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Nothing Compares to Shopping Locally: The Benefits of Working with a Local Business

Nothing Compares to Shopping Locally: The Benefits of Working with a Local Business

Many communities across the country have been promoting the idea of shopping locally. This is often through discount weekends with a group of local retailers, signs that encourage community members to “shop local,” and other methods. At Mission West Kitchen & Bath, we couldn’t agree more. We strive to be your one-stop-shop for a wide range of materials for designing or remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

While many people may already support the idea of shopping local, others see the supposedly lower prices online, or with local big-box stores, and they assume that shopping with them will save them money. As it turns out, this isn’t always true in the long run. Read on to learn more and then give us a call at (626) 799-3503 or stop by one of our several showrooms.

Small businesses are what makes cities and towns unique

If every city across the country had the same chain hardware store, restaurants, malls, etc., then there wouldn’t be much of a difference between them at all. When you think about South Pasadena and what makes us stand out from other cities in the area, what do you think of? It’s likely that a local business would be high on the list of things that come to mind.

You’re building community

Do you want to live in a place where you know your neighbors and can count on them in the event you had an emergency? Or do you want to live in a town where you don’t know anyone? Shopping with local coffee shops, craft stores, and other local spots can actually build unity and community. How? Because they are often home to live music, knitting circles, book clubs, and children’s story hours. These businesses do a lot for the community but they can only stick around if we support them.

You’re investing in the local economy

It’s not a shock that when you spend money in your community, you’re keeping money in your community but the extent to which this affects you may be a surprise indeed. The American Independent Business Alliance performed a study and found that when a person spends a single dollar at a local business, it results in three times the money going to the local economy compared to spending that same dollar at a chain store.

You can work directly with a company you know and trust

We know a low price on kitchen cabinetry can be tempting. We also know that buying from a faceless company on the internet, or a big box retailer with inexpert employees, doesn’t generally give consumers much peace of mind. When you choose to work with Mission West Kitchen & Bath, you’re working with a local retailer that’s here when you have questions or concerns.

If you need help deciding what appliances are right for your kitchen, we’re here for you. If you need help with plumbing fixtures, we can help. We have several showrooms so that you can look not at pictures on a screen but the actual plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, and more. Stop by or give us a call today at (626) 799-3503.