5 Reasons to Buy Your Furniture Locally

July 29th, 2021 Paul Dekker
Furniture Store in Listowel, ON

When you need new furniture for your home, there are plenty of shopping options for you to choose from. A lot of people these days shop for furniture online, ordering pieces based off photos and reviews. Others head to nearby national chains they always see commercials for. While these are two great sources, there is another option for buying furniture that some people overlook (and we think it’s the best option)—your local furniture store!

Shopping for furniture locally offers benefits for you and your community that online and mass chain stores don’t. The next time you need a new piece or pieces to furnish your home, consider these reasons why buying locally is the way to go!

1) Ensure your furniture is high quality.

Local independent businesses know that their success relies on the quality of their products. Mass online retailers and franchises don’t need your individual business the same way a smaller company does, as customers often turn to them for the sake convenience, even if their products aren’t as high in quality. This means that, to them, quality assurance isn’t as crucial as it is to your local furniture store.

Local furniture manufacturers pay special attention to the quality of the pieces they make, and local retailers pay that same attention to the quality of the furniture they stock.

2) Get personalized assistance while furniture shopping.

Because they operate on a smaller scale, local furniture stores have the capacity and dedication to provide each customer with individual guidance for their furniture shopping experience. If you head to the store, someone will be happy to spend all the time you need helping you choose the right pieces.

If you’re shopping online or experience an issue with your order, you can call the shop and know a live and friendly associate will answer to address your questions or problems. No need to go through an endless automated menu just to reach a general service associate who isn’t as motivated to help you. Every customer is essential to a local business, which means customer service is a top priority.

3) Find something unique.

Local furniture stores often stock local furniture brands in an effort to help other entrepreneurs in the community. As a result, you have access to many one-of-a-kind pieces to choose from. Online furniture retailers and chain stores often carry the same standard pieces between them. It is not uncommon to purchase something from one of these companies only to come across it in someone else’s home or business too.

At a local store, on the other hand, you’re likely to find many locally-sourced brands that produce unique and stylish pieces to enhance your space with a special touch. Conway Furniture, for example, makes an effort to stock Canadian-made products, in addition to other well-known brands.

4) Support your local economy.

If you’re going to be spending money on furniture you need anyway, why not make sure it gets reinvested in your own economy? When you spend your money at a local business, you can feel good knowing it will go right back into your community.

Local businesses provide employment opportunities for residents, pay property taxes that contribute to the town or city, and often stock local products to support other small businesses. Many local companies also go the extra mile to give back to the community they’re operating in by donating to local charities and fundraisers, sponsoring local events, and offering scholarships.

5) Save money.

Upfront, you will likely spend a little bit more for a piece at a local furniture store than you would at a major retailer. In the long run, however, you’re actually saving money because you have invested in higher-quality furniture that will last longer. You won’t have to spend the money to replace it in a couple of years and if an issue arises with the piece, you will have someone in your area to service it and extend its life.

Another way you can save money shopping for furniture locally is on shipping costs. Many local furniture retailers offer cheaper shipping than chains or even free local delivery or pickup. Plus, keeping deliveries local reduces the amount of fuel used and emissions produced during the shipping process, so you’re helping the environment while saving money at the same time.

If you live in the Listowel, Ontario area, Conway Furniture is proud to serve as your leading local furniture retailer. Our large showroom includes furniture solutions for every room, nook, and cranny in your home from world-renown and local Canadian and North American brands alike. If you need help finding the right pieces, our team of furniture professionals will be standing by to provide advice, answer questions, and offer whatever support you need in choosing your furniture.

Visit our store today to find all the furnishings you need to complete your space!

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