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4 Reasons to Shop Local

Why is shopping local important? What good does it do for you and your community? Supporting local businesses may not be the most cost-efficient way to shop, but it has more benefits than shopping at nationally owned business. If you want money to be spent for a greater cause, then you should shop local. Here are four reasons why you should shop local:

 

1. Local businesses strengthen local economy-

When you purchase products from a locally owned business rather than a nationally owned, you are investing money in your local economy. This benefits the business and the community. Shopping at local businesses creates more job opportunities because local business owners are more likely to hire local people. On top of that, local business owners are more likely to give back to the community because they are more invested in the community’s welfare and future.

2. Connect with Community-

Shopping at neighborhood businesses is a great opportunity to link with other members of your community.  When you visit your local coffee shop, you have the chance to catch up with your neighbors and learn what is going on around you.

3. Personalized Customer Care-

Locally operated businesses are more likely to go the extra mile to ensure quality customer service. Nothing is worse than going to a chain retail store and not finding an employee to help you. Local businesses are willing to spend time answering questions and ensure you are satisfied with your purchase. When you shop local, you get better customer service.

4. Unique Products-

One of the coolest parts about shopping local is the unique products. Shopping local is an opportunity to find exclusive or handmade items that you can’t find anywhere else. Purchasing goods from local businesses is exciting and the products are made with love.

Shopping local is important because it supports your community. If you dread visiting chain stores, consider checking out a local business. You will be pleasantly surprised with the customer service and products that local businesses will provide. Shopping local means feeling satisfied with your purchase because products are of quality and your money is kept within the community. Check out the Cape Chamber Member Directory for a list of businesses in the Cape area.

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