Grove, OK

1. Shopping Local Creates Jobs ~ Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.

2. Local Independent Shops invest more in the community~ Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.

3.We sell a range of products at affordable prices ~ Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.

4.Shopping local saves you money ~Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher. 

5.Shopping local retains our community ~People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.

6.Shopping Local Retains our distinctiveness ~ Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.

7.Local Shops are for everyone ~ Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations and those without transportation.

8.Local Shops give more support to nonprofit organizations

9.Customer Service is Better~ Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.

10.Shopping Local Saves Services ~ Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.