Local shopping allows customers to have a positive impact on their community. Learn more by reading the following five benefits of local shopping!
It improves the local economy.
Buying locally keeps more money in the community. Local businesses support other local businesses, versus chain businesses, who tend to get their supplies from corporate. Chain business also tend to have store managers and employees who aren’t as personally invested in buying local. Through local shopping, you are investing in your community.
You will come to know the people behind the business.
Local shopping adds a personal touch and connection. You will come to know and care about the people of the business, making your purchases more of a personal investment. You celebrate when a business succeeds.
It establishes the feel of a community and keeps it unique.
One-of-a-kind establishes give a community its flavor and differentiates it from other cities. Think about it. A key aspect of what makes your hometown so special are the establishments you remember visiting that you can’t find anywhere else. By buying locally, you are preserving the uniqueness of your community.
It enhances customer service.
Customer service at larger corporations can be a nightmare. Shopping locally usually ensures that the owner is in direct contact with every employee, speeding up any issues you may face and adding a personal touch to your experience.
It leads to a more personal experience.
Smaller, local establishments develop a personal relationship with customers. They are more likely to know the products you buy or the services you request and can use that knowledge to make your experience even better.
Explore what your local community has to offer by attending the Buy Local Santa Monica Health + Fitness Festival on Saturday, September 8th! Fit For Bucks will have a booth alongside dozens of other local vendors. Come see what Santa Monica is all about!