You’ve heard the sentiment “buy local,” but it’s an idea that quickly gets shuffled aside. While our intentions may be good, busy lives and schedules make it far easier to prioritize convenience over supporting local businesses. But by buying office supplies and other products and services locally, you can truly get the best return on your investment. Many independent providers carry the same products you can get from the manufacturers. They are authorized by the manufacturers to sell and service those products and have factory-trained technicians and support personnel. Here are just a few reasons to buy locally.

Choose From A Variety Of Products

When purchasing from a manufacturer, you are limited to just their brand of printer, copiers, and multifunction printers (MFPs). With a local office supply firm, the selection available will not limit the range of solutions available to your business and its specific needs. An independent solution provider is not tied to any manufacturer’s offerings. By having this choice, you can mix and match to put together a comprehensive solution. The independent provider can ultimately tailor a solution to meet your unique needs.

Unbeatable Customer Service 

When you need assistance, you will experience only the best customer service representatives. A local business usually knows their customers and provides them with any products, services, or questions they need to be answered. You have qualified industry professionals who know what they are doing and know what they are talking about. A local solution provider will stock products, parts, and supplies and will provide supplies installation, servicing, and support quicker if a problem arises. This can have a positive impact on the productivity of your business.

The Environment Benefits By Buying Locally

Shipping takes a toll on the environment; with all the packaging it takes for shipping. Local businesses are able to operate in their local communities and it is easy for them to bring their products to their consumers because their consumers are nearby. This has a significant environmental impact by eliminating long-distance transportation, shipping, and storage that will be avoided by purchasing locally.

Creates More Jobs In Your Community

Local businesses create jobs right in your community. This contributes to keeping money in the area and helping ensure that local residents are employed and engaged members of the community. Buying document management solutions locally may not have the same effect as buying food at the local farmers market but it does have some of the same advantages, including the knowledge that you are supporting local business. A business that originated in a community is much different than a branch office placed in a location by a large manufacturer. A local business does not just see clients as account numbers but as fellow businesses and neighbors. You and the local solution provider may both belong to the local Chamber of Commerce.

Consider shopping locally as it is more beneficial for the local economy, better for your business productivity, and protects our planet.

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