If you’ve been paying attention, the “Shopping Local” trend seems to be rising. But why?
Why go to a store with limited inventory when you can shop online quicker and for less?
Well, there’s more to the story than that. If you care about your community, the environment, or your own well-being – local shopping may be the answer for you.
Shopping Local is Community Care.
When you shop local, you’re supporting the businesses that support your local community. From little leagues to community fundraisers, it’s local businesses who pitch in. Consumers report higher levels of satisfaction when they shop from a local store. They know they’re giving back to those who care, instead of the big box stores. Strengthen your community by shopping locally.
Take Care of The Environment.
When you shop local, you’re drastically reducing your carbon footprint. By buying from your community, you’re reducing the emissions it took to get the product into your hand.
In addition, by buying in-store, you are eliminating your purchase’s packaging. With less packaging, you’re reducing the amount of waste created by your purchase.
Local Stores Provide Better Service.
Local stores offer service at a level that is hard to match by their big box competitors. From knowing your name to your family’s history, local businesses care more.
With this in mind, you can often ask for the store to expand their inventory to cater to your tastes. Businesses also sometimes alert you when your item is in stock. Business owners who run a smaller operation provide a higher quality of care.
Local Shopping Leads to Better Living.
From farmer’s markets to local boutiques, local stores often have better quality items. Some small business make their own goods, while others use quality local ingredients. Over 30% of consumers say they prefer to shop local, due to a higher quality.
Shopping local benefits you, your community, and the environment. That said, sometimes the allure of shopping online is simply too tempting.
For the moments you need online inventory or same day-delivery, but still want to shop local- there’s Lowkel.
Enjoy your same local inventory and the feel-good benefits, without ever leaving your house. We’re watching out for you, our community, and the environment. Shop Lowkel Today.
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