Everything you could want on your doorstep
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.