Shop Local. It Matters!

To our local Vancouverites! There are many benefits that can positively impact individuals, communities, and the economy by shopping local! Here are a few reasons why shopping locally is encouraged:

  1. Supporting the local economy: When you shop at local businesses, your money stays within the community. Local businesses often source products and services from other local suppliers, which circulates money within the region. This, in turn, helps create jobs and fosters economic growth in the community.

  2. Building community connections: Local businesses are often owned and operated by people who live in the same area. By supporting them, you contribute to building a sense of community and fostering personal connections. Local businesses are more likely to know their customers personally and provide personalized service, which can enhance the shopping experience.

  3. Unique and diverse offerings: Local businesses often offer products or services that are unique, handmade, or locally sourced. They showcase the creativity and distinct character of a region, providing customers with one-of-a-kind items or experiences. Shopping local allows you to discover and support these unique offerings, contributing to a vibrant and diverse marketplace.

  4. Environmental impact: Shopping locally can help reduce environmental impact. Local businesses often have shorter supply chains, which means fewer transportation miles and lower carbon emissions associated with shipping goods. Additionally, local businesses tend to have a smaller physical footprint, utilizing existing infrastructure and promoting sustainable land use.

  5. Preserving local culture and heritage: Local businesses contribute to the preservation of a region's culture and heritage. They often reflect the local traditions, craftsmanship, and culinary specialties, showcasing the unique identity of a place. By supporting local businesses, you help maintain these cultural aspects and contribute to the overall character of your community.

  6. Personalized customer service: Local businesses rely heavily on building strong relationships with their customers. They often provide personalized and attentive customer service, taking the time to understand individual needs and preferences. Shopping local allows you to receive tailored recommendations and support from knowledgeable staff who are passionate about their products or services.

 While we know shopping locally has it's advantages, it's not always feasible or possible in every situation. Sometimes, certain products or services may only be available from online platforms such as ours to smaller communities around Canada. However, making an effort to support local businesses whenever you can greatly contributes to the vitality and well-being of your community.