Ev­ery­thing you could want on your doorstep

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WRAP­PING up on a crisp Au­tumn day and shop­ping in the pic­turesque vil­lages of North County Dublin, or stuck in front of a bor­ing com­puter?

With ev­ery­thing you could want on your doorstep – from fine lo­cal pro­duce, hand­crafted gifts and per­fumes, to mak­ing a will – why wouldn’t you choose to shop lo­cal, with the best in friendly cus­tomer ser­vice, while sup­port­ing the lo­cal econ­omy too?

Choos­ing to shop with your lo­cal shops in­stead of the larger stores has many ben­e­fits, some of which will sur­prise you.

Lo­cal busi­nesses are the back­bone of our econ­omy, and shop­ping at a lo­cal busi­ness, rather than a large chain, is ac­tu­ally bet­ter for the econ­omy of your com­mu­nity. Re­search shows that €10 spent with a lo­cal in­de­pen­dent shop means up to an ad­di­tional €50 goes back into the lo­cal econ­omy. Help­ing to grow the num­ber of jobs in your area makes for a bet­ter place to live and work which then cre­ates a healthy econ­omy for the com­mu­nity.

And on­line shop­ping isn’t al­ways best.

Through TV ad­verts, ra­dio ad­verts and on­line ad­verts we are con­stantly shown great deals that seem too good to be true, and of­ten this is sadly the case. If you shop around, you will soon find out that your lo­cal area can of­fer you a bet­ter deal and with bet­ter post-pur­chase ser­vice. And the fan­tas­tic thing about in­de­pen­dent busi­nesses is that they are run by peo­ple, not by stock­hold­ers or al­go­rithms. As they are run by lo­cal peo­ple you will usu­ally find that the shop is in keep­ing with aes­thetic of the area, adding char­ac­ter to the com­mu­nity and a touch of warm, wel­com­ing per­son­al­ity. This nat­u­ral au­then­tic­ity will al­ways be more pop­u­lar than a chain, no mat­ter where in the coun­try.

So this year shop lo­cal in North County Dublin- you can’t beat the per­sonal touch of a lo­cal owner who knows ev­ery­one in the neigh­bour­hood.

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