across the country easily and quickly pick an electricity provider online, and in the process, save 30 to 40 percent on their electricity costs.
Choose Energy first launched its online small business electricity marketplace in 2014 in New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Since that time, it has helped thousands of restaurants, retailers, small offices and other business owners take control of their electricity bills.
Small businesses spend an average of $6,300 each year on electricity. Businesses in 13 states have the opportunity to shop around for electricity and take advantage of lower rates, long-term plans and green energy offered by competitive electricity providers. However, only 50% of all eligible businesses have switched electricity suppliers to date.
"Although buying electricity is not at the top of the list for most busy business owners, electricity bills are not a trivial expense--the majority of small businesses spend at least 10% of their operating costs on electricity," said Kerry Cooper, Choose Energy CEO. "We hear from our SMB customers that they want to shop for electricity the same way consumers do: online, in minutes, and on their own time."
By enabling businesses to shop for energy online, Choose Energy has helped to transform what has been a difficult, hands-on process into a simple online transaction. Traditionally, in order to switch electricity providers, businesses were forced to either work with brokers or to wait days from the time they submitted an inquiry to the time they heard back from retail energy providers. Choose Energy's online marketplace guides small businesses through the electricity choice process and allows them to enroll in a plan online in minutes.
"Switching online was a quick and easy way to save a couple hundred dollars per year," said Lori DeVeuve of Nauset Health Associates in Orleans, Massachusetts. "Anything we can do to cut our bills helps -- we can put those savings towards growing our chiropractic business."
About Choose Energy
Choose Energy was founded in 2008 with the vision to make energy choice simple and easy for everyone. On the Choose Energy marketplace, consumers and businesses can select from thousands of electricity and natural gas plans from every major energy retailer across the U.S. and Canada. Choose Energy is the only online energy marketplace that's dedicated to guiding customers through the energy choice process and keeping customers well informed of their ongoing energy options. The Choose Energy small business marketplace operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
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