Shopping Online is Shopping Local Too!
Shopping in Little Elm is not only important to the local businessman, but to our entire community! When you shop local you are allowing the Town to reinvest in what makes it so great- our parks, town events, first responders, streets, library and more.
Did you know that when you shop online (even with Amazon!) and have it shipped to your house, within the Town Limits, that's shopping local! Little Elm collects sales tax from all the retailers that deliver your purchases right to your front door. When you shop from your favorite online store in the convenience of your home, you are doing your part to support your community.
Now you have no reason to not shop local.
Facts about shopping locally
- When you shop in Little Elm, you support local business growth. Strong, healthy businesses are able to provide more jobs and expand their services.
- Each time you spend money on dining, retail, or entertainment, you are charged an 8.25 percent sales tax. A portion of that sales tax goes to the Town where you buy the goods or services. Twenty cents of every dollar spent with a chain store (such as Calloways, Lowes, Applebees, etc.) is retained/recirculated in our community. (Source: Small Business Administration)
- Sixty cents of every dollar spent with a sole proprietorship is retained/recirculated in our community. (Source: Small Business Administration)