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You might find that the sticker price of an item at a local business is a little higher at times, but before you hesitate, remember that your dollar is working harder, too. YOU GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY Think about how quality customer service makes you feel. You are more likely to receive great customer service at a locally owned shop than at a big box chain. Local shops are deeply invested in your experience because they rely on your repeat business and word of mouth. Plus, if you have any questions, you are more likely to get a knowledgeable answer and may even develop a rapport with the owner. This investment means they get to know you and you, in turn, can get to know them if you frequent their shop enough. Shopping Local Online O nline shopping is a tool that our culture has adopted in full-force, and it is hard to argue with the convenience factor that online shopping provides Even those of us that do our best to keep our dollars local need or want the convenience of ordering an item online every once in a while. But there are ways to still shop local and take advantage of all the perks online shopping offers (ordering in your sweatpants and getting it delivered right to your door being high on that list). DO YOUR RESEARCH Before ordering an item from a major retailer, make sure your local store doesn’t have an online shop. Having a professional website is practically standard now, and many businesses are incorporating online shopping into their site along with standard information about their operating hours and services. SUPPORT SMALL There are many online marketplaces where small businesses (and many times one-man shops) can sell their wares. 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