Buying online and buying local is the new craze for people nowadays. Instead of looking for stores nearby physically, it seems much easier to be at home amidst your comfort and convenience. You get better deals and better prices with rebates as well as options to acquire gift coupons. And with all these benefits you also get privacy while browsing through your options. The added benefit of easy comparison between item prices also makes the customers lean more towards online buying.
Now coming to the advantages of buying local, we can say that with purchase of local products you get fresher goods at cheaper prices without leaving your community. It also helps in supporting the local workforce, such as farmers and producers.
The intention and desire for PayLocal to support small businesses is to help the community. When providing a technological service that gives detailed information about local businesses, a community increases its benefits, becomes stronger, and is able to resist big corporations and chains from generating revenue that doesn’t stay, nor is recirculated, within the community.
An example of this is the “Find Nearby” functionality in PayLocal. When someone like a tourist or a resident, is in the community, he or she can open up PayLocal and find businesses within a certain radius around their location. The search can be specific by business types – if a tourist wants to find a restaurant, for example, or a craft store and more.