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Support local businesses and avoid shipping delays

Support Small Businesses
Find Unique Gifts
Avoid Shipping Delays

Shop Local

Find Unique Gifts and Support a Vibrant Local Economy

As we continue to experience the effects of shipping delays and product shortages, there is a simple solution: Shop local. Discover local businesses and avoid the frustration of not getting what you need in time. The Greater Bakersfield Chamber encourages you to “SHOP LOCAL, SHOP NOW!” with Chamber members and become a valued customer with people that have your best interest at heart.

Why Is It Important To Shop Local And Support Small Businesses?

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Why local?

Five Great Reasons To Shop Local, Shop Now!

  • No delivery delays.
  • Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss and air and water pollution.

Physically touching and seeing items in person allows for shoppers to get a feel for the item in store before a purchase is made.

  • This also will help cut down on post holiday returns.
  • Let’s not forget having the opportunity to ensure a fit is correct, whether it's a pair of pants, a shirt or a warm winter jacket.  

Small and local businesses tend to select products based on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, which guarantees a much more curated range of product choices suitable for you!

  • Local products are more often customizable and/or one-of-a-kind.
By buying local, you help create jobs for your friends and neighbors, contribute to improved public infrastructure, and invest in your community both socially and economically.
Despite all of our advancements in technology, specifically online shopping, there’s nothing that will ever quite compare to the in-person customer service experience.
  • We’re innately social creatures and sometimes we can really use the help of a personal shopper to point us in the right direction.
  • Shopping in-store allows customers to talk to the employees and other shoppers and get advice about the best products for their lives.

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