Whether you’re part of a large company or making a personal purchase buying local effects change in your communities. Here are four reasons why buying local is so important.
Supporting Local Communities:
When purchasing products from local companies you’re not only helping support that particular company, but you’re also giving back to your community. Benefiting your local economy in turn supports your local tax base growth. As the local tax base grows, local businesses can grow as well. Communities with a strong tax base will improve goods and services that use local taxes. For example, roads, schools, and local police and fire departments would benefit from a healthy tax base within that town/city. Local companies tend to donate a good portion of their profits to local non-profits within their communities. This directly impacts your neighborhood, family, and friends. This helps each community as a whole take the money that’s invested in a local small business and give it back to individuals in the community through a ripple effect.
Purchasing products from local companies also creates jobs for those companies. Small businesses give opportunities for employment to community members such as your friends, family, and neighbors. Keeping jobs closer to home cuts back on commute time which keeps employees happy and improves retention and job performance.
Local business owners and employees know their customers best and want to do what’s in their best interest. Often large corporations treat their customers like a number and the relationship aspect is non-existent. This is true for customer service as well. When calling local businesses, you get through to someone, even the owner, right away. When calling larger corporations being prompted to what department you’d like to speak to only adds time and frustration when you want answers. And when you finally get through more often than not you only get sent to voicemail. Simply put there’s no better service than a local small business that can be there to address any needs you may have in a timely manner.
Distributors have the advantage of working with a variety of manufacturers and can negotiate for their customers to get the best pricing possible. This helps in knowing the going rate for each product and passes that savings on to the customer. The Bottom line is that it is always a good idea to check costs with local companies. Even if costs are a little more the service you get more than makes up for it. Engineered Adhesive Systems is here to help. If you have any questions on any of our products or services please reach out by calling 616.259.0090 or schedule a meeting consultation by following this link https://www.engineeredadhesive.com/our-team/