In this day and age, we all hear many people say “I ordered it online.” Ordering online is easy– you can view all that there is to offer, all in one place, and have it conveniently shipped right to your door.
Many people shop on large online marketplaces, where products are shipped from all over the world–but what does this do to our local economy? More and more small businesses are making the shift to begin selling online. When you support a small, local business, you are helping to boost the local economy by keeping the earnings in the community, which also creates more job opportunities.
When you consider making your next online purchase, take a look at what your local retailers have to offer. During these uncertain times, it is important to support local businesses more than ever. Shop online, locally.