have a lovely website filled with enticing products.
also have lovely stores filled with enticing products
well-trained people that live in the community.
Send their kids to local schools,
pay local taxes,
pass us in the parks/malls/churches/gyms.
Online is fun for window shopping.
when I have the chance,
I prefer to shop in a local store.
I get it.
I work weird hours.
Come home tired.
No time to shop.
Online is easy.
But I'll make no connections with my neighbors by shopping online.
I'll get no new ideas.
Find out no new trends from a professional.
Get no insider advice.
If you get the choice,
please look online and buy local.
The amount of online shopping these past three days broke records!
And online can expand the world for many people- I’m not against online shopping.
But, like salt, a little accomplishes a lot
And a lot can ruin everything.
(PS. Local is a shop in your neighborhood.
Local can be a chain store.
Chain stores employ local people!)
Comments welcome! What is your favorite online purchase? What is the best in person shopping experience you’ve had, and why?