April 30, 2022

6 Excellent Reasons You Should Opt To Buy Locally

By: Jessica Brown

Why should you shop in local family businesses? Simple! You're not only supporting their efforts but also supporting the community as a whole. Plus, those small shops are a true gem, so supporting them is always a good idea. Sure, you can buy gifts from online websites from stores halfway around the world, but nothing beats having something local that's easy to get and helpful to your community.

That being said, here are all the other reasons you should shop locally:

1. Inspiration

Local shopping gives you an opportunity to get inspiration for yourself and your home. You can see how others live and what colors and designs they have chosen to decorate their homes. Get ideas from the things and objects that other people have and see if they can inspire you to change your own look.

2. Variety

Variety is a big thing when it comes to local shopping. You get to see all the different designs, styles, and colors without having to go far.

3. Quality

The quality of local Artisan products is better than the quality of the products you'll get from faraway places. Our Artisans take great care to offer their best work for you!

4. Uniqueness

It's always more fun to buy something unique. When you buy something that's unique, you're providing yourself with a memory that you'll have forever.

5. Price

The price of local products is significantly lower than the price of products that are far away from you. That may seem counterintuitive or against what you may have heard in the past , but you won't have to pay the price of transportation, the price of packaging and transport, and the price of advertising. Therefore, the price will be significantly lower, which can only mean that you'll get to save more money when you buy them.

6. Service

We pride ourselves on our customer service and our product knowledge!  We love to help everyone find that something special for their someone special.


There are a lot of reasons why you should start shopping locally, and the best thing is, any of the above reasons is a great reason. If you're looking to save money, learn, give back to your community, get inspired, and more, then it's definitely a good idea to shop locally. Whether you're looking to buy a gift for your loved one or a treat for yourself, you can't really go wrong going local.

Ohio Artisan Collective is a gift shop and coffee bar offering products made locally by Ohio artists, makers, and more. If you're looking for made-in-Ohio gifts and more, check out what we have for you!

Ohio Artisan Collective


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