Shop local! Have you heard that a lot recently? If so, you may be wondering what the big deal is. Afterall, a mega-chain store is the best way to get a low price, right? Not so fast! This is a common misconception. In fact, there are many myths surrounding the fact that going to a nation-wide business for your new fence or fence repair is a better option. Let’s look at some real facts instead:
You’ll be Treated Like a Neighbor Because You Are! Have you ever tried to get through to your cable’s customer service line, only to realize this person is thousands of miles away? If so, you already know how important it is to have someone nearby who really cares about the product and service the company is offering. One of the biggest advantages a small, Georgia-based business has over large retailers is the ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service.
Often, the Prices are Lower. Question- who decides the price of your fence? If you go to a large, nation-wide store, it isn’t the person you are speaking too. It isn’t their boss either, It isn’t even anyone in the entire building! When you shop local, you are more likely to get a good deal because they are willing to work with you and find a price that works well for everyone.
You’re Putting Money Back into the Local Economy. When you support a local business like Central Fence, you’re also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Small businesses pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in and that tax money is used to support public schools, parks, and roads, as well as fund public service workers, like firefighters. According to Civic Economics, on average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores. If you go to a big box store for your fence, your money isn’t benefiting your community at all.
It is so important to shop local! All of your fence needs, including installing one, maintaining one, and fixing one can be handled by the team at Central Fence. We are locally-owned and operate four convenient locations in Vidalia, Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Sandersville. Contact us today to get a free estimate, discuss your fence needs, and of course- support your local community. You’ll feel good about your new fence because it is a great quality and you did something positive for your neighborhood.