Knowing what you spend on your everyday shopping is staying in your town. Feeling more connected to where you live and shopping at the same time.
Finding out more about the people and the things to do in your neighbourhood when you are buying a bunch of bananas. Knowing that the shops you buy from are likely to use far more local suppliers nearby than any big supermarket. Discovering what is wonderful about where you live. Knowing the people you buy from pay their taxes here and their local business rates
Showing that you care about what you have on your doorstep and you want to keep it that way
Knowing that every penny you spend is going straight to the shopkeepers without nasty commissions
Feeling that by shopping local you are stopping your town looking the same as any other town
Understanding that you are helping to stop your local town being swallowed up by big corporations
Feeling greener because the products you buy travel less far to come to you
Finding the best quality goods and exactly what you need when you need it
Knowing your products have been handpicked and have not been standing in aisles for days and weeks
Doing your shopping from local people who want to meet you and get to know you better
Getting handy tips as well as the goods you buy from shopkeepers who know their products inside out.
Knowing the shopappy shopkeepers care about the products you buy and want to make you happy
Finding the unexpected, the quirky and the everyday all in one place and it’s on your doorstep
Feeling that even though you are busy you can still do the right thing and support your local shops even when they are closed
Saving money by shopping around, but not selling your social conscience to get a bargain
And the best bit, once you have discovered shopappiness you can…
Share your shopappiness with others so we live in shopappier places full of thriving shops and businesses in unique towns where people care about where they live.