3 Reasons To Buy Local
Have you ever found yourself in a big box store strolling the aisles looking for someone to help you? And finally when you do you hear the ever too common reply “sorry, that’s not my department.” Or if you are one of the few lucky enough to find someone in the department, how often do they truly know the product? If this sounds all too familiar don’t worry. Continue reading and learn 3 great reasons to shop local business.
Expertise Beyond The Products
Local business owners don’t just know their product, they live it. They have chosen to build their life around their products and services. When you work with a local business you are working with someone with the expertise, experience and knowledge of the product and / or service you are looking for in the community you live in. For example, here at Burgos Tile not only do we know our products, but we know the community, local builders, realtors, contractors and can provide you with expert guidance and experience way beyond the products we sell. When you consider the many benefits of local business owners is it really worth looking for help from a big box store?
More Choices & Availability
Local businesses help to create a more competitive market place and wider selection in the communities they operate. Owners can decide what products to carry, what prices are most competitive for their local area. Big box stores on the other hand are just that, a big box made to try to fit uniquely in each local market. Unfortunately, its difficult for big box business to uniquely adapt to each local area the way a local business owner can. A local business owner wants your business, and will do whatever it takes to get the product and / or service you need at a price that’s fair for the local market. Not to mention, a local business will appreciate your patronage and will value your business, getting to know you as a customer and as a friend.
Help Your Local Economy
According to The 350 Project
“For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.”
We live together in this community, and together we need to build it, grow it and to support it. Buying local helps keep our dollars in the community in which we live. Not only will you experience a higher level of expertise, and expanded selection, but you will also be doing your part to strengthen our economy.