Could this really be a growing trend? We certainly hope so. After doing some research, we are finding that shoppers are becoming more community conscious and want to know that their money will go to support their local economy. We also found that this was particularly strong among the Millennials, which reveals a promising future for Small Business.
No matter what the age group, if you haven’t jumped on the band wagon with this whole concept – it’s time to!
There are many, many reasons to shop local. Whether it clothing, electronics or furniture – no matter what the small business might be – the whole experience of being in a showroom atmosphere is gone. We want to touch and feel what we are buying. The color, appearance and quality may be very misleading when you are shopping online. As far as furniture, delivery can be a nightmare when it comes to getting it on your home and setting it up – not to mention returns. That can be very costly if you don’t read the fine print.
There are too many reasons to list as to why we need to shop local. Think about it – from customer service, to strengthening the labor force, to boosting our local economy, to ultimately restoring our communities are reasons why we should shop local.
And of course, a warm and friendly atmosphere.
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