One has to wonder the state of brick-mortar stores when the increase of e-commerce.  It is so fast to shop from our phone with an one-click purchase on an app, shipped straight to home.

There are still specific industries which are best served at a physical location.  An Entreprenuer article list 5 reasons:

  1. Allow Customer Sampling
  2. Shop Local community membership builds shopper esteem
  3. Easier to return or ask product questions
  4. Incorporating technology – price savings and multimarketing channels
  5. Store inventory creates brand interaction

Service industries and of food establishments continue at physical locations, however even the grocery industries are turning to ecommerce.

Let us remember to shop small, and appreciate the commerce, community, timeliness,customer service and other benefits of local retail services.

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