Why Shop Indie

More Reasons to Shop Indie...

Embrace enthusiasm and expertise

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors, have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you, and they’re absolutely passionate about what they do. Take advantage of it.

Conserve tax dollars

  • Buying local means less infrastructure and more money to beautify your community. Buying local instead of online ensures that sales taxes are reinvested where they belong: in your community.

Reduce environmental impact

  • Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources: less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because your local retailers stand behind them.

Nurture community

  • Besides the pleasure of knowing your local retailers, studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.

Invest in entrepreneurship

  • Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.

Create local jobs

  • Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.

Make your community a destination

  • The more interesting and unique a community, the more it will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone.
Learn more about shopping indie at Indiebound.org.