In the past few years, high street shopping has drastically changed due to the shift to online shopping. Many consumers see online shopping as cheaper and easier than going to a local shop. With this in mind, more and more homeowners are flocking to online giants to buy home improvements rather than spending their time with retailers who actually understand the importance of both practicality and aesthetics.
When it comes to home improvements such as installing blinds and shutters, it’s hard to know all the options that are available to you. Homestyle Blinds and Shutters, the made-to-measure and bespoke service in Kent, offers its advice on why shopping local has its benefits.
Better customer care
When you shop with a small business, it means that the business owner is always at the head of decision-making and always has the customer’s best interest at heart. They tend to tailor services to make your experience even better.
If you’ve dealt with a large online shop, you know that it can be quite hard to get through to a human to express your concerns or questions. When you shop locally, the business owner is usually heavily involved in all aspects of the business and this means that you will always receive a large level of care.
Shopping local often saves you money
The biggest myth around online shopping for home improvements is that online will always be cheaper than local shops. This is actually not the case. You may be surprised to see how competitive local shops and small businesses are when it comes to price. In some cases, independent businesses can actually provide better deals than their online competitors. Why not find out what your local area can offer you first, before checking online.
Half of the issue when buying new blinds or shutters is fitting them correctly, the last thing you want to do after buying your new blinds or shutters is to install them incorrectly. For example, when you buy blinds or shutters from us, our quote includes a professional fitting service which ensures that your blinds or shutters will fit your property perfectly.