WHY SHOP LOCAL?
By Shopping at San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe
You keep dollars in our economy. For every $100 spent at a local business, approximately $52 stays in the community.
You embrace what makes us unique. Local shops diversify the landscape of communities.
You create jobs. Local businesses create jobs for friends and neighbors.
You help the environment. Buying local conserves energy and resources due to less transportation fuel and less packaging.
You nurture community. We know you and you know us. Studies show that local businesses support community causes at more than twice the rate of chains and online retailers.
You conserve tax dollars. Shopping at a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance and more money available to beautify our community. Spending locally also ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested in your own community.
You create more choice. Local businesses carry small and unique brands and products based on what the community likes and wants.
You take advantage of our expertise. You are our friends and neighbors and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do – take advantage of it!
You invest in entrepreneurship. Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy was founded upon. Nurturing local businesses continues that tradition.
You make us a destination. The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we attract new neighbors, visitors and guests.
- A cooperative message from San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe and Indie Bound