25 November 2016


In today’s world of cyber shopping, the internet has made our planet a much smaller place. With the click of a mouse or a swipe of your tablet or mobile device, you can instantly buy products online from anywhere in the UK or even across the globe.

Word of mouth is often a good way of finding the best local trader, and the internet can help with that. When buying home furnishings such as blinds and shutters, it’s well worth taking the time to do your research and to read the online customer reviews of products and services from particular suppliers.

Support local businesses

Nowadays, many people prefer the feel and look of handmade artisan products that are one of a kind and not mass produced. They also like to meet the creators of these items and to deal face to face.

Buying local lets you do this, and more. Supporting a local business or trader has huge benefits for the community, creating jobs and contributing to the economy in your area.

Expertise from a national company

But there are also a number of advantages to buying from a national company. If you’re purchasing from a small, local trader, you may have to wait a long time for the product you want, simply because they don’t have the capacity to keep up with orders.

If something goes wrong and you’re not happy with what you’ve ordered, you can rely on a guarantee backed by a nationally recognised business to give you complete peace of mind.

With Thomas Sanderson, you get the best of both worlds. We’re a national company with unrivalled expertise in providing bespoke blinds and shutters for the home and conservatory. But we also have an important local presence through our regional teams of designers, surveyors and installers to supply high quality handcrafted products. With us, you can buy local with confidence!

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