Benefits of Shopping Local

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

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Founded in 1985, Rent One has long been a contributor to its local communities. Employing over 400 employees in 111 cities means we hire our neighbors and we serve our neighbors because building up our communities is what it’s all about! During the Covid-19 restrictions, we have continued to deliver essential items to homes across the midwest.

Reasons to Shop Local

Help Create Local Jobs

Shopping local helps businesses employ more neighbors. And when you purchase at Rent One, rather than nationally owned stores, more money is kept in your community as we purchase our own goods and services from other locally-owned businesses.

Help the Environment

Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less pollution. Not only do we source and transport our products from other locally-owned businesses, but your Rent One Showroom is also located near YOU, so there’s no reason to drive out of town for great selections!

Conserve Your Tax Dollars

Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong—in your community.

Nurture Your Community

Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. When local businesses are supported, so is your neighborhood. Rent One donates over $1 million per year to its local communities through great organizations like Feeding America and The Ronald McDonald House. Learn more about how Rent One gives back.

Receive More Personalized Service

Local businesses offer products to sell based on what their local customers like and want and carry a wid­er array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets. Whether it's a red sofa, a blue recliner, or a silver washer & dryer set, we’ll do everything we can to find you what you are looking for.

Shopping Local During COVID-19

At Rent One, continuing to keep our customers and co-workers safe during this COVID-19 pandemic is our priority. Disinfecting and sanitizing all interactive and high traffic areas throughout the day and proper social distancing are just some of the ways we are keeping everyone safe.

Learn more about the precautionary, preventative and proactive steps we are taking during this time.

Shop at Our Local Discount Furniture and Appliance Store

We’re proud to support our local community and help families get what they need for their homes. Find your closest store location or shop online for quality rent-to-own electronics, appliances, furniture and more!

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