Shopping online might seem easier in the long run, but there is no better feeling than experiencing local customer service and helping an entrepreneur thrive in your community. Here are 7 reasons you should consider shopping local instead of online!
Local business owners are so helpful when shopping for a gift or looking for yourself. They know their store like the back of their hand and would love nothing more than to provide you with exceptional service.
Supporting a friend
If you have a friend or family member that owns a business, we encourage you to support their ambition. Buying local may cost you a few extra dollars but more often than not, you can't match the quality of their product or services.
Keeping money in the local economy
When you shop local, you are not only helping the business owner keep their doors open, you are also helping your community grow. Most business owners are the ones sponsoring your local hockey team or providing funds for your local events. Thank them by supporting their business and shopping local.
Yes, Amazon might have a description listed under their item for sale but it's hard to know how good the product is without seeing it for yourself. When you shop local you have someone there that can help you every step of the way. They can explain the best options for you and you can even see the items and quality in person!
Get Out of the House
Take it from someone who spends most of their day sitting at a desk from their home office. It's SO NICE to get out of the house, see some friendly faces, and know that you are supporting another entrepreneur. Walking around town gives you a little exercise and fresh air. It's a win-win for you and the business!
I don't know a local business that isn't proud of the products or services that they provide, and if they aren't - they are in the wrong career! Our local establishments make sure to hand pick or create the best products and service for their customers. Skip the cheap crap and wrong sizes you can find online and shop local quality instead.
Do you ever go shopping and not know what you are looking for but then end up finding some awesome deals? That happens to me all of the time when I am shopping local. I challenge you to visit a few shops or restaurants that you've never been to before and see if you find any hidden gems in your area!
We hope that you take the time to explore some businesses in your local community and surrounding towns. You might be surprised at the treasures you will find!
Social Media doesn't sleep, and neither do I. Call me when you need me! -Kristen