Whether it’s food, products, or services, the economic benefits of local shopping are evident.
What are the benefits of buying locally made products? Glad you asked.
Since The Carpet Guys believe in supporting Michigan economy by keeping the money you spend with us right here in Michigan, we can answer your question.
5 Reasons to Join the Buy Local Movement
For this conversation, we’re sticking to the service portion of shopping local mainly because we don’t offer food or edible flooring.
Improving the Local Economy
As a Michigander, the money you spend on local businesses in your home state keeps a majority of that cash cycling through the community.
Owners of local businesses tend to refer their customers to other local establishments for both personal and business reasons. For example, our owner, Joe Zago, is huge on bettering Michigan’s local economy and has developed multiple community relationships for that purpose.
Simply put, by purchasing flooring from a locally-owned carpet store like us, you help Michigan’s economy with every dollar spent.
Know Who You’re Buying From
One of the coolest things about buying local is knowing the people you’re purchasing a product from. With national chains, you’ll most likely never know who is the head of the team.
Service and buying processes are more personal and relational than simply picking up a product off a store shelf. You don’t get this personal investment with a big box chain.
On top of that, you’ve got a better chance of getting something fixed when it goes wrong. For example, The Carpet Guys offer lifetime installation warranties on the projects we handle. If anything related to installation goes wrong, we’ll fix it for free.
One of the best thing about traveling is all the unique shops and places you get to visit while there. It’s the local stores that make a community unique.
As a local, it makes sense to buy from the shops in your town. You help them stay in business and the unique flair of your community continues forward.
Quality Customer Service
As a locally-owned business, we aim to offer high-quality attentive service to our customers. You’ve got better chances of this kind of white-glove treatment with a local company vs. a national chain any day.
You’ve also got a better chance of the business owner having personal connections with all their employees. This means there’s a personal approach to the training each employee receives as well as the same approach to any difficulties you experience as the consumer.
A Personal Touch
If the owner is nearby, they most likely have a relationship with a good amount of their customers. They have an idea of what you’re looking for and know how to tailor to your needs.
They’re also good at making sure you’re updated with the latest information and trends in their market. This is especially helpful in the carpet and flooring industry.
Like we said, buying local is much more than simple convenience. You get better levels of service and make your community better at the same time. If you’re looking for a local flooring store, set up free carpet estimate with us, and we’ll take good care of you.