Two-thirds of the 706 Surrey residents who responded to a Surrey Chamber of Commerce survey on shopping say they would rather shop in a store than online.
The #SurreyStrong Shop Local Campaign Shoppers Survey aims to help local retailers understand the priorities of Surrey shoppers “and how they can adapt their business to attract more customers.
“The campaign builds on our work from the previous year, with the primary goal being to inspire the community to buy local,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Board. “Buying local helps create jobs and contributes to investments in public infrastructure and in the community.
The survey revealed that respondents preferred shopping at local businesses to support the local economy and considered it important to “give back” to the community.
Although lower prices tend to influence people’s decisions to buy online or outside of Surrey, more than half of those who responded to the survey say they are willing to pay a premium to support local businesses.
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