Meet Oran Taylor, a St. Louis-based entrepreneur determined to get the black community to turn their buying power toward black-owned businesses.

His company, TransTaylor Logistics, is the largest distribution company of black owned products in the Midwest, offering everyday experiences through everyday products. Primarily specializing in a wide range of cleaning agents, personal care, and hygiene products, TransTaylor provides free, same-day delivery on household and personal care items ranging from detergent to toilet paper.

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“We are determined to create a new culture in this city and it starts with economics. Black businesses in black neighborhoods selling black owned products,” says Taylor in an Instagram post.

His mission is to help black consumers replace everyday products with black-owned products, making buying black a daily experience. Started in 2016, his growing catalog of products includes Garners Garden’s natural line of Beard Butter, deodorant, lip balm, and kids’ mouthwash as well as True Laundry Detergent and Freedom bathroom tissue.

TransTaylor’s recent addition to his natural line of products, UltraKosmic, is a black-owned bamboo tissue company offering toilet paper made from the pulp of bamboo grass which is easily replenished and requires no pesticides. 

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If COVID-19 has you concerned about delivery services, Taylor is making sure his company takes every precaution when delivering your products to your doorstep. “We want to assure you we are taking extensive steps to help ensure your health and safety when making deliveries and packaging all orders. We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and we are closely monitoring CDC reports for updates on coronavirus and how it might impact our communities,” says Taylor in a Facebook post.

Currently, TransTaylor is only available in St. Louis, but we can only hope Taylor expands his mission and service to other cities across the country.