When items are mass-produced in a factory, they have lost the art of craftsmanship. Local artisans who create one-of-a-kind pieces and maintain and develop traditional methods and skills. These skills also lead to innovation and creativity that would otherwise be lost. Buying unique, quality handmade items means you buy fewer things as they last longer.
Buying quality items is also good for the environment because they don't end up in the landfill. Buying cheap, mass-produced items that break quickly means you spend more as you need to constantly replace things that have broken. Buying cheap items only end up in your local landfill.
2. Local businesses give a community its Flavor
The combined presence of a city’s local businesses makes it different from every other city in the world. They become part of the fabric and define its character. Keep our city unique by checking out what Canadian shops and Canadian E-Commerce sites have to offer.
3. Supporting your local economy
Keep your dollars in the community and those dollars will further local development. Shopping at chain and box stores can be convenient, but your hard-earned money will go out of province, out of country and even out of continent. Buy local and those local shops will put their money right back into the community. You can see the results in your blossoming neighbor hood.
5. Why payment choice matters
Canadians want more convenient payment choice with the majority preferring to pay by credit or debit, regardless of the purchase amount. Cash is a popular payment method for items under $25, but declines sharply for items that cost more than $25. Canadian ecommerce sites offer may types of payments like Apple pay, all major credit card, and PayPal
6. Building sustainable Provinces for Canada
Small business is a pillar of the Canadian economy. Locally owned businesses tend to purchase from other local businesses, stimulating the economy, increasing tax revenue and creating jobs. Local shops rely on the community’s support to thrive and they giveback bysupporting local themselves. Shopping small directly translates to building our Canadian provinces we can enjoy for a long time.